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Canon uc1 hi8 camcorder

Old school hi8 camcorder needing manual because the writing on the unit is in japanese.

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

SOURCE: Sony CCD-TRV96 NTSC Eglish user's manual

I Need Ur Help.
I have this Hi8 camcorder.
Is a old camcorder with japan menu.I need a english user manual for this model or similar.Thnx pan2wa2@gmail.com

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

quang123
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SOURCE: Hi8 Playback Compatibility with Digital* Camcorders

I believe all Sony model DCR-TRV2XX and 3XX would play Hi 8 and ST8
Such as DCR-TRV265, DCR-TRV285 DCR-TRV340, DCR-TRV355
I hope that give you some ideas

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: canon EX1

I have a EX1 Hi8 too and I have had the same problem. This camera is very old and it has a lot of capacitors inside that are leaking and drying out. They need to be replaced. This is a huge and difficult job and it makes no sense to repair. I did it anyway.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

ginko
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SOURCE: manual for camcorder/sony-hi8 camcorder-ccd-trv68

Try the link below:

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Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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