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Sharp VL-E30U I am ready to purchase a new Camcorder but I am wanting to transfer my OLD 8mm tapes to my PC. The Sharp Camcorder was working fine on the first 4 or 5 tapes now the display is all distorted and no sound on ANY tape it acts like the tracking is off but there is no way to adjust the tracking that I know of. if I have the camcorder on PLAY then press rewind I can see the movie pretty plain. When I press play it goes back to being a black and white static looking image.

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If you ran it through that many 8mm players, I'm going to say that the tape has something wrong with it.

You can see visually if there is anything wrong with the tape by releasing the cover by moving the tape and visually inspect the tape for anything that could be frayed. Usually you can see it on the bottom of the tape.

Sometimes the takeup can be messed up in the tape too. Once you release the tape cover, you can turn the white wheels to see if there is any slack in them.

Good luck on that.

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Does your TV have an input which would be lited as Video 1?
There should be video and audio outputs from the camcorder and if you have video and audio inputs to your TV you just need a cable and the capability to view it on your TV. If you don't have audio and video inputs to your TV you should check out the sales at the local electronics store. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: how totransfer video from an 8mm camcorder to computer

i will give you a step by step on your camcorder.

  • connect your camcorder using your USB cable to your computer and be sure it is ON
  • Install the cd driver camed with your camcorder. if you didnt prompt on looking for a driver then go to the add hardware on the control panel and follow the procedure there.
  • after the installation you should see the icon on the my computer labeled scanners and cameras and indicating the model of your camcorder.
  • Install Ulead Power Producer or any editing movie that you have like Windows movie maker, nero movier maker etc.. i prefer to use Ulead because its so easy to use
  • after uploading and editing your videos using ULEAD save it on any various types of videos that you like. you should see it after you want to save it.
  • burn your videos on NERO software
Hope you understand my procedures. Good Luck!


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