Question about Panasonic NV-GS15 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I bought the NV GS320 a few months ago and used it for a trip in the US in January. I did not get any warning of 'Need Head Cleaning' and got all my filming ruined with black stripes. I am absolutely outraged with this Panasonic and I promise myself to inform the maximum of people about this issue. I barely used it before this trip and don't understand how heads can get dirty so easily.. Can anyone tell me if it exist a solution to get of the stripes? The Operating Instructions Manual does not really insist on it. They just advise on changing the tape ! Franckly, what's the need to get a 3CCD + OIS +Leica lense if it ruined by a major (and stupid) weakness in the camcorder...I though I should share this...Phil
"a little tap on the bottom of the camera solve the problem of the black strips..."
I know for sure a little **** in *** solves definitly black strips trouble, please give a try.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
When I get black stripes, I record for a few seconds and then when I play back - no stripes!
I also have a problem where the camera will not recognise a tape with video on it has anything recorded.... treats it like it is blank. When that happens I use Yossi's solution and give a tap. Miraculously it registered the recording on the tape and will play back.
Its annoying that so many silly little tricks are required to get basic usage out of a well-taken-care-of camera! My friend has an ancient sony that is big and heavy but takes wonderful video and has never had a fault in its life. I don't think electronics are getting better... they are getting more disposable.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
You probably need to replace the heads. I have the same issue but find that there are makeshift solutions until I buy a HDD camcorder:
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
Ok. so I have notice that a little tap on the bottom of the camera solve the problem of the black strips...
Posted on May 25, 2008
Take a thin artist's painting brush and brush the play/record drum head(shiny silver angled barrel with grooves) making sure to brush in the grooves while turning it with the brush.Blow into the compartment when finished to get rid of the dust or particles that have fallen off the record/play head. I did this and the four black horizontal stripes on my JVC miniDV camcorder disappeared.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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