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Recording and Playback error

My camera is having a severe recording and playback error. what happens is a smattering of thick blocks, turning grey sporatically. Also I get waves of 2 bars moving left to right distorting the picture.
I get it when i record to new tapes, and when viewing previously recorded, known to be fine tapes.Audio cuts in and out on all of them. Head Cleaner did nothing. What could the problem be?

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  • phrige Dec 11, 2009

    that thats exactly my problem too. This hit me the night before I had a short film to shoot for somebody. nO gooD!. let me know if you find any solutions. I dont have another mini-dv to test with. but im pretty sure the newly recorded tapes are screwed. I'll take a tape to walmart or radio shack or bestbuy see if i can sneak it into one of thier cameras to test it out.


    I'll let you know what i find.

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I just got a used sony dcr trv 8 and was shooting video and went to view it and found all these horizontal grey bars going across the lcd window on the camera and on my tv thru an S video hook up. I stopped the tape and played it again and they were still there. Removed the tape and put it back in and played it and they were still there but eventually they disappeared. They tried to come back but they faded out. I put the tape in my sony dcr hc 32 mini dv and the tape worked fine. no grey bays any where. It didn't affect the recording of the video, it just affected the play back of the video. But I am gonna try the head cleaner thing and see what happens

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I'm not sure what the solution is, but I am having the same probelms, and I would appreciate any help with this since I am shooting a childrens camp and I am fairly isolated and don't have the time to swop cameras or send it to get fixed. I need to know if the recording is fine (video and audio) but the playback is not working correctly...or is it not recording correctly or playing back correctly. The sound cuts out from time to time in playback. Thank you.

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