Tape of Doom at DVinfo.net
DV Info 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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 17th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 40
Tape of Doom

Hello all.

I am working on a shoot at a game reserve super fun and all but we have a problem. One of the cameras. ( sony HDR FX-7 ) is recording tapes that are only viewable in fastforward.
I have tried a tape to tape dub and cleaned the heads on the offending machine. The tape to tape dub produced nothing but blue. There are the occasional dropped frames but still no image. Any suggestions for me to get the data off the tape? right now i would be happy with anything! Is this problem genrally caused by filthy heads or is there something more wrong with the camera ? it just seems very odd that the tape works in all settings but play!

thanks for the help


Jennie Stenhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rome Italy
Posts: 28
If u take the tape and play it on a old camera(ex:pd series or pc)it could happen(happened 2 me twice).Did u use a TDK tape?I suggest to have the playback on the camera where u recorded it!
Stefano Sernagiotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,449
If the heads of the camera that recorded the tape are out of alignment, then what you describe would happen when playing the tape back on another deck. The only way to play it back would be to use the camera that recorded it as a player.
Bill Pryor is offline   Reply

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

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

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

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


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:57 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network