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Is a torn DV tape recoverable in any way?

Mini DV tapes can be spliced, so it should be easy enough to reattach it to the reel in similar way. Be sure to use tape splicing tape and not any other kind of tape. Be sure to only put splicing tape ...
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What's wrong with this MP4 file? Is the pixel aspect ratio wrong?

You are correct. The pixel aspect ratio is wrong. DV has a fixed horizontal resolution, but can display 16:9 frames by stretching out the pixels. The display resolution is set in metadata, so it is ...
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what is the best digital output format for miniDV tapes

h.264. For DV the default settings will probably be fine: ffmpeg -i 'dvgrab-001.dv' output.mp4 If the footage is interlaced (the ffprobe says it isn't, but if you see combing artefacts then use ...
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