Overheating

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by G Hardy, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    I'm getting corruption on my DV captures after three full tapes or so.
    Leaving the camera unplugged for an hour seems to sort it, suggesting it's a
    heat problem. Am I expecting too much in capturing a lot like this, or is it
    a sign there's something that needs attention?

    (Canon XM1)
     
    G Hardy, Jun 7, 2006
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  2. G Hardy

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I'm assuming that you are talking about transferring your video to your
    PC - if not please ignore what follows.

    I had a similar problem, but it also happened when doing other things
    (like converting sizeable files from one video format to another).

    With me, it was a PC overheating problem. I'd suggest that you download
    the hardware monitor from http://www.hmonitor.com/ and install/run it.
    Your CPU internal temperature should never approach 60 deg C, when funny
    things can happen. If it reaches 65 deg your CPU *should* shut down.

    Anyway, when I discovered (with the aid of hmonitor) that on prolonged
    CPU-intensive jobs the CPU was getting to (or close to) 60 deg, I took
    off the CPU fan/heatsink and gave it a good clean. While I was at it I
    also cleaned the rear-panel fan and its grille. Since then I've had no
    problems.

    I hope this helps.
     
    Tony Morgan, Jun 7, 2006
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  3. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    Thanks for your reply Tony. I don't think it's the PC. It happens on both,
    they are both almost always switched on, and whichever one I'm not sitting
    at is usually doing something very CPU intensive.

    I'm sure it's the camera that's overheating because the latest resumed
    capture (after the cam had been off for 24 hours) worked fine although the
    computer had been encoding DVDs all day.
     
    G Hardy, Jun 8, 2006
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  4. Are you plugging the same firewire cable into both computers?

    regards

    Stuart

    www.mckears.com
     
    Stuart McKears, Jun 8, 2006
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  5. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

     
    G Hardy, Jun 10, 2006
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    Stuart McKears, Jun 10, 2006
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  7. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    I haven't - but it's a good idea. I'll try it during the next capture
    session.

    It's only the latter one that I haven't tried. I tend to think of head
    cleaners as a last resort because of their abrasive nature. I didn't think
    it might be gunge that doesn't affect while cold, so I haven't tried head
    cleaning.


    It does. Many thanks
     
    G Hardy, Jun 11, 2006
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