Potential stuck pixel fix (for any camera)

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Potential stuck pixel fix (for any camera)
Dec 28, 2010

Hi,

I had a problem with a stuck blue pixel on the bottom right hand corner of my pictures and videos (all ISOs and conditions) from the first picture I took with the camera. It was so big I could see it on the 3 inch screen of my D7000 without zooming in on the image captured. So I upgraded the firmware when it was released but to no avail. I was getting ready to send it back to Nikon when I remembered a video I downloaded form the web a few years back that I used to remove stuck pixels from my then newly acquired Sony PSP. It worked then and I thought it might work now.

So I aligned the camera in front of my computer monitor, played the video back in full screen and put the Nikon on video mode and recorded a few minutes of this video. It is a simple video that plays back at about 5Hz, red green and blue cycling images. Simple but effective. After a few tries of this and rebooting the camera I managed to get that pixel back working. I have not had a single problematic pixel since.

Now I am aware that this may have been a "sleeping" pixel, one that just took a little longer to "awaken" from its brand new slumber before it started cooperating; but its a simple, quick and free way to try to get those troublesome pixels up and running. Well worth a try before doing anything more drastic. Just google stuck pixel video and record in video mode. It effectively exposes all the pixels of the sensor in real time to the video. It was originally meant to free up stuck pixels on displays but I think this may help with camera sensors.

Other than that, I am loving the camera and have some new potential clients lined up for my first "for profit" shoots! Yay,

Ken...

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