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#1 Lucita Jones

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:20 AM

Hi,



Forthe z1, after how many hours of tape running is it recommended to use the Cleaning tape?

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Lucita Jones
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#2 Thomas Tamura

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 02:09 AM

I only run the cleaning tape after about 50 hours of tape, or if I've used a different tape stock. I would recommend only using one brand of high quality tape, (I only use sony tapes) different brands use different lubricants which can dirty up the heads a lot quicker. You shouldn't have to clean them too much though. What you should really do is get a professional cleaning cause the dry tape doesn't clean pinch roller and other parts in the tape path. Also set your camera to disengage the heads if not filming for a minute, it will save some wear on them as they still spin even when in stand-by/not recording. Any Sony dealer should be able to package and send you camera to Sony for cleaning and I think it's only 50$ -- free if you're under warranty!!

hope that answers your question.
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