"Prospero Spooks" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My Sony PD-100 (not 100A) only seems able to record 43 minutes on a "60
> minute" tape (I usually use Sony "Premium" DV60PR3 tapes).
> Meanwhile, the PD-100 plays hour-long tapes recorded on other machines
> just fine, so it's certainly capable of running the tape at the right
> Search the menus (and the manual) as I might, I've been unable to find
> any setting to record a full hour onto a DV60. Is it indeed impossible
> to do so with this camera, or can someone tell me the appropriate magic
Say, "80-minute tapes" for 55-minute record time with
the DVCam-record-speed-only PD100. They cost more,
but it is the only way other than FireWire-connecting
another camera to the PD100 (a D8 with "90-minute"
tapes will record about 2 hours 17 minutes in LP mode
in one "go" this way...;-).