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Old March 6th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Keeping tape in camera

Is there any reason why any of you believe that leaving the tape in the camera is a bad idea after shooting for the day?
Does Canon recomend removing tape. I do not see anything in manual.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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See the manual, page 112 under Cassette Handling Precautions: "Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use." Having a tape in for an extended period of time (like, say, a couple of weeks) puts tension on tiny little springs and whatnot on the inside; eventually wearing out the transport mechanism.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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I think there is a tape consideration that would lead you to remove the tape after shooting also. Any temperature change may lead to tape stretch on the threaded portion of the tape.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Thanks Chris, I missed that in the manual. Sorry....
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Old March 9th, 2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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*Takes tape out of XL2*
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Old March 9th, 2005, 01:07 PM   #6
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A few days is okay... a week... but any extended period of storage, or non-usage, the tape should be taken out.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #7
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Chris,

Do you have the manual memorised in every language it comes in? When do you find the time to play with your toys?
JK. I went and took my tape out the second I read that.

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Old March 10th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #8
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Hi Cleveland,

<< Do you have the manual memorised in every language it comes in? >>

No. I have it memorized only in English, German and Portuguese.

<< When do you find the time to play with your toys? >>

Usually right before bedtime -- helps me fall asleep.
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Too much information Chris... just too much.
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