Camera recording distortions

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      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.

      Thank you!


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      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!

      Chris Sebes
      Senior Video Editor

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