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Recordings are pixelized

Playback is ok, New recordings have large amounts of pixelizing. Tape head cleaner cartridge did not affect the symptoms. Does it sound like professional cleaning or demagnetizing is needed or is it probably more serious?

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Never use tape head cleaners, I suggest just use new blank tape and I recommend TDK minidv tapes, new tapes already serves as video head cleaner. If the problem is still there, manual cleaning is needed or it is possible that your video head is worn out already, you need profix then.

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