Sunday, August 2, 2009
SP and LP refer to the speed with which the tape moves over the tape heads when recording your digital video. LP can give you a longer recording time, but increases the chances for dropouts. A dropout is when your camera fails to record an image for a short period. When capturing in LP, the recordings are a slower speed and often have unstable data streams. You may also have trouble playing back a tape that was recorded in LP mode in a different camera or deck. LP should be avoided if at all possible.