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Old October 6th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Lost Footage??

I have a Sony HVR-Z5U that will occasionally drop several seconds of video and time code on a long shoot. Short clips generally don't cause headaches, but I've noticed on a longer shot (30+ minutes) it can lose upwards of 5 seconds.

Anyone else come across this?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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This is a common occurrence and hazard of shooting MPEG formats on tape. One glitch can loose at least half a second's worth of frames. If you are regularly loosing that much on 30 minute recordings I'd strongly suggest that you have your machine serviced and or change your brand of tape.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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It's more likely you're not using the Sony utility program to download the footage. That's what happens when it's not stitched correctly on shots longer than 20 minutes.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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Rob, that's only true if you are recording to card, which is FAT32 and has the file size limitation. And it would only be a frame or two that was lost in that case.

Not an issue on tape.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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You're right Adam. I based my response on the first post and just assumed it was a card. I guess I should read a little further if I'm going to reply.
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