So I got back from a spot of filming tonight, started capturing tapes from my HV30's and BOTH are dropping out big time. I can't get around it.
I'm doing what would be considered a no-no at the moment, and taping over old tapes. Most of these have maybe been used once or twice before, so I doubt the dropouts are caused by this.
I took a look into one of my HV's, and I'm noticing a bit of dust. After my last predicament with "blowing" air into the tape drive (with my mouth), I'm reluctant to try that again.
I'm looking for suggestions to remove this dust. A cleaning tape will clean the heads, but it doesn't do much for the rest of the compartment.
On my list is a new cleaning tape, and of course a packet of DV tapes... and also to replace these cameras with the memory card equivalent.