Question about Video Cameras
The problem is in playback the camera switches to LP mode even when a tape recorded in SP mode is attempted to be played back. I would appreciate if you could provide some insight into this problem.
I have the exact same problem. I have only used the same camcorder to record and it will not record in LP mode on SP, so I have no idea why or what senses that the tape was recorded in LP mode. I have tried 2 different recorded tapes and 1 brand new tape. Same result for all 3. I have run the head cleaning tape twice with no change in the results.
The control track on the tape is not being sensed properly, or there may be a fault in the capston circuit, or capston drive.
There are a number of issues that can cause this:
This can be a dirt film on the control track head, or the main video drum heads, or warn head surfaces. It may also be an alignment problem due to warn parts. The electronics that read and process the control track, or video synchronization processing may have a fault.
The first thing you can do as a user is to clean the tape path. It is safest and usualy works well to use a cleaning tape for your camera type. Follow the instructions for the cleaning tape. The cleaning tape has a surface on it that is supposed to clean the head surfaces without causing a disturbance. Usualy the time required is about 5 to 10 seconds, depending on the model of the camera and the type of tape format.
Read the instructions that comes with the cleaning tape. It is not recomended to re-wind and re-use this tape.
Past this point, the camera will have to be serviced.
Posted on May 02, 2008
In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.
Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.
If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Put your camera on charge with it's charger you got with it, charge it for at least 2 hrs and the power will be enough to get tape out.
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
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