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Use as a capture camera

Would like to use my Sony TRV87 as a capture camera on my computer. Camera shuts itself off every 5 minutes. Any way to disable that besides putting a tape in and letting it run?

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  • dglenn1 Feb 05, 2008

    Using AC power. Where is the Auto Power Off? There is no mention of it in the manual nor can I find a menu option for it? That really is the question.

  • dglenn1 Feb 05, 2008

    Using the AC Adaptor. Can't find any mention of an Auto Power Off setting either in the manual or in the menus.

  • dglenn1 Feb 06, 2008

    This is what I got from Sony: "We are really sorry, but if you leave the camcorder in the standby mode for 5 minutes while the cassette is inserted, the camcorder will automatically turn off. This is to save battery power and to prevent battery and tape wear. This is normal operation."

    Ah Hah! I says to myself. " ...while the cassette is inserted..." interesting. Sure enough, take out the cassette, no camera shutoff! Brilliant!

  • jrl961 Apr 02, 2008

    Thanks to dglenn1! I had exactly the same issue and could not find any Auto Power setting. Thanks.

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Try attaching the AC adapter. Also, go into the menu settings, and make sure that the auto power off setting is turned off.

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