Hello, I am hoping you may be able to help me. I have owned my camcorder for about 5 years and have recorded all of my baby movies on it.
A while ago my husband watched the movies through the camcorder screen and everything was fine, when he picked up the camcorder from the table to move it to the tv and connect it, it stopped working. The camcorder was not dropped or anything so I don't understand why it doesn't work. It powers up, but the screen and view finder is grey with no picture and the power mode button keeps blinking. I am unable to view the menu on the screen or anything so can't see what the problem could be. I can't afford the £90 for a repairer to look at my camcorder - especially as it might be something simple! I would be very grateful for any help you can give me as I am unable to watch the video of my little boy and girl
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If you close the LCD screen while recording movies, the camcorder stops recording.
The maximum continuous recordable time of movies is about 13 hours.
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
It will take several seconds until you can start recording after you turn on the camcorder. You cannot
operate your camcorder during this time.
Your Sony camcorder has internal hard-disk and records by default to this media. If this is full, you need to offload the recordings and free up some space on the disk. But to select the memory card you can do the following:
Selecting the recording media for movies: Touch (MENU) [Show others] [MEDIA SETTINGS] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] category) [MOVIE MEDIA SET]. The [MOVIE MEDIA SET] screen appears.
Touch the desired recording media.
Touch [YES] .OK The recording medium is now changed.
For still images: Selecting the recording media for photos Touch (MENU) [Show others] [MEDIA SETTINGS] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] category) [PHOTO MEDIA SET]. The [PHOTO MEDIA SET] screen appears.
Touch the desired recording media.
Touch [YES] .OK The recording medium is changed. Hope this helps, if more help needed, reply back.
I get loads of the same question you ask every day, the DVD disks do sadly fail, out of a pack of 10 you can say that 2 will not write or play back, this is still the reason most pro movie makers like myself will only use movie tape today like the Hi 8 mm sort. Also beware as we have found that lots of DVD disks we have made over 9 years ago no longer will work, so never feel your precious movies are pernament with this new mode of recordings.
There is another way to transfer video from you camcorder if you
camcorder support USB streaming. I usually use this method with my Sony
Camcorder because more simple and don't need additional hardware.
1) Install you camcorder driver to your PC/laptop.
2) Connect your camcorder to PC/laptop.
3) Open Windows Movie Maker.
4) Create a new project and select source input device to your
5) Start record on your Windows Movie Maker application and press play
on your camcorder.
6) Wait until camcorder finish playing and press stop in your WMM.
7) Save the file as WMV (later you can convert to another format using
any video converter or even burn to CD)
PS: you can even edit the movie frame or add some opening text or end
CCD-TRV208E is analog Sony Handycam and I think tape was recorder on Digital Handycam. Digital handyacam model starts with letters DCR-xxx so locate a digital handycam to get tape recordings. I got this idea when you said, only getting crackling noise and blue screen.
Tough to say for sure with out giving me the model number. Some of these models have a 5 second record feature. It's never good to just open the door during recording or you could lose recording information. press record pause first and wait for it to complete it's processing time.
install the driver cd camed with your camcorder to your pc. connect usb from camcorder to the pc. it should be recognizable by your desktop. find any movie maker or use ulead movie maker to upload your videos from your camcorder to your pc. save it in any type of videos do you like so that its playable. burn it with nero if you want to watch in your dvd player. hope that helps you!
Hey, I owned this camera since... Christmas and Ive had the same problem, I decided to look into it and I found something that helped Its called iSofter VOB Converter, and I just have the demo, and it seems to be working fine, Mind you I just got the program like 2 minutes ago... but I used Sony Vegas 8 to rip em at first, but you still couldnt edit them, but iSofter works on Windows Movie Maker, and probably other programs too... Hope this helped
please purchase special mini DV tape for head cleaning. After a treatment with this tape you can check if there is an improvement with other tapes.
If you need more info please advice.