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Ed Bicker March 6th, 2005 08:18 PM

Keeping tape in camera
 
Is there any reason why any of you believe that leaving the tape in the camera is a bad idea after shooting for the day?
Does Canon recomend removing tape. I do not see anything in manual.

Chris Hurd March 6th, 2005 08:41 PM

See the manual, page 112 under Cassette Handling Precautions: "Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use." Having a tape in for an extended period of time (like, say, a couple of weeks) puts tension on tiny little springs and whatnot on the inside; eventually wearing out the transport mechanism.

Patrick King March 6th, 2005 08:47 PM

I think there is a tape consideration that would lead you to remove the tape after shooting also. Any temperature change may lead to tape stretch on the threaded portion of the tape.

Ed Bicker March 8th, 2005 05:59 PM

Thanks Chris, I missed that in the manual. Sorry....

Travis Maynard March 9th, 2005 12:42 PM

*Takes tape out of XL2*

Chris Hurd March 9th, 2005 01:07 PM

A few days is okay... a week... but any extended period of storage, or non-usage, the tape should be taken out.

Cleveland Brown March 10th, 2005 02:06 AM

Chris,

Do you have the manual memorised in every language it comes in? When do you find the time to play with your toys?
JK. I went and took my tape out the second I read that.

He he.

Chris Hurd March 10th, 2005 08:23 AM

Hi Cleveland,

<< Do you have the manual memorised in every language it comes in? >>

No. I have it memorized only in English, German and Portuguese.

<< When do you find the time to play with your toys? >>

Usually right before bedtime -- helps me fall asleep.

Richard Alvarez March 10th, 2005 10:15 AM

Too much information Chris... just too much.


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