• 08-17-2005, 08:02 PM
    panasonic NV-GS400 probs.. with tape transfer noise
    Anyone own one?Have you had problems with tape transport noise or has Panasonic rectified this issue.And PV-GS400 is this the same,different or old model... Would appreciate some feedback Thanks.
  • 09-01-2005, 11:50 PM
    Re: panasonic NV-GS400 probs.. with tape transfer noise
    hi cp.
    yeah, u got a common problem with your camera.
    i have an NV-GS70 1.7mp and the NV-GS400 4.0mp and no probs with either thank god.
    the PV-GS400 is the usa ntsc version of this camera.
    the new GS400 that was released in july 2004 is known for tape transport problems, ranging from the transfer noise u mention thru to transport lockup and a few other issues.
    it appears to be on happening in the GS400 model that ive heard of, but its not common place.
    how long have u had your camera, if under 12 mths, take it to your local panasonic repair agent for a check. if u got it from ebay or an online store, id kiss the warranty goodbye, as u have to return the camera to the place of purchase at your cost, if it cant be replaced or fixed under warrany, u have to pay for postage back to you as well.
    this camera is a brilliant camera otherwise, beats the hell out of its competitors in its class, but yes, tape transport problems do exist.
    i also have the previous version of the GS400, which was the brilliant MX-500 3.2mp model. great camera but no firewire capture,only usb.

    get your gs400 checked out if u still have warranty left......GLEN