I am having trouble playing a Hi-8 tape in my sony camcorder DCR-trv250
Hi, I am able to playback all my 8mm tapes except for one, the tape used to play back but now it doesn't play nor do I hear sound. All that shows up is a blue screen and when I press play or rewind I can hear it running but the 00:00:00 display is showing like: --:--:-- instead of showing numbers or time elapsed. I can see the time of the tape on the left that says 89 mins or something like that. All my other 8mm tapes play back except for this one and it used to play which is why I don't understand why it won't play now. Please advise. Thank You!
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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.
The older tapes were shot on a 8mm camcorder and the camcorder you have wil not play them becasue it doesn't have backwards compatability with the older format. The tapes you recorded are on a digital 8 camcorderr and it is different encoding than the one you recorded the other 60 tapes with. You will need to find either a dcr-trv 350 trv 530 trv 730 ect as these have the ability to play all the tapes.
Or find an older 8mm camcorder to play your tapes with.
Hope this helps