Reusing MiniDV tapes

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  1. digitalrightnow

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    I am using a Canon ZR500 Digital Camcorder, which takes MiniDV tapes. I guess when i want to record over these cassettes I just rewind the tape to the begining and than switch to camera mode, and begin recording? Just like I would with any cassette media?
     
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    indeed you do
     
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    So is there any way that I can format the tape within the camera? In the way that you format a SD Card? Also I am having an issue getting my camcorder to play the last video clip I recorded, I have to rewind the entire tape to the beginning and than hit play? Is there any way I can fix this?
     
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    no the only way to wipe it would be to record over it with the lens cap on
     
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    Most cams let you rewind while still in camera mode. You could use that and what is so bad about buying a new tape. They are expensive but still reusing a tape like you guys are talking about is like putting plastic forks in the dishwasher.
     
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    What about an electric magnet, I have been toll that was the way it was done in the old days like the 60's & 70's for audiotape.
     

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