I'm looking out to buy some storage for a session of logging a lot of tapes, and I want to guage how much space I will need. How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?
mini DV is already digital format. The bitrate is 25Mbps. So, 1 hour occupies approximately 11 Gigabytes
It is approximately 11GB per hour, though I do tend to round up a bit when I make my calculations.
Digital Rebellion has a handy Video Space Calculator on their website (also available as an iOS app). You can select the format, frame rate, and video length.