Today is anniversary of my HV20 and I have just discovered a problem:
Usually after I finished shoot I capture the video immediately to HDD and everything worked fine. Three months ago, I shot a 3 min clip and left it on the tape, today when I try to capture it, I encountered a serious frame dropping of a tremendous 202 missing frames within those 3 minutes.
The tape is a normal SONY DV Tape and purchased directly from Japan, and this is its debut, I have recorded a dozen of these tapes and they all worked fine when I capture right after the shooting. It seems to me that it is a bad idea to store a tape for some time before capturing it; nevertheless, I would not do another experiment to prove that since I want to keep my HV20 safe.
In fact today I have recorded some thing new on that tape follow that 3 mins and that was captured correctly, so it doesn't likely the fault of HV20. Anyway, I think I should stick to the rule that capture should be done ASAP.