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I have tapes with videos on them. I want to put them on the computer but I never did in about a year. I finally got around to doing it. I know there is video on the tapes but when I play them they don't show up. It almost looks like the tapes are blank. But they are not. Just blue screen. And the timer that shows tape position is blank. It was working for a bit before but it stops working again and then starts up again. It was playing and everything. But now its back to what it was before. I haven't used the camera in a year. Fully Charged. It takes digital pictures on the SD card perfectly. Its happening to all the tapes. About 7 of them. None of them read.

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When you get a blue screen, it is usually an indication of dirty heads. You should try and run a head cleaning tape for about 5 to 10 seconds. Then, try your tape again. If it shows signs of improvement, but still is not all better, run the head cleaner for another 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat as necessary (only running head cleaning tape for 5 to 10 second intervals). The cleaner tapes that we use in our shop are Sony brand....they last a really long time and seem to work the best.

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Well that is like you say an old camera, mind you 8mm is still far the best and safest way to store your valued films as it has kept the data on those tapes longer than any DVD ever did, remember unlike we thought 10 years ago a DVD only has around 8 to 10 years life span, we are finding CD & DVD productions that are over 8 years old just wont play any longer.
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Do you have Final Cut Pro? If not which editing system do you have. Imovie may do the trick. You need to import the video onto the computer and then process it and export it to DVD via a program that has that capability such as Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express (I believe that will do it, too).

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Many HDV cameras and decks are able to play and record DV as well as the higher-resolution HDV format. Additionally, many of these HDV devices will attempt to automatically change their settings to match the format of the tape that it's playing. Here are some tips for using these types of devices with Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
Tip: Make explicit settings on your HDV device. Instead of using an "Auto" setting, make your own settings on your HDV device to keep the communication going between it and Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express. This also helps Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express keep things running smoothly with HDV devices that handle both DV-NTSC and DV-PAL.
For example, say you're using an HDV deck to capture footage from a tape that was recorded as DV-NTSC. Before capturing in Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express, make sure that you set the deck to DV mode specifically—don't rely on Auto mode. With some devices, you may need to disconnect it from FireWire to change the mode.
For a common capture workflow, this sequence of steps can provide the best results:
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  2. Insert your tape into your HDV deck or camcorder.
  3. Use the device's menus to set it to match the format that's recorded on the tape.
  4. Connect your HDV device to your computer with a FireWire cable.
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Tip: Quit Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express before changing modes. It's generally a good idea to quit Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express before you change the mode on your device from DV to HDV, or from HDV to DV, and then re-open the application again.
Tip: Use an Easy Setup to play back non-default HDV format footage on your HDV device. You can use Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express to make your HDV device play back footage in its non-default HDV format. For example, maybe you have a 1080i60 HDV device and want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i50. Or perhaps you have a 1808i50 HDV device and you want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i60. To do this, follow these steps:
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