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Pink lines when i play back my tapes on my canon zr500

When i try to transfer my videos from my camcorder tape onto a DVD i get pink lines going all across my t.v and onto the dvd and they are there when i play the tape on my camcorder, but are not there when i am taping. What is wrong with my two year old camcorder?

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Hopefull your not going through the tv and then to your dvd recorder
transfer should go straight from your camera to the dvd recorder.
you may also want to but a head cleaner for a mini dv camcorder,run it twice and try recoding again.If that doesnt work,you may have a problem with the heads inside of the camera.If thats the case,it would need to go to canon or an authorized service center.

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