Question about Sony DCR-VX2000 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Thanks in advance for help. My vx 2000 works well except recently on playback of existing tapes one half of the view consists of horizontal grey bars evenly spaced (about 4). The other half is the picture. ( Solid grey bars alternate with equal size bars of video) This condition does not exist when playing back snapshots from memory stick.
First there was a pixilated picture like a bad rental dvd and then the bars. Tried different tapes from different years with identical results. When I turn on camera in record mode the view is perfect. Seems to be a playback problem only. No sign of dirty heads. No other degradation of image. This morning I tried again. The bars appeared again and then disappeared after a few seconds and playback was normal.
Love my camera but will buy a lighter "HD" tapeless camera for future use. Still I will need this one to stream the tape onto my apple computer for editing and to " pass through" older analog tapes for conversion. Therefore if the fix is costly I might still go for it if there is a really good repair place that can be trusted.
Thanks for any advice, Bill Bartel from New Jersey Bartelsail@aol.com
If the problem shows on playback of known good tapes it is not the CCD as you have guessed. Dirty heads CAN cuase a bar problem if one of the heads is clogged and the other is OK. I would suspect a drum issue of the problem is visible on playback of tapes that you know were fine before. Definietly try a cleaning tape as i may rtesolve your issue. I am going to check and see if there are any bulletins for your model on this problem.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
First try to clean the head tape. this probably dirty or some moisture on it.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
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