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Adjust tracking When trying to copy from the sony to a DVD to transfer home movies, the tape needs it's picture adjusted. I can't find the standard 'tracking' button. ANy suggestions?

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most likely needs to have the heads cleaned, running that many tapes can clug your video heads. if this still does not work the take up tension might be a little low. you can fix this for free, but try having it cleaned 1st.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Sony TRV128 - Will not transfer sound to DVD

There is an S-video jack in the front of the cam, the S-video cable is rather inexpensive and available at most stores that have electronics.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Sony CCD-FX310 Camcorder how to adjust tracking

Sony camcorders has no tracking control for user.
I think video head is dirty / clogged. Put good quality video head cleaning tape in camcorder and check.
Its almost 15 years old camcorder.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Transferring movie from tape to PC

Could that be you don't played the tape. When capturing the cam should be playing.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Having problem with sound playback from TDK Metal 8 tapes

I don't remember where I read it, but somewhere like this site.
Just as you start the play back, give your camera a bump with the heal of your hand. This has worked a couple times, and the issue seems to be with just the metal tapes. My husband was a bit appalled until it worked. It might not solve the issue long term, but I was wanting to recover baby footage so I wanted to just get it done.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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You will need to have a firewire cable at the very least. Then if you have a more Windows XP (or higher) PC equipped with an ieee1394 hardware or an apple computer ... you're all set to capture video from PC9 to other format like youtube or DVD.

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hi,wath i think that is the tape pathern on the camera is different from one to the other, and as
to be adjust and clean the head system,because the traking pulse as to be match for both camera
you will need to see a camera tech because it as to be made with an oscilloscope.
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