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Sony handycam DCR-HC-32E records only in blue and red

Ive used this mainly for nightshot mode. But recently i wanted to do some outdoor video in daylight and it is doing something very strange. images are over exposed and greens and yellows are missing from the video. the image looks grainy too. its not the LCD display (we have ran some checks with that and its ok). As an eg if your videoing trees they actualy look as if its autumn and as if its melting... a bit like stalegtites. checked the exposure and you can improve it slightly turing the exposure down but the actual image quality is terrible can anyone help? The cameras isonly just 12months old, ive never dropped it.

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I have sony DCR HC 32E handycam after installing software for this its require macromedia flash player

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Re: Sony handycam DCR-HC-32E records only in blue and red

The ccd image sensor is the problem of your have to be replace with the new sensor....i do not know if it is still free for replacing the sensor but the model of your camera is one of sony the recall product....because the ccd image sensor have a factory error..

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