I have a very old CCD-V8AF-E camera and a number of tapes with family movies recorded on them.
I want to copy the movies onto a more permanent medium on my computer and to DVD's.
The camera has not been used for many years and now when I tried to do the copying, I discovered that the cassette holder will not open when the eject button is pushed. The light above the eject button comes on solid yellow in colour and after a few seconds begins blinking and the cassette holder does not open.
There is no tape currently in the camera.
I would appreciate it if there is anyone who can give me any ideas on how I can get the cassette holder open.
Thanks in advance
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Though 8mm filming was and still is the best safest way to make movies Sony have stopped producing 8mm tapes, I use the brand new Digital 8 tapes on my brand new Sony camera, would never dream of going over to Hard drive/SD card/DVD recording cameras as the image will not last as long as it will on 8mm tape. Also the 8mm cameras are much better made than anything since 2006. If you type 8mm movie tapes in your search engine you will find 100's of firms still selling your tapes, they will help you choose the right one ok?
If camcorder shows old recorded tapes picture with correct colors in LCD but does not show live view in camera mode to record new movie then its ccd imager chip failure.
And if camcoder shows live view and old recorded tapes in its eye piece view finder but does not show any thing in LCD the its problem of broekn/ cracked flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder.
Let me know your finding with bit detail to provide you solution/ helpful info.
Assume you have Sony DCR-HC20 camcorder and it does not show you live view to record, I hope camcorder is playing back old recorded tapes perfectly with good quality picture on its LCD. If it is true then your camcorder has ccd imager chip failure and ccd imager needs to be replace to get live view in LCD monitor. Qualified camera tech will replace ccd imager chip. Thanks.
If your Sony DCR-HC14E shows fine picture in playback of old tapes and does not give live view in camera mode to record then its CDD Imager problem that Sony will repair free of cost. Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.
Hi David Rae, has not been used for a while !
Did you charge the camera battery fully. ?
I used the power adaptor plugged into a power point