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Sony DSR-30 not Processing DV video from tape or DV in.

My Sony DSR-30 will not output an analog video signal from DV, either from tape or firewire input. Audio output works fine, however. Records audio/video fine from DV signal. Menus appear fine. On-screen displays and menus work fine. TC window burns appear normal but video behind appears only as irregular static blue/black bars.

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Try a different cable

Posted on Sep 06, 2012

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  • Russ Roush Sep 06, 2012

    Can't be a cable problem - DV signal records and plays back fine through firewire cable to computer. Analog S-video out monitor displays menus & timecode data perfectly. No problem with signals going in or out.

  • jeff rollins Sep 06, 2012

    re instaul program in the computer. kinda like a rebooting. if that doesn't work maybe the computer has an issue with compatibility...or maybe a virus is making it not work.

  • Harish May 31, 2013

    can you see a clean video signal on the screen, if no then may be the video head of the recorder needs to serviced or there is an color balanced on the video head needs to be reset

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