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Purple and green digital lines across film

I am trying to capture footage from a dv tape using the sony dsr-11, and purple and green digital lines (consistently four of them about .25" thick) show up. It is not a problem with the tape because I was able to capture the footage using my little dv camcorder. Is my sony tape deck broken? Anyone know how to fix the problem or what the problem is?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. purple and green lines across the screen and I know the tapes are fine because I can playback the footage on my camera.

  • SusanFinley Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. Purple and green lines through the video on my screen. The tape is fine when I play it back in my camera.

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I've had the same problem and have recified it by unplugging and replugging the firewire cable into the back of the deck and the computer.  I think sometimes the deck loses its mind and just needs to be pushed/kicked a bit.  This solution works every time for me.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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The heads are dirty. Run a self cleaning tape through if for about 20 seconds and that should fix it right up!!

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Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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One of the units is not making good interchange in recording (CAMCORDER) or (PLAYBACK) DSR11 deck either buy or get a known good recording to isolate the bad unit. Camcorders are notorious for loss of interchange as the cassette compartment wears out the scissors jack elevator gets sloppy and changes the angle of attack on the drum and wellah a tape that only plays back in the camcorder.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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