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Changing audio track only

Is it possible to record on the audio portion of the tape and leave with video intact? I would like to change the soundtrack at the source (the master) and without erasing the video.

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Not possible unless you copy it to another tape. The audio track is married to the video track in Hi-8

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This smacks of the same problem that the old VCR's used to have. One of you are out of sync. The tape records on a portion of the tape in a sort of straight line track. Think of it as your track is down 1/16" from the top. The other camera tracks it's video down 1/8" instead. That's why in playback it can't read it. The only cure is a realignment. Nimsgame

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Unfortunately whilst this camera can record video it does not have a microphone to record sound.

This is a disappointing lack of features but is one reason used by Olympus to keep costs down on this model.

One solution is to use Video editing software on your computer to add a voice over or soundtrack to your video but it is not possible to record original audio with this camera.

Hope this information helps. If so please leave a vote for it. Thanks.

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How do you record without sound



Hi there,

There does not appear to be any provision on the camcorder menu, to mute the audio.

As an alternative, I would recommend you connect the camcorder to your computer or laptop (via firewire if possible) and transfer the footage onto your computer's hard drive.

You can then use your computer's Movie Maker application to edit the footage - here you can either remove the audio track, or overlay your new audio soundtrack.

Good luck !



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I have a Panasonic TV witch is a combination Video and TV set. I am having a problem with the sound on my tape playbacks. I have tried cleaning the head, changing tapes and nothing is working. There is no...


Is this a HiFi stereo vcr? When you cleaned the heads, did you only do the heads on the rotating cylinder or only the fixed tracking/audio heads between the cylinder and the pich roller?

Does a prerecorded tape ( not a self recorded from that machine play ok?

HiFi vcrs default to the audio head(s) on the tracking/audio head if the HiFi heads on the rotating cylinder are dirty or damaged.

If a prerecorded tap palys fine, then the erase head circuit has failed.

If sound is weak and warbles, worse on SLP than SP, a weak VCR power supply.

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A couple of possibilities: 1. One of the machines had a audio & tracking head alignment problem. If memory serves, tracking pulses are recorded on the bottom edge of the tape, and if one machine's head is slightly off, then these pulses aren't being picked up.

2. Do both machines have 3 play/record speeds? Many machines had SP, EP, & LP. Some didn't have EP, and if your older tapes were recorded in EP, perhaps this would cause your problem.

Both of these possibilities might be way out in left field.

Perhaps you could have a friend try your old tapes in their machine- in short, narrow down the defect. Is it the older VCR and it's recordings, or is it some goofy problem on the new one.

Lastly, you might check the audio/tracking head- see if it needs cleaning. This head is just to the right of the rotating video drum assembly.

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It sounds like the tracking information is being lost for brief periods of time. Tracking is recorded at the lower edge of the tape, and if the tape is wrinkled or otherwise damaged in this area, playback will go out to lunch. A visual check of the tape would be in order. Have the heads been cleaned in these machines? This would be another area to check.... Also, there could be small differences in the tape path alignments, perhaps the control/audio head alignment is slightly different between the 2 machines.

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