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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Copy VHS to Mini-DV Not Working Now


I have been copying VHS mainly amateur produced VHS footage to mini DV using a Panasonic NV-SV121EB to a Panasonic DS38. I have been using the S-Video and Audio outputs. The VCR is not connected to anything else. Its a SVHS deck and has been copying the VHS tapes until today.

I am wondering whether there is some code that disables copying in the DS38 if the camera encounters a broadcast recording? The picture goes through to the DS8 but I can longer record. There are no messages and the camera still records when its in Camera mode.

Although, VCR's and video cameras are not computers they do have micro-chips. So their operational functionality maybe changed by software.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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Is it a long play recording you are trying to copy?

Copyguard ususally shows up as an intermitiant darkening and colour abberation and maybe some vertical jitter.
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