Question about Panasonic NV-GS150 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Open Question

Distorted audio playback

Is there anything I can do to cure distorted audio during playback? The sound sort of pulses at about 1-2 pulses per sec. and causes interference and tearing of the video to some degree. It was OK the last time I used The camera but did not work properly from switching on today. I have tried switching on/off repeatedly and played about with audio settings in the menu, but to no avail.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 542 Answers

SOURCE: putting video footage on my computer

To get your footage into the computer from DV tape you need a four pin firewire (IEEE1493 or iLink) cable from the camera to a six pin cable into the computer. USB will not do a proper job, it's for downloding photos or as you already mentioned, Web caming.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

  • 169 Answers

SOURCE: Panasonic NV-DS27 - "playback blank"

try to clean the video head using a blank new tape and fast forward it 5 times if needed...dont use a video cassette cleaner it will ruin your video head...

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

  • 544 Answers

SOURCE: blue lines appear across screen during video playback.


thank you for choosing

it seems that some parts in your Cam are Dirty.
please try to use the head cleaner disk first.
let me know if any changes happen.


please don't forget to rate our answers properly.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • 431 Answers

SOURCE: picture playback on hi8 tapes distorted and fuzzy

Hi I am Vortash get a tape head cleaner for Hi 8 cameras and try that , most people never actually clean the camera it's something we all forget to do if its not tha you may have contamination in the lens or a taget imager fault regards Vortash

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • 61 Answers

SOURCE: blue lines appear across the video screen during playback

try camera menu (change some settings )

Posted on May 19, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Camera suddenly will not record

I had this.
Unscrew the bottom and take off the cover, one of the connections may be loose. Push every cable connection to make sure it's tight. This fixed the problem for me.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sony handycam ccd-tr9 video playback is distorted

the video head problem, try to clean it with head cleaner cassette. play the cleaner cassette several times, test, if still problem must change the video head.

Jan 20, 2016 | Sony Video Cameras

1 Answer

Picture during playback is badly distorted

There could be several reasons for badly distorted pictures. considering the age of the unit as DV camcoder which I am guessing would be quite a bit. Most likely the heads have worn out and need replacement. I am assuming you have this problem with newly recorded tapes being played on a TV directly from the camcorder. For this you may also need to check if you are using new tapes and whether the recording mode is PAL or NTSC as per the TV format.

Alternate test would be to play back a previously recorded tape back from the camcorder. That way at least you can establish if the problem is the read head or the write head or the tape itself.

Aug 16, 2014 | Canon Elura 100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

I have the above model camcorder ,the playback on my laptop with windows vista is terribly poor jumping all the time/distorted with jvc software provided or on windows media player it plays but audio is...

Are you playing the video directly form the hard disk in the camcorder or are you transferring the file to the laptop first? Reading high volumes of data via USB is slow and the PC may not be able to read the data fast enough from the camcorder. Try copying the video to the laptop first, then play it back.

Feb 20, 2011 | JVC Everio GZHD500 High Definition AVCHD...

1 Answer

Sony dcr-trv25 when playing back tapes sound goes on and off pic sometimes distorted tried cleanig with tape still doing same thing I dropped camera from a standing position (3ft) nothing broke thats when...

Yes sounds as though the audio playback head had become misaligned by the drop... You will have to get it back in position again. Thats a job and a half though, really only something that can be done by a tech?

Feb 17, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV25 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Image distorted in both modes canon zr85 camcorder

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced to back in business.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

Dec 25, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Distorted sound on playback, samsung mini dv camcorder.

Try a DV tape cleaner first. If that doesn't work, see what it would take to get the audio heads realigned. Any camera store can do that for you.

Dec 18, 2008 | Samsung SC-D67 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Problems with playback of HI8 tapes...

What's happening is that the tape in the cassette is being chewed on one side by the camera's tape transporting mechanism during playback, hence the distorted image and sound. The mechanism might be damaged (misalignment) or just dirty. Try not to play other tapes on this unit because they will become permanently damaged. The best way is to find another camcorder (if cleaning does not help). Note that some old cassettes of long recording time will exhibit this behavior more often because of thinner tape used.

Dec 06, 2007 | Video Cameras

1 Answer

Sony handicam trv skips playback like in slow motion?

you need a computer with at least 1.5 ghz and 1 gig of ram anything less will cause recording to pc problems

Oct 26, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Samsung sc-d353 blurry now black

Problem is fixable and not expensive either : CCD sensor is faulty and needs replacing.You do have a case for having this problem sorted out by Samsung agent free of charge because the sensor should last 10 years +.

Sep 04, 2007 | Samsung SC-D353 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

5 Grey Horizontal Lines across the screen during play back and distorted sound.

Someone here recommended on another post to put the lense cap on & videotape the blackness in a quiet room for 5-10 mins. I tried this as a last resort & it worked. When I played back the tape, no more skipping or gray lines. I had 4-5 SOLID gray lines with skipping video & audio in between on every tape I put in. I think the person who helped me solve this said that it was a result of the tape alignment going off. My camera is a Canon zr80 digital camcorder. (Called Canon, they had me reset it & then recommended sending it in).

Jul 16, 2007 | Canon DV-MV830i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic NV-GS150 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

33 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Video Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

56548 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

abdul rauf
abdul rauf

Level 2 Expert

383 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides