The camera first wouldn't 'playback' photos in the play mode. It was in RECORD mode in both playback and record modes. Now, it sometimes starts to turn on, LED comes on, lens adjusts, then it shuts down. It's getting full power, just won't function properly.
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Re: After 2 years, erratic behavior.
Lens unit problem. Either imact or sand etc in the lens zooming gearbox area. Maybe uneconomical to repair on this model if new lens unit has to be installed. ( it is shutting off because the lens does not come on line properly and so the shutter and CCD do not come on line... when this happens camera switches off. )
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The controls for playback are on the touch screen once the camera is switched from record mode to playback mode, if the camcorder isnt playing back then you might ned to have the unit serviced, could be a bad video head assy. I hope this helps.
Press RECORD/PLAY Button to switch from Record Mode to Playback Mode.
The Playback Mode is for viewing and managing movies and pictures as well as listening to voice and
music on the built-in memory or on an optional memory card.
Operation Display Screen
Press RECORD/PLAY Button ( ) to switch
from Record Mode to Playback Mode Main Menu.
• There are 4 options in the Playback Mode, movie,
picture, music and voice.
• Direction Buttons can be used to select the
• Press OK Button to view movies/pictures, listen to
voice or music.
That's because this is a quad. It compresses all 4 video feeds into 1 file. When you play it back, it decompresses the video and shows you each camera. Playback through this unit is the only way to see 1 camera at a time.
To be able to copy 1 camera shot to a DVD, this is what you need to do:
You need to have a TV with Video in and Video out jacks.
Connect the Quad to the TV Video in jack and connect the TV Video out jack to your DVD Video in jack. Playback a single camera shot on the quad to the TV and hit record on your DVD. - The DVD will record whatever is shown on the TV.
mechanical alignment! try to record for a minute and playback the result on another player/recorder, not on your camera, if the playback is not okay then your camera needs alignment, you need pro fix. You said that you've done manual cleaning already, maybe you dis aligned the mechanical parts accidentally, applying too much force on the mechanical parts of your small unit tends to bend, dislocate or move these parts out of alignment. defective videohead will never playback good video, and you said that it seems to correct only a few minutes of playback.
Videos with sound is possible or you can record sound memos as well
Recording and Playing Sound Memos You can record and play back sound memos for your photos while you view them on the LCD screen. 1. Turn the Mode dial to playback mode. 2. Press the MENU button. Playback Menu 1 is displayed. 3. Select Sound Memo by using the u d buttons, then press the r button. 4. Press the OK button and then start recording. 5. When you are finished recording, press the OK button. You can play or delete the sound memo or record a new memo. 6. Press the MENU button twice to exit the menu. When you play back a photo that includes a sound memo, the icon appears on the screen. Press the OK button to play the sound. Note: You must have at least one photo saved to record a sound memo.
Recording Still images To The Memory Stick
M.REC mode (Memory RECORD mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD.
2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.
3. Press the PHOTO button.
The still image is recorded to the Memory Card.
To View photos on the Memory Card
M.PLAY mode (Memory PLAYBACK mode)
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER.
The last recorded image appears. If there are no recorded images on the Memory Card, NO STORED PHOTO! or NO STORED MPEG4! will display on the screen.
3. Using the (FWD) and (REV) buttons, search for the desired still image.
* To view the next image : press the (FWD) button.
* To view the previous image : press the (REV) button.
* Pressing (FWD) when you are on the last image will take you to the first image and pressing (REV) when you are on the first image will take you to the last image.
* Keep pressing (FWD) or (REV) to search for an image quickly.
Since the C-5500 has audio recording capability it is possible to record brief audio notes, which become an embedded part of the image file. Open the MODE MENU and select the CAMERA tab. Toggle right to enter the CAMERA sub-menu and toggle down until you have selected the microphone icon, using the OK/MENU button. Then toggle right, select ON and press the OK/MENU button twice. The sound recording function is now enabled. About .5 seconds after the shutter is released the 4 second recording period will begin recording. You will need to point the microphone on the front of the camera toward the sound source.
You can also record and record over audio notes on photos already taken. In the PLAYBACK Mode open the MODE MENU, select the PLAY tab and then select START. Pressing the OK/MENU button will start the 4 second recording period.