Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TRV107E Camcorder
Hi all.......... In the 90's I owned a Sony hi8 time code camera and it was the best camera i had owned......... I have still got my tapes ( 30+ ) and I wish to wright them down onto dvd's .....
The problem I have is my new camera does not have the time code on it .... it is a sony camera which can play between Hi8 and Digital 8 ( DCR TRV355E ) But I can not get the information I need of my tape the dd/mm/yy which is so upsettting to me............
Can you help me with this situation............. John & Kathy from Formby
Unfortunately solution #1 is incorrect. Many Sony Hi8 camcorders had the ability to store timecode information on the tapes. My TR3400 is one of them. It is not stored in the same way as the newer digital cameras, but it is there nonetheless. It is not permanently imprinted in the picture either, it can be turned on or off at will during playback if you chose to date stamp your footage when you took it (it was optional). See this list for a partial list of cameras that did support it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rewritable_consumer_timecode.
I have had my hopes that the Digital8 cameras could provide the required translation to DV timecode, but I keep hearing conflicting reports, typically the answer is no. There is a third party product that was created to help solve this problem though: http://www.octochron.com/faqSonyHi8RcTimeCodeDataCode.htm. It is not particularly cheap but if you really need the timecode it looks like the only real alternative at this point. I have not used it myself yet, but may have to as well.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
Since your old Sony CCD-TRV107E is analog camera so it doesn't have ability to stamp time and date on analog movie files. Only digital cameras are able to have time and date codes in files on time of recording.
Hope you understand limitations of analog technology.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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