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  1. i have been trying to capture some minidv tapes but i keep getting image breakups in diffrent parts of the tape - could this be dirty heads or the fact im capturing through svhs and not the dv port ..... any help is appreciated
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    could be dirty heads, the easiest way to check is to play a cleaner tape on them. you'd get better results over firewire though in any case.
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    The heads are probably dirty because the tape is shedding. In fact, disintegrating. A lot of these metal formula cassettes are reaching end-of-readable-life now.
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