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Select Switch I can perform every operation standard for the camera, except shoot video. Every time I try to shoot a video, I get the message: Check Select Switch. I can take still photos and playback without any problem. I have checked all settings on tghe camera and they seem fine.

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The head is dirty and needs cleaned. Look around for a MiniDV cleaning cassette. If you can't find one, then you need to clean them manually. You will need foam swabs and Q-Tips could possibly leave behing a strand of cotton, plugging the head further. Also don't use rubbing alcolol. It is 30% water Gert 100% isopropyl. Consult your manual for the required cleaning spots. There will be a few,

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Have you found a solution to this problem? I'm having the same issue. Thanks.

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DCR-TRV255e Sony handycam shows black screen when recording. When inside and recording, the LCD and viewfinder are black, except for large sources of light. For example, everything will be black but I can...


I'm sorry that the Camcorder is displaying the error message. Please follow the troubleshooting steps provided below and check the operation:




1. Please insert a different disc and close the disc tray firmly.
2. Perform Reset by following steps:




1. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD panel of the camcorder.
2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.




3. Perform a manual power reset by following the steps:




1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Disconnect AC power adapter.
3. Remove the battery pack.
4. Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds.
5. Move the POWER switch to the OFF position.
6. Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack.
7. Turn on the camcorder.




If the issue persists after following all the steps service will be required. You can find repair information and initiate service at:




http://eservice.sony.com




Thank you for your time.

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Manual Aperture Video For Canon Eos Rebel 500D T1i


Unfortunately the Canon T1i shoots video in full automatic mode. This means that if you want to change the depth of field...well, you can't. There are many angry T1i owners trying to get Canon to release a firmware update to have it perform like the T2i, but so far that has been fruitless.

So what can a budding videographer do get some artsy-looking footage with his or her T1i? The Band-Aid solution involves fooling the camera into thinking there is a manual lens attached so that the camera will relinquish control. To do this, the communication between the camera and lens has to be severed (don't worry - it doesn't involve modifying anything).

Step 1.
Put the camera into Av or Manual mode.

Step 2.
Select the desired aperture (if the aperture is "wide open" - e.g. F1.8 on the 50mm F1.8 II lens, then skip Step 3).

Step 3.
Press the depth of field preview button on the side of the camera (above the T1i or 500D logo on the curved part of the camera body).

Step 4.
With the DOF preview button still depressed, push the button as if to remove the lens, and turn it very slightly until "F00" shows up on the back display. You may now release the buttons.

Step 5.
Switch the camera to video mode. There will be a warning message, but just do as it says and shoot anyway.

You're now ready shoot some nice shallow DOF shots. Use the manual focus ring on your lens to shift the shallow depth of field around in your shot. Please note that since the camera is no longer communicating with the lens, autofocus will not be available to you. Put the lens in manual mode on the barrel to be safe - many lenses do NOT have manual override and forcing the focus ring while in AF mode can damage the lens.
Good luck and happy film-making!

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Re Skype: My daughter has a Mac we have a PC. The video calls work between the two machines except that the video only shows a frame at a time and not a continuous video. Pc to PC works ok and the latest...


check your webcam drivers are up to date. this problem also may occur if your internet connection is slow. 54 MBps is standard right now. Anything lower can result in choppy performance. Also click on Help in the Skype preferences.

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I can't view my pictures after the shot,it very blerr


I'm not sure if you are talking about the quick view of a picture just taken, or using playback mode to view shots taken. Either way, I suggest changing batteries so they are fresh.
There are 3 different LCD choices when in "Shooting Mode."
Press "DISP."
The display mode will change each time you press this button.
1- Standard (no info displayed, just pic)
2- Detailed (infor displayed)
3- Off
If you have tried this, then you may want to perform a reset to the cam. This will reset any screen/LCD settings that may have been changed.
Goto the Setup Menu and select "Reset All." Select "OK" and press "Func. Set."
This reset WILL NOT reset the following:
-Current Shooting Mode
-Date/Time, Language, & Video System settings
-White Balance Data (of you have custom settings changed in the custom white calance function)

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Zoom broke


Solution: Procedure for setting Digital Zoom PowerShot A520

Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed with the combined optical and digital zoom functions as follows (figures are approximate): 5.7 times, 7.1 times, 8.9 times, 11 times, and 14 times 1. Press the <DISP.> button to turn the LCD monitor on.
2. Turn the shooting mode dial to any Shooting mode except for stitch_assist_icon_a70.gifor movie_icon_a70.gif.
3. In the [ rec_icon.gif(Rec.)] menu, select digital_zoom_icon_a70.gif(Digital Zoom).
digital_zoom_menu.gif 4. Select [On] using the left_arrow.gifor right_arrow.gifbutton and press the <MENU> button.
5. Press the zoom lever toward tele_icon_a70.gifand hold it.
  • The lens will zoom to the maximum optical telephoto setting and stop. Release the lever and press it toward tele_icon_a70.gifagain to further zoom the image digitally.
  • Press the lever toward wide_icon_a70.gifto zoom back out.
digital_zoom_lcd_a70.gif 6. Shoot the image.
  • Shooting procedures are the same as for the auto_mode_icon_a70.gifmode.
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  • The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is off.
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  • images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
  • Since camera shake may become a factor when using the digital zoom, the use of a tripod is recommended.
  • Digital Zoom is disabled when the [Postcard Print Mode] is selected as a image quality setting.
IF this fails, your camera is in need of service.


Dec 30, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Camera stops shooting by itself


if its sound is beeping, it means the mechanism have an error. Check the small fuse of the power supply

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