Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I am a private investigator that has used TDK tapes for years. I have now run into several tapes that drop the shots, or the pixels are all ofer the map. Of course ths occurs on the tape when the most important shots are needed. I have three camcorders that I have played the tapes back on and have used these camcorders. It ahs not been the case. separately to see if it may be the camcorder. In poaticual I us a Panasonic GVS 19 that just had been cleaned. My company uses hundreds of tapes

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I would suggest to eliminate either the tapes or the camera to purchase a different brand. I would use a brand name, not a generic tape. (Panasonic, Sony, etc.)
\015\012Having said that, if this problem happened right after the cleaning, I would suspect some type of error in the cleaning process, especially with the recording heads. Again, trying a different brand of tape will prove or disprove that the TDK tapes are bad.
\015\012Hope this helps.
\015\012Thanks for using Fixya.
What are tapes? Nothing but plastic strips with coating of magnetic material. This magnetic material could and does come off at times due to mishandling and or due to faulty equipment using it. Since it is happening very many times, get the camera checked. First clean the tape path with a cptton swab dipped in alcohol or whisky and squeezed. Dry it up
And then try it. If that does not work then a visit to the service center is warranted.
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