Labeling Your Tapes
When you are doing a shoot that requires more than one tape, be sure to label each tape at the scene. And pick a label that will make it easy to identify later.
There's nothing more frustrating that starting to edit and not knowing which tape is of which shot or what is on each tape.
Keep each mini-DV tape in its plastic box to avoid dust getting into the tape.
You can shift the little white switch on a tape from record mode to save mode to avoid accidentally recording over a tape on which you already have video. If you want to later record over the tape, just move the little switch back to record mode.