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Old Jul 12, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jims123 View Post
Speak of the devil.. I'll be darned if it didn't come back to life too..
here is the before and after the 30 minute tumble in the top-loading washing machine benchmark.. video looks Ok but i should probably clean the lens later..

Stranger things happen with No 11.s but I'd say this has got to be one of the stranger ones..
There you go...good as new!!!

I completely submerged one of my JazzHDV178 camcorders on my Polaris seaplane when I flipped it in a not so clean water pond once. It was completely under water for about 15-20 minutes. There was no video on the SD card, but it still works fine. And I was pleasantly surprised that the camera worked fine the next day, and water did not get inside the multi-element lens. I was afraid it would have internal water marks that would blur the image, but it did not happen. A cleaning of the front and rear surfaces was all I did, and if possibly didn't even need that. I still use that camera today on some planes... it takes a much better 1280x720 HD video than the #11, and the video bit rate is only abour 4200 kbps.
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