Sounds like a digital drop

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AvatarBrian
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Sounds like a digital dropout:

Try cleaning your heads and then run the tape through

The tape’s lubricant might be lost and the magnetic coating is gone- this wears down your camcorder’s heads.

To prevent this in the future:

Mini DV was never meant for archival purposes- always dump onto a DVD or hard drive.

Never store your tapes around CRT monitor- it causes a strong enough magnetic field to cause damage to DV tape. It wouldn’t erase them, but possibly cause distortion. Also, the heat from the monitors would cause the tapes to expand and contract, possibly causing drop outs.

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