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Problems with playing cassettes recorded on a hi8 camera

Hello,
I have a problem playing old hi8 cassettes on my Sony DCR-TRV140E who recorded on Sony hi8 XR CCD-TRV87E PAL.
While I play this cassettes there is only a blue screen.
Who can help me with this problem

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DCR TRV140E is a Digital8 camera
CCD TRV87E is a Hi8 camera,
(Hi8 is an analog format)
the tapes are the same size, wont help, the recording systems are not compatible
send them to a lab service ?maybe if there are only a few
or ebay a Hi8 camera and transcode them yourself

its not a solution, at least it clarifies the problem

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    AlmostBob Oct 24, 2008

    thank you

  • rizziac Jul 19, 2014

    This is an appropriate answer. You need to find someone who has a Sony compatible with Hi8 norma video. I have one DCR TRV 460. It is able to proccess Hi8, Digital8 and Standard8

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