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You have stated the problem yourself - 'I rarely use it'. The electronic and mechanical components within need regular use to stop them failing.
7/15/2017 9:20:00 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 15, 2017

Video transfer from sony handycam ccd-trv 308 hi8 to a computer

I have a sony handycam ccd-trv 308 hi8 analog camcorder and I was trying to transfer videos from it to my computer. However, when I plug the S-video cable to the handycam and my computer, nothing happens. Does my computer require a driver to recognize the handycam because I cannot find any in the sites of sony for my handycam's model. Or am I using the wrong wire?
8/15/2014 8:21:52 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 15, 2014

Disc is stuck

I have a Lenova computer andIhave a disc jammed in it how to correct
5/27/2014 12:20:51 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 27, 2014

I charged battery while in camera and left

Will your camera power on with a spare battery or through the electrical adapter ? If so then your camera is fine and the problem is your battery!

This is why manufacturers always recommend to use the supplied batteries and recommended chargers only and not some third party junk. This is why you have batteries exploding on people they don't read the warnings.

Yes it is possible to damage your battery - perhaps your battery cannot take a charge - it is NOT normal to charge a battery for a week !

your battery needs a nominal voltage to remain healthy if you allow it to drain below that voltage you have reverse polarity and your battery is good for the garbage bin.

use the recommended charger from now on and get new batteries.

11/26/2012 11:37:58 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 26, 2012

I can't figure out how

You require a cable with RCA ends to go to the TV and whatever output is on the Sony, there are several types.
I'd suggest taking the camera to a store that sells cables to get the correct one. Very easy to do with the correct cable.
3/26/2011 4:18:25 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 26, 2011


CCD-TRV308 is analog camcorder that can not be hooked directly with computer because computer needs digital format signal to save it on hard disk that will be used to burn dvd disc.
Easiest way is to connect this camcorder with stand alone dvd recorder, it will convert analog video-audio signal into digital format then record/ burn it on dvd disc at same time, once dvd disc is ready then you can copy it in computer for further editing as per requirement to make another dvd disc.
Next option is to install mpeg card in computer that will get analog signal from camcorder to convert it into digital format then it will be saved on computer hard disk for further editing etc to make dvd disc.
Hope these info will help you, I would recommend to have dvd recorder to record your Video-8 tapes on dvd disc quickly without too much trouble.
12/4/2010 5:10:28 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 04, 2010

I have an older analog

I don't know what country you are in, so it is hard to advise you. In the UK, I would ask if your TV has a SCART (also known as Peritel) connector on the back. You can get adapters to fit this socket that have RCA sockets on them to allow connection with the leads you have. Analog camcorders used to come with a little modulator box that could turn the video signal into a TV frequency signal that you could tune the TV to. You plugged your RCA connectors into the modulator and the modulator into the TV antenna socket.

If none of those options is available to you, I would suggest that you either pick up a second-hand VCR (they are really cheap now, free even) or get a new TV, with "component inputs" that will accept your RCA plugs.
11/21/2010 3:16:42 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 21, 2010

How do i transfer video on to a dvd?

You will have to use a computer that has windows XP, vista won't support these, I have one like it.
You can either use the cables and plug them into your computer and create a file, which is very large then burn it to disc. Or you can plug it into your DVD recorder directly and put it directly on the disc in record mode. Use your manual for directions.
8/25/2010 7:37:19 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 25, 2010

How do i get footage

Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer video from your camcorder to your computer directly, The camcorder id an Analog device and the computer is digital. You would need some sort of analog to digital converter to accomplish this. There are several devices on the market that will suite your needs, however they can be expensive. The easiest way to achieve this would be to have a " Video Transfer" service put the videos on DVD's and then transfer them to the computer for editing.

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8/6/2010 4:35:44 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 06, 2010

I have an error saying C:31:20 and beeping when i

Your camera is telling you it needs heads cleaning, just pop into a good camera shop and get a Camera head cleaner tape.
Run it for about 40 sec now and again to keep it in good shape.
6/22/2010 5:14:08 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 22, 2010

Error 32:30

This could be a Capstan problem, it is common on lots of cameras like yours, have you run a cleaning cas tape through the camera of late? if not get one from your local shop and put it in and leave it on record button for 30 sec then run it on play 30 sec.

6/7/2010 10:38:53 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 07, 2010

When turned on the camera beeps and flashes C:31:22 ?

i had a the same error mesage, resolved it aftr some research, just remove the battery & smack it down harder, on a soft surface though,keep samcking, try ejecting u mite have to repeat it a few time, it will resolved it, i resolved mine just today
6/4/2010 8:10:44 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 04, 2010
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