Question about Canon Optura Pi Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have been using my Canon Optura Pi Camera for years with Fuji MiniDV tapes. However, all of the sudden, when the price dropped on the tapes and Fuji changed the packaging, the tapes started to jam in the camera. I cannot get the old onese and every new one I put in eventually jamps and crinkles part of the tape. There are many important memories in my tape library and I want to preserve them. How can I safely convert these to more permanent storage. I have a good computer. However, I have heard that once you convert to DVD, the compression loses fidelity and you cannot edit the videos anymore. What kind of camera can I buy that will playback my tapes in high fidelity and let me copy them to more tapes or a digital record that I can replay and edit freely in the future?
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This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry or a bad motor and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
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