I am trying to play back the movies I have on several VHS-C tapes but they keep skipping. When they skip, the audio cuts out and the video goes to blue screen. I have tried a couple VCR's and adjusting the tracking and am still experiencing the problem. The camcorder went bad a couple of years ago. Is there something I can do to get the tapes to play correctly?
I had to identify a product to post this, but we are having the problem on Maxell, Sony and TDK tapes and two different brands of VCR's.
When tapes get older or are played frequently, they begin to stretch. Sometimes this throws the audio and video slightly out of sync and other times the video just cuts to a gray, or blue screen. All you can do is try to adjust the tracking and transfer to DVD ASAP. There is no macrovision on home movies, and nothing like that was ever available on any type of VHS-C, so disregard the post above. For copy protected tapes the macrovision only shows up as color bars or static when the VCR is plugged into another VCR or DVD conversion device directly. You must go through the TV first to see signal.
This problem is due to a type ofcopy protection built into vcr's.
"Macrovision" copy-protection is merely a weakening of a particular
part of the signal that makes up the picture and was primarily intended
to prevent people from copying videotapes. I imagine almost everyone's
seen it but probably didn't know what they were seeing: the resulting
picture is a little jittery and is in black-and-white or alternates
between black-and-white and color. The reason you're seeing a blue
screen is because modern televisions, in the absence of a signal or a
weak signal, will just show a blue screen instead of snow or a very
poor picture. As mentioned above, you can get around Macrovision by
inserting into your connections a signal amplifier that specifically
amplifies the portion of the signal that Macrovision diminishes.
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I answered this previously, thinking you were referring to the machine, not the tape itself. See if a different tape (perhaps even different brand) works okay. If not, look at the machine. I have seen tapes go bad, but generally it is the machine (or camcorder).
This is because something is jamming either in the adaptor mechanism (nightmare devices at best!) or in the tape cassette. If you can afford to, escape from this dinosaur technology and enjoy a digital camcorder with a hard drive and/or recording on cards. No moving parts! No tape tangles, jams or breaks! HD quality! Well worth considering.
You may think the tape has an hour of material on it, but the machine thinks otherwise. Either it didn't actually get recorded past the 11 minute point, or something erased the tape past that point. There's nothing to play after that time, so you're seeing the snowy screen. On most VCRs, the tape counter only works when a valid video signal is detected, which is why it's not advancing as the tape plays. There's nothing you can do to recover whatever was on the tape, so I hope it wasn't anything important.
You already have Movies on TDK E-HG 120 VHS tapes; All you want is to Transform the media on the tapes into another record Media or on DVD.
The following process would make possible the project
1. A DVD Recorder device would transform the movies already on one media to another media.
Note: The recorder that would be acquired should have a feed area for the VHS tapes on one hand, to be played, while on the other hand, a DVD disk area from which disk medium would be recorded.
The devices required to make the process achievable includes
1. The DVD Recorder or Player alsoo known with multi perpose functionality for signal convertion capability
2. The DVD recordable disks on which to record a movies onto.
The process of recording would require selection features determinable on the recorder device else would produce movies with undesireable features
For example; VHS movies are appear in decodeable formats integral when displayed on VHS players. The caution is to select a signal conversion format suitable for movies that have to transform between recordable media.
1. A DVD disk medium has formats as design specification and on which requires consideration when attempting to transfer multi media or motion pictures.
Type of formats of decodes
Whenever the option is available, select NTSA or PAL for appropiate code transformation
Your DVD RECORDER DEVICE SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO RECORD CONSIDERING MOVIES ACROSS MEDIUM TYPES
consult professional advise before acquiring an devices and mediums
If any consultation is required, refer to user guides or manuals of the devices in question.
Consult a technical expert when the need requires it.
If it was made with the French standard you will need a machine capable of playing SECAM formats. Your cheapest way to go is to locate a video transfer business which deals in tape transfer. They should have the equipment which can play the tape and record it in a format which you can use. Cost should not be that much.
sounds like to me the tape is to tight .try rewinding the tape all the way then fast forward all the way till it stops repeat and it should loosen up. if not the tape is no good the blue screen might go away after the tape is loosened n try cleaning the tape player good luck
There is a VHS cartridge for a JVC EHG 30 VHSC tape. It's called a
Panasonic PV-P1 Adapter, and think you can find one on eBay. I've used
one before, and from what I remember, it worked pretty well. The only
bad thing about it is that you need an AA battery to operate it. Well, I
hoped this helped, if you still need it.