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Sony DVM-12CLD Mini DV Cleaning Cassette - for Mini DV Camcorders

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The Sony DVM-12CLD MiniDV Cleaning Cassette is made to clean the heads of a Mini DV camcorder.

Keeps the heads of a Mini DV camcorder clean for picture-perfect performance.
Cleaning is as simple as inserting the cassette and pressing "Play".
Cleans in about 10 seconds
Sony DVM-12CLD Mini DV Cleaning Cassette - for Mini DV Camcorders
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    SonyDVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette
     
    4.8

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (82)
    • Improves performance (63)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (41)
    • Well built / quality (28)
    • Lightweight (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting outdoors (17)
      • Home movies (16)
      • Shooting indoors (16)
      • Travel (13)
      • Replacement (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (34), Aspiring film maker (21), Film professional (20), Parent (7), Quality oriented (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (59)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Saved the Day

      I was loading some shots from my Mini DV Cam into (the now way better than FCP)- Adobe Premiere Pro, when I was having issues with the Camera : horizontal bands, drop...Read complete review

      I was loading some shots from my Mini DV Cam into (the now way better than FCP)- Adobe Premiere Pro, when I was having issues with the Camera : horizontal bands, drop outs, not reading time code etc. I thought the Camera was dying and would have to replace it, (which I didn't want to spend the money on, since it's now retired and used only as a deck for archived tapes.) This cleaning tape restored it to normal...now no problems!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I would buy again

      Just don't over use it

      Just don't over use it

      Reviewed by 91 customers

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      5.0

      works great

      By SSRS

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

          I have an older Sony miniDV camcorder that the tapes kept getting dirty; the cleaning tape worked immediately, it's back to working like new.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By Allison Filmmaker

          from San Antonio, Tx

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

              Product worked find as expected. Followed instructions and rolled the tape for 10 seconds and never got the "heads are dirty" warning again. Used it on a GL-2.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good

              By GACC

              from Monterrey, Mexico

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                Even my camera didn`t work this is a good product

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                • No

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                5.0

                Sony makes the best head cleaners.

                By Denny

                from Torrance, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                  Quick delivery. These DVM-12CLD head cleaners are the best. I have two miniDV cameras and they both work great after using this product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It didn't blow up my camera

                  By CanonRoy

                  from Fredericton NB

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cleaning
                    • Maintenance

                    Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                    It goes in the camera and seems to do something. My camera still worked after and didn't have the grey lines so that is a plus.
                    It is small so I may lose it...but that isn't really the cleaners fault.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Worked great

                    By xx

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                        Worked just as described. No more blue lines and dropouts.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Worked perfect as described

                        By Richard M

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                            I noticed a blue screen on playback, after running the cleaning tape in my camcorder, the picture and audio showed up on playback again.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very good product.

                            By mesfin

                            from alexandria va

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                It cleans my sony Z5U camera video head pwerfect

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                                5.0

                                Sony only makes quality products

                                By Harris

                                from Nashville, TN

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                    Don't waste any money on other brands. They just don't work as well as Sony products. Only need to use it once, and you're good to go, not multiple times with other brands to try and equal the performance of the Sony tape (which isn't good for your camera). Save the hassle and get a product that actually works!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    head cleaner

                                    By snoopdog

                                    from Kentucky

                                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                    • Improves Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                        After approximately 12 years of using the canon GL2, I thought for sure it was finally gone but after 20 seconds of using this DVM-12CLD head cleaner, I'm back in business. The video quality is as good as the first day I used the camera which was purchased from BH photo. Thanks

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                                        5.0

                                        "Great product, works better than stated

                                        By Tennis Pro

                                        from Tallahassee, FL

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                        • Improves Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                            Use it in my older Sony Z1 and video is still great as a result.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Worked Great

                                            By Larryw

                                            from Georgia

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Quality Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home Movies

                                              Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                              Cleaned Sony Camera heads in a minute. Camera back to working condition after use of head cleaner.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              good price, great product!

                                              By dp

                                              from Abingdon VA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                              good price, great product!

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                                              5.0

                                              Just Works !

                                              By TVID

                                              from Detroit MI

                                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Improves Performance

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                  These little buggers really work, noticeable improvement in picture and sound hiss cleared up
                                                  Of course the camera was dirty, but what else is a cleaner for
                                                  Do not over use !

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works Great!

                                                  By Tony

                                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Improves Performance

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                      Works great. Tried @ and @ products with poor results. Thiis a much better price for higher quality product.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Better than advertised!

                                                      By ramblin69r

                                                      from American Fork, UT

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                      • Improves Performance
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Quality Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • none

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Cleaning Dirty Heads

                                                      Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                      This product gives you at least triple the cleaning time as the previous brand I bought from another retailer. I used this on my mini-DV after the other tape didn't do the job, this one did and I have plenty of tape left for future cleanings. Price was great and product was great.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      excellent

                                                      By j

                                                      from hickaville, NY

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                      • Improves Performance
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Quality Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • No Performance Improvement

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                        Its a great product.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Good Little Cleaner

                                                        By Tex

                                                        from Palestine, TX

                                                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                        • Improves Performance
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Quality Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Home Movies
                                                          • Replacement
                                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                                          • Travel
                                                          • Upgrade

                                                          Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                          I have 5 Mini DV devices that i have been using for 3 years now without any cleaning. They were in need of a good cleaner on the heads. I buy all Sony, so this one fit the bill and did it's job. Great product!

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Must have two or three at all times

                                                          By kidd video

                                                          from 71269

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Use
                                                          • Improves Performance

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                              I shoot video depos and have to clean the camcorders heads before every job to be sure no head clogs or drop outs occur. This cleaning tape keeps me rolling.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              3.0

                                                              Worked

                                                              By The king

                                                              from Minneapolis, MN

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy To Use

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Sony DVM-12CLD Cleaning Cassette:

                                                                  It works again.

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                                                                  • No

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