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Playback Problems When playing back footage, screen wide horizontal blocks appear on the screen. I think it has something to do with setting the recording speed to LP which I must have done without realising. When I record and playback in SP it's fine I've got some footage I realy want to keep; does anyone know how I can get it onto my PC and actually watch it normally? I am conneted with firewire and everything works ok, I get the same results as above once downloaded though. Again downloads SP fine. Is there a special format I need to use when downloading? All help most gratefully received Carl

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Re: Playback Problems

Heads may be worn ( LP suffers , more ) but try cleaning cassette , first ;

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