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Video playback displays mosaic patterns when the camcorder is moving or quickly zooming in or out during video recording. Stationary videotaping does not display the mosaic patterns during playback.

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Digital camcorders use compression algorithms that allow them to "cheat" or squeeze the very complex video signal on to a small tape in a short amount of time. When you zoom or pan quickly, each frame is completely different from the one before and the little internal computer can't keep up with the images. It does what it can in the amount of time it has and what you see is the shorthand version. The only solution is don't move the camera fast or buy a new camcorder which will have a faster internal computer.

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