Thanks DSE. I had no idea, even using the online manual. Does this mean I'll still be better off using a 60 minute tape vs a 2gb stick?
ps I have Laci at the DZ if need be
You're mixing a few "metaphors" here.
Let's start with the premise that tape is dead. Period. Over. Gone. You're currently shooting DV which is not only dead, it's rotted and decomposed in its grave of about 8 years ago. Kudos for keeping it breathing this long.
Next...modern cameras shoot a variety of "bitrates." This is how much data is written to the card every second. Frankly, you needn't worry too much about bitrate, but the way you phrased your original question, I answered with a technical answer.
Own an 8GB stick. That'll give you slightly over an hour of storage space with any of the standard modern cameras.
Just be sure to dump your video to the Laci at the end of the day, and be sure to reformat your card in the camera at the beginning of each day.
Or be like most people and have multiple cards, and forget which card you used on which day and confuse yourself from time to time.
Tape is dead? That can't be............I still have 10 or more that have never been used. And the last time I used the camera was in 2007. But I figured I would use the camera until the 2016 season comes around here in the Northeast. And I still get to use my Hypeye.
The Laci I mentioned is aka Lasloimage.
I think I'll do the multiple card thing, as I'm liable to lose just one, if that's all I have. A little confusion goes a long way with me.