This camcorder is showing moire lines (?), I think they are called, in the viewfinder and also on the tape when it is played back. Also, the color is very green. What could be wrong?
Thanks for any help.
Are the "moire lines" like a wavy, fine pattern that stipes across the screen at an angle? If so, that sounds like an electronics problem. This is caused by the video and audio oscillators mixing together, producing beats which appear on screen. The color, you may can temporarily fix by spinning the right potentiometer, as possibly the beats (to adjust a filter's bandwidth). Without a manual, this may take trial and error, so finding a new camera may be your better bet.
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i think you are able too see the video in play back mode. so there is no problem in your LCD. i think the CCD has got damaged in your CAM. that is why you are not able to view anything in shooting mode. because CCD is the layer which converts the light falling on it to a electrical signal and shows us as a complete image.
Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.
IMPORTANT: If additional model-specific instructions are needed to perform any of the steps below, refer to the operating instructions of the camcorder. The instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony eSupport Web site.
Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted or connect the AC power adapter.
Turn the camera on to the VTR or PLAYBACK mode.
Insert a cassette tape with recorded video into the camcorder.
Ensure the cassette tape is rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
Begin playing the cassette tape.
If your camcorder has an LCD screen, try adjusting the brightness or contrast.
What brand of DVD recorder? On my Panasonic, I use RCA cables to connect my camcorder to the yellow and white inputs on the front of the DVR. I have to press "input select" on the remote a few times until I get to L2, I think. This is a "line in" sort of setting and it directs the DVR to get its input from the RCA-style cables. Have your camcorder playing something you've recorded in its Video mode. If your TV is on the correct input (mine is called "Video 2", I think), you should see the camcorder image on your TV screen. Now, just rewind to the beginning of your camcorder tape. Insert a DVD-R disk (that's what mine takes) in your DVR. Hit Play on your camcorder and quickly press REC on the DVR remote. Let me know if this doesn't work.
For Models: CC6384, CC6394, CC9373.
Check to see if DSC is selected. If so, you won't be able to play a tape. Press REFRESH for about one second to select VIDEO. On the CC9373, make sure the DSC/VIDEO switch is set to VIDEO.
There's nothing wrong with your camcorder. Cystal-shaped spots, black spots, and bright spots of light (red, green, or blue) can appear on the LCD monitor for a variety of reasons. These spots are not being recorded on your tape. But if these are distracting your videotaping, consider taking a slightly different shooting angle and the spots should go away.