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Old January 28th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Oh no! Bad tape problem...

O.K I was shooting a meeting video last night with my HC-9 and when I hit record an error message appeared saying that my tape head needed cleaning. The warning covered most of the LCD screen. I put in a new tape and it seemed to record just fine. I shot three tapes total.

The first tape however has a problem with its first three minutes. I don't get a video signal (blue screen) but I do get the time code. However, if I play-fast forward I can see the video image--but it goes back to blue screen when I enter play again.

Any idea on how to get these three minutes off the tape. I've cleaned the heads, of course and tried a second camcorder (HC-7) but no improvement.

Help!

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Old January 29th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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Anyone? Guesses?

I'll send this off to Sony Media Services on Monday but would love to resolve it more quickly...

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Old January 29th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Darin,
See my response to similar issue on this thread. Maybe they should be combined

Lost footage from Z1 due to "damaged" tape?
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