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Dubbing through AV jack, with or without S Video cable, from DVD or VHS players to Camera

Dear Sirs, I hope you can help me. I have had my Camera NSTC ZR90 for a couple of years now and have been extremely pleased with it. I have dubbed scenes before, for downloading to my computer to edit the same, with no problem. However, when I try dubbing now there is a Black Border around the picture in the LCD Screen which transfers to my editing software causing the image to only appear in the middle of the screen. My editing software works fine with older footage I have dubbed. I have looked through the Camera Menu and the Manual extensively and can find no reference to a Black Border appearing during dubbing. The camera records very well to tape with no Black border. I have tried cleaning the Video Heads, with the Canon Head cleaner with no effect. To sum up, this Black Border only appears when I am dubbibg, whether I use an S Video cable or not. I trust that you can assist me in this matter. Yours Sincerely, Jeffery Pocock.

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Re: Dubbing through AV jack, with or without S Video...

Jeffrey, Please check in the user menu to see if the camera is in "cinema" mode. This can also be referred to as 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio, you would want to select the 4:3 option. If 16:9 is selected, the 1394 and composite outputs will be affected. Hope this helps my friend. Joe Weibel

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