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Can you use the same 8mm cassette cartridges for all camcorders?

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Yes, 8mm is standard tape and can be used in all Video-8 camcorders.

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When i try to record a yellow arrow then a message saying need head cleaner but sony doesnt make that model head cleaner what do i do


Greetings Jerry - You don't need a Sony head cleaning tape. 8mm is a standard that was used by many manufacturers.

Head cleaning cassettes for 8 mm and Hi8 are exactly the same, there is no Hi8 head cleaning cassette except one that Sony used to sell for almost three times as much as a regular 8mm and offered nothing special.

Sony also made a bit of a big deal that you can't use "wet" cleaners inside your Sony Hi8 camcorders...also not true and Sony was just trying to part you from your wallet.

I can understand if you have some concerns about these things so I suggest you Google around something like "head cleaners for 8mm and Hi8."

Good Luck,

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Iam getting pink horizontal lines on the camera's player. i tried several photoe outlets to buy a digital head cleaner cassette but without success. can i use other methods to clean the camera' s heads...


I do not recommend any type of manual cleaning of the heads. They are very delicate and can get damaged very easily. If you are looking for a head cleaning tape try these links:

For an 8mm camcorder: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-V825CLD-Camcorder-Cleaning-Cassette/dp/B00005TQKQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285056413&sr=8-1

For a miniDV camcorder: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DVM12CLD-MiniDV-Cleaning-Cassette/dp/B0000632H7/ref=dp_cp_ob_gw_title_1

Not sure what format your camcorder is, but these are the tapes that we use in our repair shop. Sony is the absolute BEST....they last for years!

Hope this has helped you.
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1. You need a firewire cable to connect camcorder to the computer.
2. Use the CD that came with the camcorder to install drivers.
3. The computer will detect it when you power ON the camcorder.
4. Use Windows Vista MovieMaker (free) to transfer and "edit" video and/or create a DVD disc

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To the best of my knowledge 8mm VTR's have not been available for some time now. On the other hand there are plenty of Hi8 cameras and players available after market. eBay is a great source. Keep in mind that Hi8 cameras and decks will also play standard 8mm video tapes.
There are also many video tape transfer services that will transfer your 8mm tapes to DVD or other formats of your choice. Just Google "videotape transfer service"

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I was having the exact same problems, and I read a post on this website somewhere recommending that I just record a few seconds of video on a blank portion of tape and then the camera should start playing video normally again.

I tried it, and IT WORKED!!

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If you ran it through that many 8mm players, I'm going to say that the tape has something wrong with it.

You can see visually if there is anything wrong with the tape by releasing the cover by moving the tape and visually inspect the tape for anything that could be frayed. Usually you can see it on the bottom of the tape.

Sometimes the takeup can be messed up in the tape too. Once you release the tape cover, you can turn the white wheels to see if there is any slack in them.

Good luck on that.

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It's not tracking -- it's dirty heads -- you can purchase an 8mm head cleaning cassette and use it to cure these problems. Tapes recorded with the dirty heads may still have issues afterwards.

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Can not load any cassette even empty cassette holder can not be closed.


I had the same problem and solved it by removing the battery to allow the camera to reset. Worked fine after that.

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