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Mini DV tapes getting distorted on playback

I have a mini DV recorder with multiple mini DV cassettes from over the years. I have used programs like winDV to capture them to my hard drive in AVI format and TMPenc to author and encode them to burn onto DVD without problem (well, tinny sound, but I planned to work on that). Anyway, I went to capture some of my more recent tapes the other day and it started getting all mosaic and garbled on me and on capturing, it created many small broken avi files instead of one big one. I disconnected it from the firewire cable, and it appeared to have permanently distorted the few seconds I tried to capture. But if I try to record something brand new, no problem. Today I tried to just play a different older tape and the same distortion started occuring without it even being connected to my computer. I ran a head cleaner tape through it twice so far, but I fear doing anymore due to compromising the integrity of my old memeories on film. Any ideas?

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  • EduardM May 20, 2009

    I have something additional: sometimes you see the movie playing, either 1/3 of the screen with a stuck previous screen from when it stopped being mosaic display alternating further down the tape when 2/3 of the screen is playing and 1/3 stuck on a previous frame. When stopping and playing the tape in order to solve this, the stuck part of the screen is filled with pink and yellow square blocks with a lightblue border. But most of the recording just seems to have vanished. Looks like a BSOD.

    I use new FUJI-tapes just out of foil and playing them on a brandnew Sony HC7. The film was shot on a jvc 820H. It seemed that it was recording ok...?


  • EduardM May 20, 2009

    I have something additional: sometimes you see the movie playing,
    either 1/3 of the screen with a stuck previous screen from when it
    stopped being mosaic display alternating further down the tape when 2/3
    of the screen is playing and 1/3 stuck on a previous frame. When
    stopping and playing the tape in order to solve this, the stuck part of
    the screen is filled with pink and yellow square blocks with a
    lightblue border. But most of the recording just seems to have vanished. Looks like a BSOD.



    I use new FUJI-tapes just out of foil and playing them on a brandnew
    Sony HC7. The film was shot on a jvc 820H. It seemed that it was
    recording ok...?





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I play sony brand tapes it seems work well but play another brand on the sony camera make that noisein audio anddistort 1/3 screen

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  • FRIG KH Sep 09, 2012

    I play sony brand tapes it seems work well but play another brand on the sony camera make that noisein audio anddistort 1/3 screen

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It sounds to me that the damage was created prior to you attempting to capture the video.
There are several ways to help prevent these issues.As a rule I would suggest only to use miniDV cassettes to record only once, as they are prone to errors such as you describe.  Also, keep the tape heads clean and inline. tape heads have a limited mileage and need to be replaced after a while.
We all become victim to the mosaic problems you describe, and it can be repaired on the computer, although it is a painstaking manual process. 
If you have footage that is damaged in this way and you really feel you need it repaired, please contact me, I will be happy to offer my services. 

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