Question about Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
DCR TRV140E is a Digital8 camera
CCD TRV87E is a Hi8 camera,
(Hi8 is an analog format)
the tapes are the same size, wont help, the recording systems are not compatible
send them to a lab service ?maybe if there are only a few
or ebay a Hi8 camera and transcode them yourself
its not a solution, at least it clarifies the problem
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
My Handy Cam CCD TRV-138 was have a malfunction error by stopping and beeping and telling me to reinsert cassette.
HERE IS HOW YOU GET IT TO WORK.....
Let me first tell you that you need to call the Sony Service Hotline at 1-800-488-7669.
They will have their service tech help you to reset the camera, STEP by STEP and it will work fine after that.
You have to do several things in the right sequence in order for the reset to work. You can't just press the reset button and make it reset.
It doesn't cost anything to have Sony help you over the phone. They are all too happy to make sure that you are satisfied with their product and want to help you.
Mine was out of Warranty by 4 years and they still helped me without charging me.
I followed their steps and it worked. She had me first remove the cassette tape from the camera, turn off camera, remove the battery, then she had me turn the camera back on, then she had me take a pen or pencil and push the reset button, that is below the volume buttons (inside the view finder area). Release the pen then turn camera off again, then unplug the cord and wait 60 seconds so that the residule electric current can completely drain from the Camcorder. After 60 seconds, power on the camera and before you do anything else *YOU MUST RE-ENTER AND SET THE YEAR, DATE, TIME before you go any further. This is crucial to your camera working properly. Then power off again. Power up one more time and this time try to record and playback and see if everything works ok.
Mine worked fine. If this does not work for you it may be because you own a different model and you will need to have Sony give you specific instructions for your model.
Good Luck and let me know on this blog if it works.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
CCD-TRV308 is analog camcorder that can not be hooked directly with computer because computer needs digital format signal to save it on hard disk that will be used to burn dvd disc.
Easiest way is to connect this camcorder with stand alone dvd recorder, it will convert analog video-audio signal into digital format then record/ burn it on dvd disc at same time, once dvd disc is ready then you can copy it in computer for further editing as per requirement to make another dvd disc.
Next option is to install mpeg card in computer that will get analog signal from camcorder to convert it into digital format then it will be saved on computer hard disk for further editing etc to make dvd disc.
Hope these info will help you, I would recommend to have dvd recorder to record your Video-8 tapes on dvd disc quickly without too much trouble.
Posted on Dec 04, 2010
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