Question about Sony Video Cameras
My camcorder cannot display any video and audio when playback. The camcorder mode change to SP without displaying any hour:minute:sec.
I have used the TDK cleaning tape but only allow 10 sec recording per session. But the camcorder still cannot be used. Please help
if all the indicators i.e. battery condition, play mark, counter, etc are visible on the screen then it can be a simple problem of dirty video head. try using a head cleaning cassette or do the head cleaning manually, Open the cover by removing three screws on the right hand side next to the viewfinder. Slide it little towards front and pick it up. The video head will be visible.
Posted on Sep 15, 2006
SOURCE: Sony Camcorder playback problem
mechanical alignment! try to record for a minute and playback the result on another player/recorder, not on your camera, if the playback is not okay then your camera needs alignment, you need pro fix. You said that you've done manual cleaning already, maybe you dis aligned the mechanical parts accidentally, applying too much force on the mechanical parts of your small unit tends to bend, dislocate or move these parts out of alignment. defective videohead will never playback good video, and you said that it seems to correct only a few minutes of playback.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
SOURCE: Sony DCR-TRV 250
a stucked mechanism is
present. camcorders are
smart. it can detect error
and shut down itself for
safety. earlier models
domino the defect if
the user is not quick
enough to react when
something goes wrong with
the camera. You need
professional service to
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: DCR TVR18E Sony
Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.
Posted on Jan 16, 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
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