I have a TDK 8mm premium tape that i recorded on about 10 years ago, now I tried playing it and there is no more audio, and the video is becoming distorted, Please help I would love to know if I can somehow restore this precious video or if its unfortunetly a lost cause
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Re: No more audio
Have you tried this tape in another machine? Your audio and video heads could be getting clogged. A head cleaning tape may fix it or you may need to have them hand cleaned.
If the tape has been stored where it is potentially warm and humid the tape could have degraded.
Unfortunately even the best quality tapes will eventually degrade as the oxide is slowly removed with every pass of the heads.
If a head clean on your player doesn't work, the best way to attempt to retain those memories is to take it to a professional video duplication place and have it transferred to DVD
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It requires a specific software program to be able to do it.I found that out when researching about my VCR tapes to computer to DVD.Although I do not know how successful you will be with 8mm.Just search for it at various stores.Or better yet,begin by checking with your camcorder manufacturer to se if they know anything.Good luck,Greg
The only way if to get an 8mm player from any friend or from any photography studios that does conversion of old tapes. These recordings can be converted only if they can play well and hopefully without deterioration due to magnettic fields and fungus. Check out on old stores or maybe some electronic freaks who would be glad to share and ,make a transfer. Use can use a good handy cam to record using the the composite signals of video and audio which can be transferred to DVD. Hope you are lucky to find one! Good day.
look online or in some electronic stores for an adapter--the tape fits into a vhs format case and the vhs adapter is inserted into player theirs a vhs play adapter made for just about all compact tape units
Problem is dirty / clogged video head of v-8 player or camcorder what ever you are using for playback. Use good quality video head cleaning cassette for head cleaning. Please check tapes on another camcorder as tapes seems OK.
Yes it can be fixed, but Canon is not the easiest to work on. Is the connector loose at all? The audio head may be dirty. This is not on the spinning heads. If you look inside and locate the pinch roller (rubber roller), there should be a silver head that looks like a cassette tape head. Try cleaning that using a cotton swab and alcohol. See if that resolves the problem.