My camcorder hadn't been used for a while, but was stored in my PC desk. When I come to use it, it recorded for a short while and then chewed up the tape. I bought a new tape and recorded a few seconds of film, but the taped got chewed again. After fixing the tape and re-inserting it, the power light continuously flashes in two's and I am unable to use the record or play functions. Any idea what's happened?
You need keep the power plugged in and allow the internal battery to recharge as it may have discharged due to lack of use. Alternativley the internal battery may need replacing by a qualified engineer. You should know if this is the problem as it usually denoted by a red flashing battery with a line striking through it.
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Place an empty disc in, format the disc, record a little scene. Turn off camcorder. Place the error disc in the camcorder, turn on the camcorder all the way to play/edit. If this doesn't work turn it to record and try to record. Worked for some of my error disc
hi,wath i think that is the tape pathern on the camera is different from one to the other, and as
to be adjust and clean the head system,because the traking pulse as to be match for both camera
you will need to see a camera tech because it as to be made with an oscilloscope.
hope that will help you, thats all i can do from here
after i got full hard desk on my sony HD (HDR-XR520) any vide i record i cant copy it and it doesn't appear on my computer and then the files on the camera when i play them they don't ply and i found a message said: No applicable files available, so please how can solve this problem? or it's an industrial bad side with this camera??
Hi, Your camcorder Sony DCR-HC20E has bad ccd imager problem and that part will be replaced to have live view to record on tape. I can provide you ccd imager part number info if you want to repair it by yourself. CCD Imager replacement in this camcorder requires expertise and fair skills of soldering parts in PCB.
In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.
Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.
If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.
Fortunately they are still making 8mm camcorders usuallyrunning less the $200 to replace. It could be more cost effective to get a new model for that price as well. I couldn't record on my Sony 8mm camcorder anymore after five years of use and over 100 tapes that I had recorded. It's plays back but that's about it.
First I must say I have different camera, but in my case I must close the disc session from camera menu, so theat after it dvd could be played in dvd players and after it you can't record on that disk anymore. If you alredy know that, then sorry. I have a problem that some non-scratched in any way disks with data just don't respond at all, but that's another story. All the best.
Break out the manual for the camera, there is probably a "finish" or finalize procedure that needs to be run before the disk can be read by anything else.
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