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Old May 12th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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Alignment. My camera needs Alighnent. What is that?

A partner of mine sent his camera to a shop to fix a problem with the firewire port.
They recorded some footage and said that it needs some alignment which would be $150.00. Alignment? Dont cars need alignment? Next thing they'll be telling him his camera needs its carburetor lubed. -just kidding, but I am always weary of anyone telling me something needs fixed that i dont know about - like with cars, Casue i have no idea if its really important or not or you could just make anything up and ill have to go on your word.

>So, is this a legitimate thing? I asume yes, but id like to know what alignment is.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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the heads can and do go out of alignment which can cause all sorts of dropout problems. However it is not something that needs to be done on a regualr basis unless ther's something else going on inside. I've had the heads on both my 150 and 170 aligned-the 150 when the heads were replaced after about 1000 hours of tape thru them and the 170 when I had the chip replaced under the recall. I had to pay for the alignment as well as paying for the 150 to be R&Rd.
Again not something that usually needs to be done to soon but then it can and does happen.

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Old May 12th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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Cool, Thanks. This particular DVX100 has a LOT of hours on it so i guess ill do it.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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He might be referring to a "software alignment" to bring the camera back up to spec. This can help anything from slight back focus issues to exposure variations. I was surprised at how extensively software controls many camera functions. The problem may not be completely mechanical in origin.
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