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Does old Canovision E57 camcorder play regular 8mm tapes. Found one on Craigslist

This is an old camera from the 1990s. My old Sony Handycam broke many years ago and I found the old video tapes and would love to see them! I just want to make sure the Canovision E57 model will work with the 8mm tapes.

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Hi ,

sure it does play and record 8mm tapes
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Posted on Oct 25, 2014

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SOURCE: 8mm analogue camcorder tape playback at double speed

If you ran it through that many 8mm players, I'm going to say that the tape has something wrong with it.

You can see visually if there is anything wrong with the tape by releasing the cover by moving the tape and visually inspect the tape for anything that could be frayed. Usually you can see it on the bottom of the tape.

Sometimes the takeup can be messed up in the tape too. Once you release the tape cover, you can turn the white wheels to see if there is any slack in them.

Good luck on that.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital-8

Camera has dirty / clogged video head.
Use good quality video head cleaning cassette.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Mode for playback of older 8mm tapes using Sony DCR-TRV730 ?

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.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken camcorder 8mm tape

Hi There, You can fix your tape yourself. 1- wind out tape from both sides of cassette. 2- cut both sides to form straight edges. 3- cut a small thin piece of clear scotch tape. 4- from cassette tape, put both sides together with recorded side facing down-- in other words you will be putting the scotch tape on the inside of the recorded tape. 4- line up the two ends and splice them together. - cut the excess scotch tape from the edges. Make sure there is no sticky stuff left there because if there is, it could rip out your video heads. The tape should only be played once and at that time, should be rerecorded to dvd or another media.
Hope this helps, mr cicmo

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my sony handycam was stolen how do i play back my

No adaptor for 8mm tapes. You need to have Sony camcorder or video-8 player for playback these tapes.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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