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Audio I have DCR-VX2100 great camera however I'm having problem... Ones I record and I play back on the camera or computer the sound of the audio skip.. for example recording dance the sound skip for 1 second or 2 back to normal and skip again. need help!!!!!!

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Re: Audio

It is the tape running path makes the problem and normally happens in a long run. realign the tape path by carrying to a sony service centre...

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