Mini-DV Question, Am I screwed??? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

The Long Black Line
Tape, tape and more tape; and decks; HDV, DV, VHS and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 24th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hamburg, NY
Posts: 16
Mini-DV Question, Am I screwed???

I shot nearly two hours of footage for an amateur movie I'm doing. I did a no no and accidentally left the two mini-DV tapes in the car overnight. Now when I try to play them (not the camera I recorded them on), they play slow and with no sound.

Could there be another (fixable) source of the problem? I popped in a mini-DV that I taped on that camcorder and it worked.

Or am I just completely screwed and need to re-shoot?
Joshua Jezioro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 424
did you try playing them right away? I'm thinking it could have been condensation on the tapes and if you let them dry out, they may work. Otherwise, sorry to say, you may be in for a reshoot.
Andrew Khalil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 565
What are you playing them on now? It could be a setting on the deck, or as said previously, it could be condensation and they need to dry out. Make sure the deck is in the right mode, ie: lp or sp mode. Switching these settings may help in your playback problem.
Mark Bournes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Enterprise, AL
Posts: 857
After you've let them "dry out" as mentioned below, I would make sure they are at room temp and repack the tapes (fast forward to the end of the tape, then rewind to the beginning), then attempt to play.
__________________
Fear No Weevil!
Patrick King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
My guess is its an LP , SP problem or an incompatible deck. Leaving in the car shouldn't be a problem unless you left the windows open and it got rained on.
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network