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If the recorded tapes playback ok on the camera and not ok on another devices, you need to readjust the playback on this camera using a tape which playbacks fine on the other devices.
This means that is a small difference on the tape transport.
So when the supply and takeup post rollers readjusted and the audio and video playback are good, then your camera is fine.
Even though my husband cleaned the head with a q-tip and alcohol, I decided to purchase a cleaning tape. I popped it in and it worked in less than 15 seconds! It was expensive, $18, but not nearly expensive as a new camera!
You try it with proper connection using a new or working wire if you have used a vcr to play back. Play the tape with any other camera.Bcoz your monitor may be fault. Play the head cleaning tape in the camera, and try
May be the recording head of your camera is clogged
Could be dirty heads if you have a dry head cleaner tape try it (Maxell and RCA make ok tapes to try for ~:30-1min) ALSO:
There is a delay in the time you adjust the tracking and
the results being visable on the screen on this unit,
I suspect the tracking is adjusted off center. It takes some getting
used to the way this deck's tracking adjustment works as the VHS video
is upconverted to be captured onto the dvd and that is what you see,
the upconverted video, fed out to your TV, analog or digital, this unit
upconverts everthing to digital even analog channels, there needs to be
a noise/blue screen off feature in the menu like my old hitachi VHS
deck and my JVC ~$60 deck has now. On analog TV or old tapes it comes
in handy for adjusting the tracking/antenna.
This is not a problem with the tape but the camera. The only way to fix it seems to be to find an empty spot on the tape or a spot you don’t care if you record over. Then record for a second then go to video mode and you can play the tape without the blue lines. Or buy something else to play the tapes which should be fine either way. Darn camera !
your heads motor ( drum ) cable may have have
come loose or is dirty - since the cleaning
tape made some difference the heads were dirty
or almost worn out ( cleaner tape is abrasive )
so now there isn ' t enough signal ;
if your date and time display worked only in
play ? ( still works for camera record video )
your guides were out of alignment - and the
cleaning tape took your guides even further
out of alignment ( alignment here starts at
$ 50 + shipping )
Open iMovie and set it to capture DV. (Click the camera shaped icon opposed to the siscor scissor shape) When you see a blue screen that says (camera connected) and the image pops on screen of image from tape on camcorder set in play mode, you hit the import button and it begins to capture digital movie using DV compression of whatever you have on tape. You should be able to control your camcorder with the video controllers underneath the project window to make selections for the in and outpunts on the tape you wish to capture. Then switch to edit mode by clicking on the scissor button and import the movies you just captured or use them from the clips menu, etc. renedr movie back to tape, if you wish by clicking back and forth from edit mode (scissors) and capture mode (camera silo) and render to and from tape.