Summary: This is a name brand Head Cleaner, bought at a fraction (25%) of other off brand junk on [...]. Worked as described while hiking/backpacking in Montana's back country. Adorama is fair & quality priced.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Quality Construction
Summary: What can you do when you need to clean the heads of your HDV Videocam ? You gotta have one of these in the case when you need it. That's all there is to say, you gotta have one of these ! Inexpensive, easy, name branded. You gotta have one of these around !
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance
Summary: Since my camcorder is recording OK (visual and audio are OK when tape is played through another camcorder) but it is not playing the audio proberly (silent or audio drop-off short sections), I tried to clean the heads by using this tape. Since the camcorder still isn't playing the audio back properly (the video is OK) I don't know if it's my camcorder or the tape.
Summary: Got this for my Sharp camcorder and it worked fine. The cassette needs to be run for 10 seconds and taken out. The instructions say that the cleaning cassette should not be used if the camcorder does not work after 5 consecutive uses. The tape can be used twice - not sure how many 10 second cycles that works out to.
Summary: I was playing some of the MiniDV tapes that I had recorded earlier and suddenly the picture became just "snowy". Changing the tape the result was the same. Initially I thought it was a problem with the camcorder, but decided to try cleaning the head. Unfortunately none of the local stores stocked the Sony MiniDV cleaning cassette, so I ordered on line.
Summary: While shooting some function, I have noticed horizontal lines on the screen and I was wondering what is happening I tried my old tapes and found similar horizontal lines When tried to shoot, I got message “Use cleaning cassette” Immediately ordered this MiniDV cleaning cassette DVM12CLD The movement I received it, put it in my Camcorder and run on Play mode for 10 to 15 seconds I was surprised to see the results Now I can record without horizontal lines and my old tapes...
Pros: Very simple to use, cleans head in 10 seconds, Can use many times