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Old September 3rd, 2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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Ok.. So I recently ordered a Panasonic DVC30.. it's been great.

all the sudden, when watching playback.. the film looks extremely "zebra'd" and choppy.. and just all over the place.. like.. a dirty tape or something..

what could this be? a setting somewhere? zebra is turned off.. or is my camera done for? I still have time to send it back.



extremely appricated
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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Ok, I'll bite.

Have you tried a head cleaner yet?
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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Are you recording over and over on the same tape?
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Old September 4th, 2004, 09:40 PM   #4
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Sounds like dirty heads, for whatever reason.
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Old September 5th, 2004, 07:16 PM   #5
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Well, for whatever reason.. within 5 uses the cameras heads were dirty because the cleaning solution worked.

thanks!
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Old September 5th, 2004, 07:36 PM   #6
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Always a good idea to run a head cleaning cassette first thing with any new camcorder, before loading that first tape.
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