New to recording so maybe this is a simple one? Have recorded 3 successful times using 2 JVC MiniDV 60min tapes. I just tried to record again on one of these and during the play-back there are five horizontal bands going across the video. These bands contain a "freeze-frame" of the previous video. Between these bands you can see the actual new footage running normally. The cam was purchased new 2 weeks ago and only used 4 times. I suspect my tapes may have come in contact with a corruptible source but do not have a new blank to test theory. I have tried to blank out different sections on each tape and then record on that section with the same results. I went to the end of the tapes where there is some original footage, from the first recording, and played it back to only see the same bands. I am at a loss as to what could be causing this issue but am praying it's not the cam but somehow is a user error. Thank goodness I downloaded all the footage before this happened! I appreciate any sharing of theories or similar experiences.