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Dunderflipwrite heads wear over time and cleaning tapes wont fix it. usually happens around 1000-2000 hours of recording/rewinding/playback on an sd cam. it can happen faster if you use different brands of tapes from what i hear. im not a professional by any means but as far as i know theres nothing you can do about it. if you have the funds, buy another in as new quality as you can find and DONT use it to rewind tapes. use the one you have now for rewinding/importing to your computer
Dunderflipthere are two sets of heads that touch the tape, write and read heads. the write heads are always in contact when the cam is on with a tape in it but the read heads are only in contact during playback mode. they should last a lot longer and i would be surprised if you got any glitches from importing