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JVC GR-D350U audio static on play back AND issues outside

by hohenzollern5 / December 21, 2017 8:50 AM PST

Dear forum,

I have a JVC MiniDv that is very user friendly, so I would like to be able to fix these problems, if possible:

1) when I playback footage on my viewer, I am getting a static sound almost in rhythm,

2) when I try to shoot footage outside, the image flutters like in a weird picture mode, oddly inside the house the footage is okay but the audio issue persists,

I am not sure which is more useless in addressing this, the manual or tech support. Anyway I ran a new headcleaner through it but that did not solve the problem, please advise.

THANK YOU

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Get repair estimates.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2017 8:54 AM PST

The problems sound like head or board issues. Parts are rare now so back to JVC's service if they support this.

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Maybe tape
by Terfyn / December 21, 2017 8:57 PM PST

Does this happen on all your recorded tapes? If it is just on one tape, because it is rhythmic, I would suggest the tape may have been damaged by being near a magnetic field that has put a "spot" on the tape.
If the fault is on previously recorded tapes then R Proffitt's answer would be the solution.

Whatever the result, I would suggest you move on to a SD card based camera. They still have their problems but :-
1) The mechanisms do not wear.
2)SD cards do not deteriorate, like tapes, with time.

I still have my Canon HV20 but have worked with SD cards for six years now.

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