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arlo Jul 14, 2002 4:11 PM

protecting miniDV cam from extreme humidity/heat
I will be travelling through South and Central America and I am wondering how to protect my gear from potential extreme weather conditions? Sony's spec my camcorder (miniDV) to operate up to 40 degrees only and humidity will likely wreak havoc with the circuitry? How do I protect the camera as I'm travelling through such hot/humid climates? Another concern is moisture inside the tapes which I will be sending home by post as I travel - how should I store them as I travel? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

sjms Jul 14, 2002 4:17 PM

pelican case and some dessicant

NHL Jul 14, 2002 7:37 PM

Regardless of what you do, if a DVcam detect moisture it will automatically eject the tape to prevent condensation. I had the eject light warning coming on several time during a boat trip.

F.Forward and rewinding the tapes when coming back to the States will probably the best protection...

[Edited on 7-15-2002 by NHL]

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