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Thick bars on the screen when playing back on my Sony DCR-HC28. the bars are evenly spaced.

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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Posted on Oct 18, 2010

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SOURCE: my computers do not recognize sony dcr-hc28 camcorder

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-HC28

Unfortunately, it's not exactly a trivial process. The basic steps are as follows:

1) connect the camcorder to the computer
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer
3) optionally, edit the video file
4) upload the file from the computer to youtube.com

1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg. pricegrabber.com)

2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer hard drive using editing software or a software utility designed for doing just that. this software may come with the camcorder or the 1394 adapter.

3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file

4) upload the file to youtube.com. there are some guides on their website as well (eg. youtube.com)

I hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver for DCR-HC28

It's not possible to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Vista running Computer using a USB connection.
The Camcorder uses the USB STREAMING function to transfer the videos to the Computer. The Vista doesn't support the USB STREAMING function.
However, you may transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer using an i.LINK/FIREWIRE cable.

If your Computer has an i.LINK/FIREWIRE port on it you can connect the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/FIREWIRE cable.

The i.LINK port is a D shaped port labelled as DV, i, IEEE1394, Firewire.

If the i.LINK port on the Computer has 4 pins on it, then you can use a 4-pin to 4-pin i.LINK cable.
If the i.LINK port on the Computer has 6 pins on it, then you can use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
The i.LINK port on the Sony Camcorder is a 4-pin i.LINK port.

I will forward a link to a page where you can get the steps to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK connection.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony DCR-TRV460 not playing back, blue screen

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.

  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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That code is telling you your heads dirty, no do not buy Shampoo just a tape head cleaner from local camera centre, all will be fine okay?
David

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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DCR -HC28 will not play back any recorded material. The screen stays blue, but the time still runs.


This is usually caused by an oxidized, misaligned or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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My sony after recording when play shows horizontal lines on screen I don't know how to fix it


either the tape or the recording head is dirty. use a new tape. if the lines are still there, get a head cleaner tape or use alcohol to clean the recording head.

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I have same problem. Am unable to connect my Sony DCR-HC28 to my computer. I have tried different cords to different computer, but get the same error that the device cannot be read


Try to connect to dvd RECORDER and make dvd, then finalize it. It works perfectly and there is no need for software. Then you can play it even on the computer or any dvd player. Good luck

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I had the same problem. No sounds when I play back videos. No sounds either when I connect it to my TV and play the videos. It turns out that the problem is not in the playback mode. The problem is while recording videos, It cannot capture sounds anymore. So when you play it, It has no sound at all. I took it to the SONY Service Center here in Manila and after 1 week it was already fixed. I asked what the problem is so that I could avoid it in the future. The Sony Technician said that he cleaned or fixed a sound component/chip or something but did not replaced anything. It is a problem that when you connect the handycam to your TV and it is very close to the TV, a feedback occurs (a high pitch sounds that it really irritating). When this happens, it triggers the problem that we have encountered. You should bring it to the Sony Service Center near you.

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