Head cleaning

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Margaret Willmer, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. I have hand a wander around the internet to find some information on
    Camcorder head cleaning.

    We have 3 Canon camcorders of varying ages and none has ever been
    cleaned. Now the oldest (MV30), which I mainly use for capture, has
    decided that it doesn't want to transfer cleanly. I realised that it
    must be the heads having transferred the tape to the PC on the newest
    camera and it was fine.

    Please could anyone confirm the following, or if not please tell me what
    I should do?

    I should buy a canon cleaning tape and use it for a maximum of 5 seconds
    at a time. One reference said that if the tape gets hot it is a lot
    less effective. We have almost always used the same make of tapes in
    the cameras.

    Thanks Guys

    Margaret
     
    Margaret Willmer, Jan 19, 2007
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  2. Margaret Willmer

    Dave R Guest

    On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:45:03 GMT, Margaret Willmer
    <> allegedly wrote:

    > I should buy a canon cleaning tape and use it for a maximum of 5 seconds
    > at a time. One reference said that if the tape gets hot it is a lot
    > less effective. We have almost always used the same make of tapes in
    > the cameras.


    Yep, I simply followed the instructions on the tape cleaner and didn't
    overrun. Worth a shot.
     
    Dave R, Jan 22, 2007
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