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What does wrong format mean with a canon zr300 camcorder? My buddy shot some footage on a high end camera and my zr300 camera at playback reads "wrong format playback not possible.

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Different camcorders have different recording formats. Some ar HD, some are 16x9, etc.

A camera that isn't designed for a particular pre-recorded format cannot playback that recording.

Rick

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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SOURCE: no playback, only blue screen!

try again after cleaning the video head. i think you will solve the problem.

Posted on Nov 02, 2006

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SOURCE: LINES DURING PLAYBACK

Fast forward and rewind a cassette several times without using A/C, to drain the battery. Recharge the battery; and you may have found your solution. If that does not work, replace the battery- online auction sites have them for about 10 bucks. If that does not work, start saving your pennies- the prices have come down so much on these things that you can get a high quality Samsung that will everything but outperform your existing camcorder- for $135 USD. Good Luck

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SOURCE: software for the canon zr300 mini dv digital camcorder

You will likely have to order this through Canon.

Posted on May 30, 2008

SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes

I cannot believe this but it does work

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes

The solution for this required sending it to Canon factory service. I was very reluctant to do this because I've heard horror stories about Canon service, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. The total cost was only about $65 and the shipping and service turn around time was amazingly fast. I was expecting weeks to go by. If memory serves me right I shipped it and received it back in less than 2 weeks.

This is a known problem with Canon and would be covered under warranty if your time hasn't run out.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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Old or worn Audio Tape Head needs replacing,

Head Cleaning tapes are not the best for these, they can only be used so many times and they do rub tape carbon into the tape head, best thing to do is get an ear bud cleaner -"Cotton Buds" - and dip it into metho and give the tape head a light rub with it and ear bud, should do it...if still has issue then the tape audio head is had it, but rarely do they breakdown.

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  1. Plug fire wire into computer.
  2. Plug fire wire into Camera. If camera does not have fire wire you will have to use usb cable instead off fire wire.
  3. Turn camera on set to VCR/Playback mode.
  4. Most cameras will be controlled by computer edit / capture software.
  5. Start editing / capture software.
  6. If camera is controlled by computer click to capture footage.
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I would take that into a repair and have someone look at it. It could be serious.

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try again after cleaning the video head. i think you will solve the problem.

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it seems to be a simple problem of dirty video head. check again after cleaning it.

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