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Pixelation on Playback

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by bmay, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. bmay

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    Have a Sony TRV 33E, when I playback a recording I get five horizontal bars that are pixelating. Have changed to using a brand new tape but it makes no difference? Anyone out there come across this problem and solved it?

    Make of DV tapes used are Sony Red?

    thanks in advance...
     
  2. GaryB

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    This is what you get if the heads are clogged, faulty or if you have a tape path fault.

    The most likely cause is simply clogged heads so it is worth trying a head cleaner or preferably get the heads cleaned by an engineer.
     
  3. Miles@9

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    You can try running a virgin tape through the camera (one that has not been used before), just for a few minutes. The tape stock is desinged to be slightly abrasive to keep the heads clean when you use the camera.

    If that dosen't shift the clog, try a head cleaning tape. But don't use for more than the recomended on the case.

    Failing that, as GaryB said, have it looked at by an engineer. Cleaning the heads on Dv equipment is a fiddley job, lots of very small bits to damage.
     
  4. bmay

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    Many Thanks for your help,

    Lets hope a good old clean will do it...
     

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