Question about Pelco ES3012 5MLZ30PW Esprit High Res Black and White 30X Zm Presets Mount 120/230VAC

1 Answer

Scrambled picture Monitor shows clear picture during recording but when I rewind and playback the picture is completly scrambled horizontally and zig-zag throughout. Went to the menu but do not understand some of the prompts so didn't fool around. Tried the horizantal and vertical hold on the monitor but no success.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 64 Answers
Re: scrambled picture

If your video looks good on a monitor then more then likely your ES3012-5MLZ30PW is good....I would try taking the video from that camera to a different input on the recoding device to see if the problem follows....If you don’t have a different input try a different camera and record for 5 min and then playback to see if dose the same thing.....You can also take the video feed from the ES3012-5MLZ30PW to a different recorder and see if the problem follows....good luck and let me know if this can always call Pelco at 1-800-289-9100 they do their tech support 24/7 365.....they really set the standard in tech support....


Posted on Oct 22, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Outdoor Digital Wireless 2 CCTV camera System 7" LCD monitor DVR Record to SD TF but recorded playback poor what can I do please I am 81

Try recording in a higher quality than standard and see 2hatcthe results are.some of those are low resolution cameras and you won't get a wonderful image out of them.

Jun 28, 2015 | OUTDOOR Surveillance Cameras

1 Answer

Recording freezing/lagging during playback

Replace the VCR and tapes if it uses one. If this is digital... I will need more info.

Oct 09, 2014 | Surveillance Cameras

1 Answer


Most likely your DVR hard drive is defective/dead, replace the defective hard drive.

Jun 11, 2014 | SWANN Surveillance Cameras

1 Answer

Cannot view cameras live

Make sure your monitor is pluged into the input that is labeled Main Monitor or the VGA . it cant be pluged into the spot monitors .
Its the one on the bottom left . you probebly have it pluged into the call monitor output.

Apr 16, 2014 | EverFocus Ecor264-9x1/2t Dvr Digital Video...

1 Answer

Trouble with my recorder on screen display show HDD Fail and when we try to play is blank what we must to do.thank you regard riyanto

The hard drive for the recorder is bad. That's why nothing plays during playback. The DVR can't get the video off the hard drive. You'll need to send the recorder in to be repaired and the hard drive replaced.

Mar 08, 2011 | Samsung 32 Channel Network Video Recorder,...

1 Answer

Problem solving

Your DVr has a lock feature which is by mistake active. check this first

Jun 25, 2009 | Surveillance Cameras

1 Answer

Samsung SHR-1040 Digital Video Recorder

it sound like the system is locked up or your hard drive is going bad. write down all the info on the unit and reset and reprogram the unit. this may solve your problem if not you my need to send it in for repair.

•Factory Reset Hidden Key :
Mode Key + CH 2
•The Password and all setting
value will return to the initial
default value.
•Default Password is ‘4321’ .


May 18, 2009 | Samsung SHR-2082 8 Channel Stand Alone Dvr...

1 Answer

Not able to play back on the DVR

The ssc duel records with a time signature that allows you to go back to a specific time to view the information on the harddrive. on the front of the dvr there are three buttons and the large round multi button. If you have the unit with vhs backup, then you just press the center small button on the front pannel and you'll get the menu that either allows you to select a time group to watch, or put in the time you want the playback to start. after you start the playback, then you can control the playback with the controls on the large multi function button. If your trying to play back the VHS tape, GOOD LUCK!!!!.....If you have the newer model without the vhs backup...then you have to press the stop button on the large multi function button...andthen press the center small button and then the other small button to the right...then you should be at the menu to play back the video either by selected time/date..or by half hour increments....good luck!!!

Dec 10, 2008 | Samsung SSC DVR Digital Video Recorder...

1 Answer

Dvr4-alert full screen playback

That's because this is a quad. It compresses all 4 video feeds into 1 file. When you play it back, it decompresses the video and shows you each camera. Playback through this unit is the only way to see 1 camera at a time. 
To be able to copy 1 camera shot to a DVD, this is what you need to do: You need to have a TV with Video in and Video out jacks.  Connect the Quad to the TV Video in jack and connect the TV Video out jack to your DVD Video in jack. Playback a single camera shot on the quad to the TV and hit record on your DVD. - The DVD will record whatever is shown on the TV. 

Oct 26, 2008 | Surveillance Cameras

1 Answer

SHR-1040 - rewind from end of footage??

I'm wondering if the firmware can be upgraded as that might be the easiest thing. My other thought was that putting the hard drive into a PC and trying to view the video might be a way to see it.

Nov 14, 2007 | Samsung 4 Channel Dvr

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pelco ES3012 5MLZ30PW Esprit High Res Black and White 30X Zm Presets Mount 120/230VAC Logo

232 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pelco Surveillance Cameras Experts

Jerry Kramer
Jerry Kramer

Level 3 Expert

3875 Answers

Smoke help
Smoke help

Level 2 Expert

93 Answers

Claude Kayser
Claude Kayser

Level 3 Expert

9098 Answers

Are you a Pelco Surveillance Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides