Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Panasonic Video Camera

I have numerous mini DV recorded from 4 years ago.  I played them back and the picture is clear but with no sound.  Have I lost the sound for good or do I need to clean the heads?  I must admit I have use different brands but have tried to stick to Panasonic and/or TDK.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Hmmm. Try cleaning the tape heads with a mini dv cassette cleaner and see what happens afterwards. I would also recommend playing the tapes on a different camera and if you get the same response, then your audio is gone forever, but I highly doubt that would be the case.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Describe your Panasonic PV-GS35 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Problem: When I turn the camcorder on in the video camera mode the lcd panel and th evf show black, it does not show current picture to record. All...


There was an earlier post that explained the black ribbon between the LCD viewfinder and the body of the camera is split. You would have to buy a new LCD viewfinder for about $90 or send it back to them to fix for around $250. The same thing happened to my camera and I can actually is the split. If you close it down more than half way the picture shows up. I called Panasonic and they said you have to buy the whole LCD, that you can't just buy the ribbon. They don't even have a part number for just the ribbon. Good luck.

Oct 18, 2009 | Panasonic PV-GS35 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Distorted sound on playback, samsung mini dv camcorder.


Try a DV tape cleaner first. If that doesn't work, see what it would take to get the audio heads realigned. Any camera store can do that for you.

Dec 18, 2008 | Samsung SC-D67 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

Free Software Download from Net


Where can I download the software for PANASONIC NV-GS 27 for capturing the Videos From the DV Cam Cassette...Because without the driver either XP or Vista doesnt recogonise the Camera..So please do the need full. Tell me where I can download the Driver for the Same..

With Regards .....Sreel

Oct 27, 2008 | Panasonic NV-GS27 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

Free Software Download from Net


If required you can grab it off me you will need a p2p freeware like utorrent(http://www.utorrent.com/).
the link is: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4498828
this is the motiondv studio 5.3e le for dv.

Oct 11, 2008 | Panasonic NV-GS25 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

No sound or vision playback of dv tape


From my poin of view cyliner (rotary head) have poor conection or this parts will be replace.

Aug 06, 2007 | Panasonic NV-GS11B Mini DV Digital...

3 Answers

BAD PICTURE


look for a tiny pinhole and insert a pin while powered up to reset the device...or try another memory card...could be corrupted memory

May 27, 2007 | Panasonic PV-GS31 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

Hints for service


comon fault in it , as the picture stucks it is a weak heads you can get better result by cleaning the guides and if not so change drum heads regards , plz don't forget to rate thx

May 02, 2007 | Panasonic NV-MD9000EN Mini DV Digital...

4 Answers

PV-GS9 mini dv playback problem


I covered several threads that recommended buying a Mini DV cleaner and running it up to 4 times. They also suggested to change to change your video tape as it may have been the cause of the original problem.

These solutions may have worked for many but not me. My camera was becoming progressively worse. It went to blue bars and no sound to no picture at all...just blue. After using a cleaner 4 times I became frustrated to the point I was going to buy a new camera.

However, with the camera still playing, I did the typical guy thing and rolled up my fist and gave it a good hit along side of it. Remarkably it went back to just the blue bars. I hit it again and it went back to a perfect picture. I'm not saying this will work for you and hitting it too hard could make things worse but I was at a point where I didn't care any more and took a chance that paid off.

Dec 30, 2006 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS9 Mini DV...

1 Answer

No picture


if the index go --:--:-- or 00:00:00 when you press play to view recorded material then you have a SERIOUS problem. That means heavy repair and cost. Buy something new.

Dec 19, 2006 | Panasonic NV-GS30 Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96396 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...