Playback: blue, fastforward: image, what the *&^%? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z1 / HDR-FX1

Sony HVR-Z1 / HDR-FX1
Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CCD HDV camcorder.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 22nd, 2007, 07:46 PM   #1
Kino-Eye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 455
Playback: blue, fastforward: image, what the *&^%?

A friend shot some HDV video using the Sony HVR-FX1. After recording and rewinding, upon playback the LCD screen of camera displays a blue screen with time code rolling. When you are in play and hold down the fast forward button, the original image appears. He was shooting in HDV mode and using Sony Digital HD tape. We've tried playback on both his Sony HVR-FX1 and my Sony HVR-A1U and we've tried playback setting the camera to AUTO, HDV, and DV mode. The "blue/timecode/image only in FF" only happens in the AUTO or HDV mode. Nothing happens in DV mode. Pretty sure original was actually shot HDV.

Any insights into what is happening would be greatly appreciated.
__________________
David Tames { blog: http://Kino-Eye.com twitter: @cinemakinoeye }

Last edited by David Tamés; January 22nd, 2007 at 10:57 PM.
David Tamés is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2007, 11:34 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 393
Something went wrong. When you fast forward it only shows the I frames, and those are working. Everything else is not. Something is wrong with the camera.
Mikko Lopponen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #3
Kino-Eye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikko Lopponen
Something went wrong. When you fast forward it only shows the I frames, and those are working. Everything else is not. Something is wrong with the camera.
Very strange that only I frames are readable and only in Fast Forward. Hmmm, is there no recourse? Subsequent recordings made with the camera are fine.
__________________
David Tames { blog: http://Kino-Eye.com twitter: @cinemakinoeye }
David Tamés is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Point, MS
Posts: 313
I have had this happen several times with different HVRZ1u cameras, also have sent tapes off to restoration companies and been told,"It's gone, nothing we can do". Also no one has been able to explain what went wrong; tape problem, head problem, battery problem, CCD problem. It's a mystery. All I can say is use your head cleaner after burning 8 to 10 tapes everytime.
John M. McCloskey 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 > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z1 / HDR-FX1

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 PM.


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