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.
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.
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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.
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..
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.
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.