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Tapes not in 24p play for 2 seconds than stop, WHY?

I have tapes from an older camera that I am trying to edit on this system. But everytime I try, it plays for 2 seconds than stops. I have to hit play like 30 times to get through one minute of tape. The tapes that I have that are shot in 24p play just fine. What gives?

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Re: Tapes not in 24p play for 2 seconds than stop, WHY?

The BR-DV3000 DV deck has LP inhibit function which is set in the operations menu. JVC does not recommend the use of LP mode and therefore locks this mode out by default. You can change this setting to allow operation in LP mode if you like but I don't recommend it. Using LP mode on DV tape causes the error rate to escalate due to the narrower track width produced by the slow moving tape. Good Luck, this is a nice machine! Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (

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