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Old April 3rd, 2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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Cleaning Heads

Hi
Wondering.
How often to clean cam heads?
I run a 10 second head cleaning tape through the cam at the start of each days filming.
Is this overkill or not enough.
Your thoughts please
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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Re: Cleaning Heads

Hi,

I'm no expert but I think running head cleaning tape each day is way too often. You will wear off your heads too soon. I do it only periodically - if I get banding artifacts on the tape or just every 3 months or so. That said, I don't use my camera much.

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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Piotr
Thank you for your reply seems I am over doing it a shade.
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