Hello all. I recently filmed some footage on a hired camera - either Canon XL1 or 2 (i can't remember). I remember viewing the rushes from that camera and they were fine. However, it is not until now I am actually logging them, and I'm using my own camera - a Sony HVR-AV1. The footage is jerky and has speckles over it.. almost like the tape is damaged. Is there a panasonic-only format that I am not aware of?
The problem is the camera you recorded with is slightly out of spec compared to the camera you are playing back with. Try getting a better deck for playback or the original camera you recorded with. The more expensive DV decks have better error correction and should solve your issue. You might have to go all the way up to a DSR-2000 if the error in the recording is severe.