I've had this little DV camera about a year and i remember when i first received it (birthday present, it was all my father could afford) i was worried about all the problems i'd heard about JVC.
And those problems didn't rise until a soggy day at Blackpool. When i played back the tape, half of it was fine, the other half the picture shuddered on playback with no sound. I presume this is a result of it's "condensation problems," that it was just tepremental to the weather.
The day after it was still recording like this and i was given a cleaning cassette by a friend which seemed to fix it. But a few months later i picked it up from not using it for ages and it was doing it again, only now it was doing it to every tape whether it had been recorded fine or not. Playing them in a different camera prooved they were okay and it was the camera playing back the tapes wrong.
But it fixed itself in a few days...?
And it's started again now after being in it's case in the cuboard for a month or so... and it won't stop this time. I've used a cleaning tape on it twice and now i'm scared of trying it again.
I'm currently leaving it out of it's case with no tape in it in a dry place just incase somehow theres condensation in it and that's what is causing the problem. I remember being told from somone else that leaving the tapes in them seems to agrivate them too, but this last time it had no tape in it. So each time the circumstances have been different, i can't find a common cause for the problem.
If anyone knows the reason why it does this and how i can resolve the problem, their knowledge would be greatley appriciated.