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Old May 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #16
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No. It's mainly because of the weather. The beach right after that serious rain storm is absolutely gorgeous. That's all about luckiness. Even if we got the cash, we can't reshoot it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:10 PM   #17
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This is a common problem with HDV and one of the reasons I avoid the format when possible. You should NEVER watch back HDV. Shoot, rewind, capture. In my experience, the more times you play an HDV tape, the more likely you are to have dropouts, etc.


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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #18
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If there is moisture in that tape cassette and it has got in the windings, the clock is ticking and chemical changes may occur.

Try your science lab at university. Ask if they can put your tape in a vacuum jar for a few hours, not pull full vacuum on it but partial to boil off the water at lower pressure.

They may be able to advise on best low pressure to draw off water but not cause outgassing from the binder and wet lube on the Sony tape which might cause more damage.

My guess is the wet lube and moisture may have formed an emulsion which along with loose material will be an added coating on the tape causing an excessive clearance between the heads and signal layer as well as clogging the heads.

If all else fails, send it to me - no guarantees though.
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