Hello, are the Panasonic Pro tapes with the name AY-DVM63 PQ or HDV-compatible AY-DVM63AMQ currently the best (the fewest dropouts) in VCM eV (www.vcm-MARKT.DE) are regularly placed bulk orders. As in there are sometimes up to 25% discount. THE MASTER SONY HDV are not quite as good but cost about 13 to 17 euros, and are therefore much too expensive. As the term is being protected DVCam, Panasonic can not write on his cassette DVCam. The AMQ but are better than that of Sony DVCam tapes. (the hull of Sonysind more beautiful, but quality is more important), the AMQ is it in a term of up to 276 minutes (184 min-DVCam) Incidentally, under the new address www.videostammtisch.de found contacts for professional scene in Germany.