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Matt Hannon
Tapes not reading data...
on May 15, 2011 at 1:22:52 pm


I've just returned from a trip to Indonesia, whereby I did some filming in the jungle as well as beaches.

I have already captured 99% of the 23 hours that I shot whilst over there, but there is one tape which for some reason or another, cannot be read when trying to capture?!

I have tried capturing on several different cameras, as well as a deck... none of them are reading it? Its not even reading any timecode??

I know there is footage on there, as I labelled the tape.

I am also experiencing this 'data loss' for shorter periods on other tapes, same thing happens whereby the timecode disappears also.

The tapes I used were JVC ProHD 63 min.

Any ideas/previous experience would be greatly appreciated.


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Bret Williams
Re: Tapes not reading data...
on May 15, 2011 at 2:52:13 pm

Sounds like dirty heads. Playback head if you're lucky, but since it's on all playback machines, it may have been record head in camera.

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Matt Hannon
Re: Tapes not reading data...
on May 16, 2011 at 4:58:47 am

Thanks Bret,

This did cross my mind and I have run a head cleaner, through to no avail.

Will continue to research solutions... fingers crossed!!



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