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Red Frames appear on Video

fracolon's picture
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 04/24/2008 - 3:18am

I have noticed that on two separate occasions....Canon HV40 and XH-1A on the capture footage there are some red frames...sometimes it may be three frames and some time they are one second long....any idea what that might be?


onehorn's picture
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 04/14/2010 - 4:18pm

Red frames are dropouts. These are usually caused by either inferior or damaged tape or dust and dirt on the tape heads.

Solution is simple.

#1: always use high quality tape

#2: clean the tape heads before use



fracolon's picture
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 04/24/2008 - 3:18am

Wonder..I am using a a Mini DV Tape Head cleaner...would that be the best or should I be using something else...