error message-i need help at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 12th, 2003, 09:23 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: los angeles, california
Posts: 71
error message-i need help

i went to the beach today to shoot a friend surfing. the atmosphere was somewhat moist/windy and 15 minutes into taping i got an error message indicating that i had to clean my camera's heads! this was the first 15 minutes i had rolled on this new gl2. how could the heads be dirty with less then 10 minutes of usage out of the box? could the moisture have messed with the camera? has anyone experineced this. i kept on shoooting and i saw a lot of drop out-mosaic patterns on play back. i was using fuji tapes which i have used on other gl2s in the past with out a problem. later when i got home i shot some more tape (same tape) and had no problems. what gives??????
Michael Buendia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2003, 09:50 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: los angeles, california
Posts: 71
i read my manual and if moisture would have been the cause i would have seen a moisture warning indicator. this didn't happen. i keep on shooting and it's fine. this is so strange.
Michael Buendia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2003, 03:59 PM   #3
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
I've heard some people say that they got their new camera
(a canon) with more or less dirty heads. I would sent it in. I'd
assume whatever is causing it is gonna be fixed under warranty!
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2003, 10:38 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 166
mbuendia4
I got the same message last summer while shooting outside on a warm humid Louisiana night. The first time I cleaned the heads and continued. The second and third times, I removed the tape and stuck it back in and continued. I've had no other trouble with the camera. Each time I got the message it was at the beginning of a shot, so all I did was delay the action a bit, and nothing was lost...

I haven't received a head-cleaning message since.

Mic
__________________
Michael A Westphal
Michael Westphal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2003, 03:37 AM   #5
Barry van Weldam
 
Posts: n/a
Just some info i came across with while surfing, maybe they are usefull ;)

1. It's wise to use only one brand of dv tapes and stick to it. It had something to do with the different kind of layers on the tapes.
2 Store your dv tapes standig-up.


Ps Could it be you bought a GL2/XM2 that had been used by the store. So maybe it has more "tape" mileage then fresh out-of-the box?

Grtz,
Barry
  Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network