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Recording with Canon XL H1. Everything running smoothly according to the viewfinder during recording. On playback, the tape experiences occasional stops in the time code. It will continuously play in terms of mechanics, but the picture stops and restarts. Sometimes it drops a few frames. Other times it drops as much as two seconds.

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This is usually caused by an oxidized, misaligned or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.


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