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Old July 9th, 2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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Tape Heads

Dear GL2 Users,

WHY do the Tape Heads get dirty SO FAST?

If I have shot some tape when the heads were a little dirty,

and I have since cleaned the heads, is there a way to clean

the tape?

ALSO, when shooting I have to keep the camera on PAUSE

all the time, because if I don't I get blue spaces between

takes. This really wears the battery down.

Or do I have to rewind after every take to make it SEAMLESS



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Old July 9th, 2004, 01:39 AM   #2
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On the GL2 you can use the "REC search" buttons on top of the camera to avoid the blue (empty) spaces between your shots.

By the way, I have never heard about anyone cleaning the tapes.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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Kevin: Did the footage show evidence that the heads were dirty, or did you just get the "CLEAN HEADS" message from the GL2?

I got the message not long after I had my camera. I was a bit aggravated that it would be dirty that fast. However, I noticed nothing was wrong with the footage. I cleaned the heads anyway that one time. I haven't cleaned the heads since, and I have been shooting with it for a while. I won't clean them unless I see some evidence that they are dirty.

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