I shot an event last weekend with my Canon XL-2 --- I have owned this camera for almost 3 years now and have shot hundreds of hours of video on it. It's been incredibly reliable and I have never had any issues. I have always used the same brand of Panasonic Mini-DV tape and I clean the heads regularly.
However on the first 4 minutes of the SECOND tape that I used, there are horrible drop outs every 10 seconds or so. After those first 4 minutes, everything is fine.
Is there anything I can do to correct the drop outs on the tape (i.e. playback on different deck other than the camera?) or is this segment of the tape simply ruined, essentially?
Edited by JD Marlow, 10 November 2008 - 11:05 AM.