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Samsung scw61 hi8

When i play on the tv it is black and white,the setting is not on black and white
these tapes were taped on a different camera,i believe a hitachi
im trying to put them on dvd with my dvd burner,i have the camera plugged straight into it

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SOURCE: Tape compatibility question.

Yes. Hi8 camcorders are manufactured to work with 8mm or Hi8 tapes. The difference is the quality of the tape. 8mm tapes will provide about 270 lines of resolution where a Hi8 tape will provide up to 400. For better quality recordings, you'll want to use Hi8 tapes.

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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LOL! Call tech support tried that!! No help... I did however call the place I bought it from and they are going to send me another player... We'll see... I havent read anything good about this player!

Happy Holidays and hopefully less frustration with electronics!!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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I have the same problem!

Apparently their is a ribbon cable on the tape drive mechanism that tore because of samsung's crappy design that ribbon cable sends a signal form the tape protection switch.

Since the ribbon is torn and the circuit open the camera thinks the protection on the tape is on

if any one knows where i can buy samsung parts, please let me know

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: my tv shows are taping in black and white

if you have the dvd's s-video plugged in and also something plugged into the yellow video input this will happen , does the piture on the tv show black and white?
otherwise the vcr head is dirty and needs to be cleaned
please rate a fixya and I'll be happy to even assist you further

electech

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SOURCE: How do I transfer my camcorders recordings from HI8 tape to a computer or DVD?

Do you have another video camera that will hook up to your computer? In the past, I've connected my old Hi-8 to my Mini DV, recorded the footage from the Hi-8 to the Mini DV and then digitized on the computer from the Mini DV. You will however need some video software like iMovie for this solution.
You can also, hook the Hi-8 camera up to a VCR or TV using the appropriate cable and view it that way.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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Some of my Hi8 tapes play in fastforward motion along with the audio, but the other tapes play just fine. What can I do?


Clean the header of your camera. Buy a different camera to play those tapes. Try looking for a tape cleaner and tape lubrificant. Some tapes go so dry and overheat while playing on your camera that they end up on a blue screen and only play on FF and most of times not even that.

A good advice is to keep your tape cold, camera cold and try again.

Dont heat your tapes.

Also try battery playback, so it does not over heat with the power supply on.

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I have the exact same camera and same exact same problem. Any analog Video8 or Hi-8 camcorder or VCR will play these tapes.

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I have the same problem! My sony worked just fine, but when I play back with my Samsung 8mm it is black and white! Anybody know what is going on?

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maybe I would buy your camera,
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Tape compatibility question.


Yes. Hi8 camcorders are manufactured to work with 8mm or Hi8 tapes. The difference is the quality of the tape. 8mm tapes will provide about 270 lines of resolution where a Hi8 tape will provide up to 400. For better quality recordings, you'll want to use Hi8 tapes.

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Adapter question


There are no such adapters that would allow 8mm, Hi8 and Mini DV tapes to be played in a VHS VCR. Only the old VHS-C tapes can fit and play in an adapter. There are several reasons why 8mm (or Hi8 and miniDV tapes) cannot be physically played in a VHS VCR: 1. 8mm (Hi8, miniDV) is a different format with different technical characteristics than VHS. These formats were never developed with the intention to be mechanically compatible with current VHS technology. 2. 8mm/Hi8 tapes are 8mm wide (miniDV is 6mm wide), while VHS tape is 1/2" wide, making it impossible for a VHS video head to read the taped information correctly. 3. 8mm/Hi8/miniDV tapes are recorded and played at different speeds than VHS, so even if the tapes could physically fit into a standard VHS VCR, the VCR still couldn't play back the tapes at their correct speeds. 4. 8mm/Hi8/minDV audio is recorded differently than VHS. 8mm/Hi8 audio is recorded in AFM HiFi mode, while miniDV audio is recording in 12-Bit or 16-Bit PCM digital audio format. So, even if the video could be played back in a VHS VCR, the audio could not be read properly. 5. 8mm/Hi8 video is of higher resolution than VHS and is recorded in a different bandwidth length (miniDV video is recorded digitally), so once again, a standard VCR still could not read the information correctly, even if the tape could fit into a VCR.

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