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#1 Mauricio Cortes

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

I have a XL1 for several years, but now, the video has terrible dropouts and little squares like noise in the image. I use only Panasonic tapes. I clean the heads, I sent the camera to repair but the problem is still there. Somebody can help me?. In the worst moment the video looks like this:

http://www.flickr.co...N03/2840076645/
http://www.flickr.co...N03/2840078057/

Please help!
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#2 Mike Washlesky

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:11 AM

I have a XL1 for several years, but now, the video has terrible dropouts and little squares like noise in the image. I use only Panasonic tapes. I clean the heads, I sent the camera to repair but the problem is still there. Somebody can help me?. In the worst moment the video looks like this:

http://www.flickr.co...N03/2840076645/
http://www.flickr.co...N03/2840078057/

Please help!



Well, the XL1 is a pretty old camera and it could be a number of problems. How many hours have been shot on the heads? They could be worn out, or, it could be an issue I have experienced being one of the drum heads is moving slower during recording than the other head. I am not sure where you had it repaired, but send it to Canon for them to take a look at.
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