Camcorders forum: Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 camcorder stops recording

by: grant richardson31781 December 30, 2008 11:15 AM PST

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 camcorder stops recording

by grant richardson31781 - 12/30/08 11:15 AM

I bought this camcorder new 2 weeks ago and it has worked great around the home. Last week I took it to the airport and mounted it in my airplane by simply leaving the camera on a tripod and strapping the tripod in the seat of the airplane.

Before takeoff I set it to record which it was doing however before my takeoff it quit recording so I didnt get any flight footage. When I landing to my disappointment, I discovered that I didnt get any footage due to the camera stopping.

I tried again and the same thing happened again. It quit before I took off. This time however I managed to check it while flying and turned it on to get this landing video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbYkWBD5dEo&fmt=18

The airplane is very loud, there is a good bit of vibrations generated by the engine and the takoff roll is very bumpy on grass. In flight g loads may vary from 2G to 0G but not on a constant basis.

The tripod that the camera is on is not hard mounted. It is simply strapped to a mesh seat using bungee straps.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this problem? Filming from the plane was my main reason I bought the camera.

I did not turn off the anti drop safeguard during this time.


Grant

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