I've been having some trouble with video from my Sony PD 170. At first I thought is was the connection between the camera and my Avid Media Composer editing software, but the more I investigate, the more I think it's the camera. I'm getting horizontal lines in my video. Looks similar to when the heads need cleaning. I've cleaned the heads then shot some test video and the lines are still there. This is an older camera, could my heads just be bad? If so, what can be done? If not, what else could be causing this problem?
I’ve been working to correct this for weeks! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Re: video on PD 170 by Don Greening on Jul 2, 2010 at 6:16:25 pm
It's the heads. They need a professional cleaning and just as important is a tape transport alignment and overall adjustment. Your frame grab shows the "tiling" or "dropouts" consistent with these conditions. Send your camera in to a trusted broadcast repair centre.