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Old August 28th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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how can I stop weird digital "blockies" on my camera?

I have the Sony TRV-900, it's about three years old, and I'm getting digital blockie things on my recorded images. I ran a head cleaning DV cassette and it didn't help.

I've got a big shoot coming up, what should I do? Will getting it cleaned at an authorized Sony place help? Thanks for any help!
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Old August 28th, 2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hi,

Here's an article on head cleaning, posted by someone else in the group:

http://www.taperesources.com/useful_info.html#article1

If the cleaner cassette doesn't work go for wet cleaning.
I used to do this on analog audio tape decks, and it made a world of difference.

There are a few other things to check. Are you mixing tapes?
Apparently, the different types of lubrication on various tape brands gum up. Also, have you noticed a difference between
using battery and A/C power ? My older JVC camera shows
digital blockies sometimes when I shake it around on battery power, but not on A/C power.
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Old August 28th, 2003, 07:54 PM   #3
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Here's my link which contains even more links:

http://www.dvfreak.com/tape.htm
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