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White balance won't set manually

I own a Sony VX12100, which is about 4 years old. It's been a solid workhorse, as I've probably shot over 300 hours of footage. I was out on a shoot yesterday, and the manual white balance failed to set. The picture is very green, and when I go to set the WB in manual mode is just keeps flashing. Also, I've been getting the "Clean Cassette" warning on a more frequent basis lately. Any ideas?

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Sorry but the only way to transfer the tape is to be able to play it in a compatible camcorder or player. Then use one of the analog to digital converters "available on the internet" to transfer it to a PC.
Best bet is to ask some friends if they have an old camcorder that will be able to play that video cassette for you.
Sidenote: If the cassette is fairly new it might already be recorded in digital format, in which case you only need a compatible camcorder or player and a USB or Firewire cable to import it into your Mac

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