I shot 5 Sony mini HDV tapes for a job on my Canon XH A1. The first tape did not record and I do not understand why. I had to rewind the entire tape so it definitely went through my camera but there is no audio, video or timecode. I tested it on 2 different cameras. I tried to re-record the tape and there still was no image.
All the other tapes were fine and I've shot on this camera with this tape stock for almost 3 years without a problem.
Is it possible to have bought a faulty tape? Is there a solution to this (I really need the footage I thought I recorded)?