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#1 Tom Weilguny

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:51 PM

my very well-used (2nd hand) XL1 has been acting up lately. It´s hard to label, hence not much luck finding anything through search.
What happens is that occasionally when recording, the tape will rewind at half-speed, with the playback visible in the EVF. When it started, this went on for a few seconds, then everything was back to normal. Now this has increased in frequency to the point where recording is pretty much impossible.
Removing and re-inserting the tape temporarily helps, so does switching to a new tape.

Since I´m out of ideas I´ll probably have to bring it in for service, but if anyone knows this problem or has experienced something similar I´d appreciate the insight.
An unrelated thing: there seems to be a slight bit of underscan present (in the the output material, it´s not visible in the EVF or on a monitor), is this normal?
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