Camera control buttons do not work, stop, play etc
The volume control, effects buttons etc do not work either. I bought the camcorder in 2000 & it is in excellent condition. It was working fine while playing back a tape I had recorded then none of the camera buttons would work. The camera works with the remote control as far as play, stop etc goes.The zoom & viewfinder buttons do not work as well. I have cleaned it according to Sony's suggestions & it still has no buttons that will work. I have contacted Sony & all they could offer was how to reset it by removing the battery.
Re: Camera control buttons do not work, stop, play etc
Your flexible control panel cable may have torn
( from loading and unloading ) - if there are
leds ? in yours , the replacement part often
does not have them ( many users miss them ) ;
get an estimate , before committing to repairs
on a 7 year old camera ( starts at $ 50 plus
parts and shipping , here in puerto rico ) ;
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I really don't have much of a solution besides - try hitting the play button again. Most times camcorders have the Play/Pause button on the same button. I am not familiar with this type of camera, but you can try it and hopefully it will work for you guys.
I also have a Canon ZR-- left of the lens and the built-in microphones, there is a small panel that opens to reveal several ports. The middle yellow one is the AV In/Out. You can plug in the cable that came with your camera. One end looks like a microphone plug, the other has 3 RCA type plugs- red, white and yellow. These get plugged into your VCR's OUT plugs on the back of the VCR. Place a tape in the camcorder, open the LCD panel and push the REC PAUSE button. On the VCR, press the Play button. When the tape reaches the point you want to begin recording, press the camcorder's Play/Pause button. When you want to stop recording, press the Stop button on the camcorder. This is also detailed on page 82 of your manual, manuals are available online at Canon.com. Your specific manual is at: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=174&modelid=9739#DownloadDetailAct Hope this helps.
I use Pinnacle Studio versions 9 and 10 without any problems. The software sees the camera MV700i and controlls the playback etc.
Have also used Ulead Movie Factory without any problems, but its a little harder when it comes to editing the output.
Open iMovie and set it to capture DV. (Click the camera shaped icon opposed to the siscor scissor shape) When you see a blue screen that says (camera connected) and the image pops on screen of image from tape on camcorder set in play mode, you hit the import button and it begins to capture digital movie using DV compression of whatever you have on tape. You should be able to control your camcorder with the video controllers underneath the project window to make selections for the in and outpunts on the tape you wish to capture. Then switch to edit mode by clicking on the scissor button and import the movies you just captured or use them from the clips menu, etc. renedr movie back to tape, if you wish by clicking back and forth from edit mode (scissors) and capture mode (camera silo) and render to and from tape.
Maybe this FAQ will help ya?
Camcorder will not connect to iMovie - No camera attached
* Are you using a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable? That is the ONLY thing you can use. No USB cables or anything else
* Are you using a compatible camera? Still cameras that take movies are NOT a DV camera
* How new is the cable? If it is pretty old or you have kinked, it you may need another one
* Is the camera in DV mode? It should be. (Usually in the menu options somewhere)
* Have read ALL of Apples help topics on this
If your good with all the above:
1. Close iMovie
2. Delete all iMovie plist files for iMovie located in Home/Library/Preferences
3. Plug the camera in to the wall (electricity)
4. Make sure you have a good firewire cable and plug it in to the Mac from the camera
5. Turn off your camera
6. Reset your pram
7. When the Mac is booting, power on the camera
8. Start iMovie
Sony camcorder special fixs:
1. Turn your camcorder to Play mode.
2. Press menu button (or relevant touch-screen button)
3. Click the 'ETC' item and then to CONTROL.
4. Select i-link (and not IR).
1. Turn your camcorder to Play mode.
2. Press the Menu button (or relevant touch-screen button)
3. Scroll down the Menu to the 'ETC' option, if there is one
4. Click the 'ETC' item and choose 'VIDEO EDIT' if it's there
5. Click 'VIDEO EDIT' and 'MARK 1 IN' may appear
6. Click on 'MARK 1 IN' and then exit from the Menu options, by pressing the Menu button again
Your Sony cam should now work OK with iMovie.
Reason? The camera and Mac can't decide which device is giving the FireWire instructions, and which is supposed to be receiving and acting on them. Using this sequence (above) lets the camera receive instructions from iMovie.
Be sure you are not playing back in "camera mode". If this is the case, change the power switch to "play mode" and resume playback. This should solve the problem.
Some models have a Speaker On/Off function in the menu as well. Consult the User Manual for more information.