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#1 Niklas

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:18 PM

Is there any problem at all to x-ray DV cameras, DV-tapes etc in airports? I know x-raying undeveloped film is not good.
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#2 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:24 PM

Is there any problem at all to x-ray DV cameras, DV-tapes etc in airports? I know x-raying undeveloped film is not good.



Not a problem at all,
X-ray your camera with no fear.
Imagine if all the electronic devices that they pass thru x-rays, to have a problem!
I bet that people will knew about it allready.

http://www.xrsb.de/e.../edigbild.htm#1

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 04:34 PM

Is there any problem at all to x-ray DV cameras, DV-tapes etc in airports? I know x-raying undeveloped film is not good.


Normally, the x-ray machines used for security inspection will have no adverse effect on electronic equipment or media. "Sanitizing" equipment used for shipments to some govenmental facilities may cause damage. And you should avoid shipping film and sensitive electronic gear by air during periods of intense "solar storm" activity, which can increase the risk of "dead pixels".

http://www.tsa.gov/p...torial_1248.xml

http://www.tsa.gov/p...torial_1035.xml

http://www.sec.noaa.gov/

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.sec.noaa..../NOAAscales.pdf
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:53 AM

Hi,

Particularly old EPROM can be affected by even quite low dose X-ray, but I would expect anything that old and flaky to have long self-erased by now anyway!

Phil
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#5 Tim J Durham

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

Is there any problem at all to x-ray DV cameras, DV-tapes etc in airports? I know x-raying undeveloped film is not good.

Airline scanners and cosmic radiation can destroy pixels. Make sure you do a black balance (or a couple black balances) after going through an x-ray scanner. Doing a black balance does more than just balancing the blacks. It operates a fault-detection system which corrects for bad pixels.
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#6 Niklas

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:20 PM

I'm carrying the camera in a carry-on bag. Would it help to put thin lead around the camera at the area of the CCD to prevent cosmis rays?
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