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Hi8 camera from 2002 can't record in hi8 mode only 8mm

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by CCEncoder, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. CCEncoder

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    I recently bought a used Hi8 Camera with paranormal nightvision mode and everything seem to be fine except when I tried it... the salesman sent me 3 8mm tapes which recorded fairly poor due to dirty heads so I cleaned the video heads first blowing air to it then I use alcohol and chamois pads and a bit of cotton swaps for the rest... but then I decided I should use try a hi8 tape and tried it... the quality was horrible with distorted lines all over... I tried the other 8mm tape I just removed and it played better and record just fine... so I thought may it needed to dry. Once again I tried the hi8 tape and nothing, tried a new hi8 tape and nothing... tried the 8mm and it works... so my question is.... why my camera doesn't like the preferred hi8 mode?
     
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    Is it a Digital8 camera? They will record on 8mm and Hi8 tapes. They won't play back old Hi8 recordings. What model is it?

     
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    well if it can record hi8 why not being able to play it? anyway is not d8 camera is a hi8 camera.
     
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    I'll ask again. What is the make and model?
     
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    is a paranormal CCD-TRV108 NTSC video Hi8 Camara.
     
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