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Choppy audio VX2000

I cannot seem to solve an audio problem on my VX2000. I taped a buddy's wedding and need to put together a DVD however the audio is choppy. I have been to several sites trying to figure it out and this is what I have found so far. I thought it was a Mac problem but my macbook pro is brand new. It is not the tapes. I have tested it with expensive tapes and cheap tapes and the same thing happens. I have recorded on 16 bit audio which worked fine originally. I have cleaned the heads. I have not messed around with anything else. What can it be? Is it the equipment? Do I need new heads? What is the process for that? How expensive is that? I got my camera while ago and it has performed great for the past few years, like 7 years now.

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Re: choppy audio VX2000

Tape path alignment is very critical for these cameras. audio dropout is a typical symptom of misalignment. find a good local repair shop; if they know what they are doing, it should be a simple alignment job.

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