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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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High Rate of Glitches Canon HX A1

I bought a Canon HX A1 June 29, 2007, It has a high rate of glitched on Sony Mini DV tapes about one every 4 to 5 min both audio and video, Some times it will work fine and other times the tapes will be full of glitches. Anybody else having this problem??? I have bought a Focus Fire Store to over come the problem but I would like the tapes to be useable also.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Use a better tape -- preferably one branded for HDV use, such as the Sony DVM-63HD, Canon HDVM-E63PR, JVC M-DV63PRHD or Panasonic AY-DVM63HD. That's the best way to avoid dropouts. Run a cleaning cassette for about five or six seconds before changing tape brands though.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #3
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Good Tapes

Tom we use the Panasonic AMQ tapes period. We have shot about 30 hours with them and have had no problems at all. believe I watched every inch of them and audio and vidro are excellant.

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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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Tom we use the Panasonic AMQ tapes period. We have shot about 30 hours with them and have had no problems at all. believe I watched every inch of them and audio and vidro are excellant.

Wynn Bradford

I agree, thats all I use now.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #5
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I'm also using AMQ tapes and not having any problems. Sony tapes are wet lube and Pansonic tapes are dry lube. It seem that Canon cameras prefer dry lube
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #6
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Which Sony tape are you using?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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What seems odd to me is the length of he dropouts. If only one GOP is affected, there should be a problem for 15 frames, but the "freeze" lasts about 1.5 seconds - 40 PAL frames. In any case, cleaning seems to have done the trick for now. We shall see.
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