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Camera Records w/wrong exposure-- pink & green overexposed effect

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My camera once recorded all day with the wrong exposure-- a pink & green overexposed effect. But the next time I used it everything was fine. Now the camera is doing it again and no matter what settings I change, I cannot get things I record to look "normal" again. I have spent over an hour adjusting the exposure, and ALL other camera control panels, but to no avail. I bought a new tape, thinking maybe it was faulty. I even let the battery run all the way down and then fully recharged it again. Please help me get the camera to work. Thank you very much.

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  • dynes Dec 25, 2008

    The last time I used my camera was last Thursday. Unfortunately, last night it started to record video in more of the green, yelow and orange shades.Is there a chance for this to be repaired? Thanks.

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It could be that the CCD unit is going bad.  You should take into a camera shop to get a professional look at it.  Usually that type of taping is caused from a bad CCD.

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