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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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I need your help guys

What's causing this in my videos?

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Do you think I have to run a cleaning tape on my cam? or it is an issue with the camera CCD's


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Old July 21st, 2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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That's not a CCD problem. That's a tape playback problem. A head cleaning cassette may help.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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That's not a CCD problem. That's a tape playback problem. A head cleaning cassette may help.
Thanks, do you know of any good cleaning cassete?
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Old July 21st, 2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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All are about the same. I use the Sony because that what the tape suplier had in stock (though I use Panasonic AMQ tapes).
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Old July 21st, 2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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With cleaning cassettes, brand does not matter. Like Bill, I have a Sony cleaner and Panasonic tapes. Choice doesn't matter; just get one.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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It just happened to me too, very similar looking. Class action lawsuit? (Just kidding ;)

I discarded the tape, and ran a cleaner cassette through it.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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Help!

I'm back again with ther same problem, I'm now really concern if I should send my cam to service or if this is a very common issue. I bought the cleaning tape and I have run it few times it stays clean for a while but then the color squares come back again, they ussually appear in a frame for one second and then dessapear. Last time I shoot with 3 new sony minidv tapes and in the first tape I did not get any of the artifacts or whatever they are called, but in the second and third tape I got them 5 or 6 times, not consecuitive but at different times. I hope I made myself clear, I just want to know if this is common and if you have experienced this same issue?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #8
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You might try a higher quality (read: more expensive...) tape, or switch tape brands. I had some dropout problems with a Sony HD tape, and it was the second tape ever run through the camera. I'm planning to use Canon's HD tapes whenever I'm shooting HD now. Price is a little rough, but I have to have reliable results.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #9
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I'd place a bet the Canon HDV tapes are made by Sony.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #10
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I'd place a bet the Canon HDV tapes are made by Sony.
FWIW: My XL1 came with a 30 minute Panasonic-branded tape The CCD block in the XL1 was from Panasonic. However, that was a number of years ago. Not sure what they use now.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #11
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I'm just guessing, but the "Canon" HDV tape they give you now is in the same kind of box nobody but Sony has ever used. Well...Fuji did use the same kind but not, I think, on the mini size cassettes.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #12
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Do u guys think That the color blocks I getting are from the tape or a damaged ccd sensor?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #13
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It's the tape, not the CCDs.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #14
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NO.......but they won't tell me which brand it is.

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Old November 18th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #15
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NO.......but they won't tell me which brand it is.
The Canon HDV tapes have the DigitalMaster TM on them. This is a Sony trademark. FWIW
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