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September 23, 2016 at 6:25 AM #91136steverguyParticipant
I have a Sony HXR-NX5U camera that I’ve used for the past 4 or 5 years.
This camera has done a great job for us.
I record videos to an detachable 128GB Hard Drive (HXR-FMU128).
Up until yesterday this camera has recorded like a champ.
Yesterday I recorded an instructor for about an hour and a half. Most of the clips were short 5-10 minute clips, some even shorter.
At random intervals, I’m seeing a distortion happening in various places around the image.
I checked the files right on the hard drive and the distortion is there, so it’s not a file copy issue.
The distortion only lasts a fraction of a second, but it is distracting.
My issue is – I don’t know what causes that. Is it the storage? Is it the camera?
I have a screenshot i could show you, but i’m not sure the best way to share it.
Anyway – any suggestions would be helpful.
October 5, 2016 at 6:17 AM #214627MediaMixChrisMember
Try to record directly to the camera’s built-in Memory Stick. If you don’t see artifacts on there, then it’s the connection to the hard drive or the drive itself. Try a new cable to the hard drive. If that doesn’t fix it, try a new hard drive. Start with the cheap fix and work your way to more expensive. Barring that, it sounds like it may be a hardware issue with the camera. Hope not!
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