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Playback STD Locked Playback is Restricted message

Hello,
I recorded two hours of footage on my Canon XH A1 camcorder. When I simply tried to play it back on my LCD screen, the LCD screen gives the message "Playback STD Locked Playback is Restricted". Is my footage gone, or does something need to be set properly (what are the steps to set it properly) for it to playback. And yes, as you probably know, I am very new to camcorders in general. Thanks for your help.

Rob in Atlanta

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  • RobBet Nov 08, 2008

    Hello, thanks for trying Snowsurfer58. I actually figured out the problem on my own. I am sure you would have too, if I had described the problem more clearer, and I apologize for that. I neglected to say that the first part of the tape I attempted to playback was playing okay. Someone (a professional) had recorded about ten minutes of footage in HDV, and that played back okay. After viewing a tutorial from VASST on how to use the Canon XH A1, I change the camcorder to record in SD mode. Well, in essence, I was attempting to playback footage recorded in SD in HDV mode. Once I got into the menu on the Canon XH A1 and went into "Signal Setup" and changed the Playback mode to DV, my footage played back fine. It's probably not a good idea to record footage in HDV and DV on the same tape, but again, I am new to all of this. Thanks again for your help and quick response.

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The tape most likely has the lock switched on, it's secured so no one can even view it, why it happend, beats me, look at the bottom of the tape, if it has the lock switch, and is pushed up to "lock" push it back down, if  that doesn't work than I'm not sure, sorry.
hope this helped- snowsurfer58

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