Information regarding condensation warnings with the XH A1S and XH G1S
Article ID: ART103761 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

Information regarding condensation warnings with the XH A1S and XH G1S

Solution

Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected.

Continued use may damage the camcorder.

Condensation may form in the following cases

  • When the camcorder is moved from an air-conditioned room to a warm, humid place
  • When the camcorder is moved from a cold place to a warm room
  • When the camcorder is left in a humid room
  • When a cold room is heated rapidly

How to avoid condensation

Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.

When condensation is detected

  • The camcorder stops operating, and the warning message "CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED" appears for approx. 4 seconds and starts flashing.
  • If a cassette is loaded, the warning message "CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED REMOVE THE CASSETTE" appears and starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
  • A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:

It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.

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