Question about Sony 8mm Stantard Grade 120 Minute Camcorder Tape P-6120MPL USA 8mm Tape
My tape played back fine the last few times I watched it through the
camcorder, but now when I try to view it, I get static/white lines
running across the screen and the audio fades in and out. The first few
times this happened, I fast forwarded the tape a bit and that seemed to
solve the problem, but that didn't work the last time. I've cleaned the
rollers on the recorder and it still fades in and out. I'm devistated
because it is the tape that the birth of my son was on and us bringing
I have tried other tapes of the same recorder and some work fine, some do the same thing.
The tapes have been stored in a climate controlled environment in their cases, inside a box with a lid. They have been kept away from dust and too much handeling. I'm hoping that the recorder is just old. I haven't tried viewing the tape on another HiFi 8mm camcorder.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can tell me what may be going on.
Have a great day and God bless you all.
I have the same issue but noticed that I only have this issue with Sony 8mm tapes (and I convert a lot of tapes for customers). I play them in a Sony camcorder. It usually runs well for 30 minutes and then starts with the static issue. The only solution I found so far was to restart where the static started and go from there. I thought that maybe they are electrostatically charged,
Posted on May 13, 2010
Problem is dirty / clogged video head of v-8 player or camcorder what ever you are using for playback. Use good quality video head cleaning cassette for head cleaning.
Please check tapes on another camcorder as tapes seems OK.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
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