Question about Video Cameras
I have many camcorder video tapes that are over a decade old. I seem to see only a little bit of the video and then the tape goes blank. I dismanteled one tape in hopes of seeing what is wrong and I found that at one part the tape was cut so I have a piece to splice together. However, I dont know how to reassemble this as there are many parts inside and some fell out since when opening the tape itself, it opened in the middle and not at a small back opening. Can someone tell me how to fix the unopened tapes as well as put the opened tape back together by splicing the cut out piece and assembling all the parts the way they should go before reclosing it. Too many memories can't be viewed and I would love to be able to see them and transfer them to a dvd burner which I have (actually it is a vhs/dvd unit that will transfer the info onto a dvd) Can someone give me detailed info and possibly a picture to show me about reassembly of the opened tape? Thank you, Karen
Karen. you really opened up a can of worms there. Here is what I would do. buy a blank vhs-c tape unscrew it from the bottom and use it to compare to your project tape. as far as spicing goes that can get tricky. I used to do it all the time with 8 tracks, showing my age here, but they are not as critical. the tape will have to go on the back side of the film and can not get to close to the top or bottem of the film. remember the video head can not touch the tape you apply. it's a little crazy but I guess if you have small fingers you can try it at your own risk. Good luck Karen. Larry
Posted on Sep 18, 2007
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