I recently had a problem while on location: we were taping but something was going on because the counter was not moving and "no dv input" flashed on the viewfinder/LCD monitor. Has anyone had this particular problem before? We turned the camera on and off and it worked for a while before it freaked out and demanded a head cleaning.
Any ideas? This option is not in the manual and I have not been able to find this phrase by searching on the net.
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Some of the tapes that we get can be problematic so, if you want to record professionally like the TV studios do. Here is what you must do so that you do not lose the information on your tapes. Some of the bad news is that you can not recover anything from your DV tapes if nothing was recorded on them. However the way forward from now on is to record black on your tapes before shooting on them. Here is what you do. Buy a new tape or if you want to use a used tape you do the same. You insert your tape in the camcorder, with your lens cap on that means you do not take your lens cap off and then start recording. What you will be doing is laying black on your tape so that it becomes ready for recording. It means that your tape will now be recorded with black. you can then rewind and start recording with your cap off the true recording. The tapes will not then be problematic. Please let me know if this has solved your problem.
The tape has a brake on the rear of the shell, it's accessed through a small rectangular slot.
Could be faulty or something jammed in the hole.
Place a small screw driver into the slot and carefully see if the brake releases OK.
It should move freely as it's spring loaded.
Only way is Play burned DVD in dvd player and provide Audio- Video out (yellow-red-white) to mini DV camera that has AV Line Input recording facility. Or find any Mini DV recorder and record tape. In that way you can record video again on Mini DV tape.
Try a different tape in case the take up isn't working in the previous tape.
Clean the tape heads with a tape cleaner in case there is buildup on the pinch rollers causing the tape to jam or slip.
If those solutions don't work, you should take it into a repair shop to have a closeup view as to what the problem is unless you see something obvious like a spring broken or loose or a bent piece or foriegn objects in the deck.
Did you clean your heads?
Could be a faulty tape transport mechanism tape path is not getting aligned. Regular maintenance & adjustment is critical. Pay attention to the degradation of the rubber on the pinch roller, which grips and pulls the tape during transport. This rubber should be replaced at regular intervals.
If it's old enough to be out of warranty, there may be a part failure, like a spring or clutch in the camcorder itself. Unless you can see something obvious (like a foreign object - kids you know) there's not much you can do on your own. I would send it for repair.
yes you need to connect to the input jack:
if it wont work there is probeblya burned capacitor from the boosting
Use a DV cable to connect the camcorder to the computer.
Determine whether your computer has a 4-pin or a 6-pin DV terminal. Use an appropriate, commercially available DV cable for your computer's DV terminal.
When making this connection, the use of the compact power adapter is recommended.
How to connect
1. Turn the camcorder's POWER switch to .
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to .
3. Connect the computer's DV terminal and the camcorder's DV terminal with the DV cable as shown in the image below.
The location of DV terminals differs between computers. For more information, please refer to the documentation that came with your computer.
1. Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
2. If the computer freezes while the camcorder is connected, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, do as follows.
(1) Disconnect the DV cable, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer.
(2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and reconnect them with the DV cable.
3. The image files saved on the hard disk drive of your computer are original data files. If you wish to edit these image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original.