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gautam pandey
Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 3, 2010 at 1:26:17 am

Hi,

So i was shooting on a pretty tough location, 47 degrees C. Suddenly my Sony Z 7 goes _ Head Cleaning required.

I had previously seen errors of moisture on another camera, when there shouldnt have been a moisture error. So i turned off the Z 7 and turned it back on.. the result No warning and the camera allowed me to shoot.

Right after this we get to an amazing location and get all this great footage.

The tragedy of this all revealed itself only when i got back. The tape shows black, and only shows an image if i rewind or Fast forward.

Can anyone help.. or is this going to be one of those life lessons? :(

Thanks.. fingers crossed

Gautam Pandey


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gautam pandey
Re: Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 3, 2010 at 1:34:50 am

Sorry.. just to add.. was shooting in PAL in the HDV format and was using the HDV Metal tapes.

Thanks

Gautam Pandey


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Mark Suszko
Re: Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 6, 2010 at 4:51:31 pm

Did you play back in the camera, or another deck, or both? What difference was there, if any?


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gautam pandey
Re: Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 6, 2010 at 6:05:25 pm

Playback on a Deck in Ffwd i could see the footage. havent tried the Cam yet.

Sony got back to me and have suggested i try a local certified sony repair shop.

got in touch with them, They say they will realign the head of the camera or deck till the image shows.. and then dump the footage .. and then realign back to it's original position!!!

Dont know what to do now.. sounds a little Hokey!

Gautam Pandey


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Mark Suszko
Re: Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:39:15 pm

No, that pretty much is your only hope at this point.


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gautam pandey
Re: Recording with a dirty head?
on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:24:58 am

Thanks! Have sent Sony the tape and Camera.. fingers and toes crossed!

Will post the outcome.. thanks all!

Gautam Pandey


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