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Creating a DVD from digital tape

I am creating a DVD using multiple mini digital tapes (used in my Sony camcorder) One tape - recorded from a different camera - cannot be transferred to DVD. My recorder tells me the tape is "copy protected" - but the recording is just a home video recorded on a brand new Sony digital videocassette! How can I transfer this tape to DVD? Thanks in advance.

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  • greytabby Jan 02, 2008

    i have the same problem - when i try to record MY home movies recorded on a digital Canon camcorder --- it says copyrighted what's up with that????



    i am playing my mini cassettes on a new Sony hi def camcorder



    here's the other weird thing -- when i use tapes recorded on the Sony hi def camcorder -- i have no problem recording to DVD



    i called sony today and they don't have a clue as to what's wrong



    all they suggested was to try the CAnon camcorder and see if that made a difference



    and if that didn't work they are suggesting i sent the machine to them for them to look at it



    this is upsetting as i have 131 hours of tapes recorded on a Canon -- that for now --- won't get dubbed on this machine



    Help !

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I took my unit back to electronic express a chain here in tennessee

the guy was baffled at first

then he got a firewire and plugged it into the ilink place on the front of the unit and it copies my old canon recorded tapes just fine

what happened??? who the heck knows --- somehow the chip that prevents the movie copying was reading my old canon recorded tape as copyright -- this somehow bypasses that

if i am not mistaken you can buy attachments to make sure they fit your type of camcorder - my new sony hi def camera came with one - so i had no problem

here is the other kicker --- WHEN I CALLED SONY AND ASKED IF THE ILINK HOOK UP WOULD MAKE THE DUBBING WORK -- THE IDIOT SAID NO he was dead wrong

i will never buy another sony in my life

i stil have not tried to tape movies to dvd and or vhs --- but i already have the machine so i'm stuck with it

what i'd like to know is which combo units do NOT have the blocking chip

could somebody update on the law about this

thanks

i hope this helps

please let me know

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