Crazy sound problem playing back VHS

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by hecktow, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. hecktow

    hecktow Guest

    Using a Sony trv-19 mini-dig camcorder. Edit my movies on a computer,
    send them back to the mini cam, then dub them on to a VHS tape using a
    cable that goes audio/video (one input on the camera side) to three
    input on the VCR (Video, R & L Channel audio). I record my VHS dub and
    it plays back fine on the VCR. I sent the tape to someone and they say
    they are getting NO SOUND. I record another tape on a different VCR -
    I check it on two different VCR's plugged in to the TV via normal coax
    cables..... both work fine for sound and picture. Then I try it on a
    friend VCR and guess what? No sound. Only difference is he goes
    through a reciver, but I still can't find any link there. Any ideas?
    I'm racking my brain. I have tried two different brand of tapes as
    hecktow, Jun 28, 2004
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  2. There are two completely independent ways of recording sound
    on VHS. One is on the traditional mono linear track, and the other
    is the stereo RF-subcarrier (called "Hi-Fi") It is quite possible to
    write a tape that has sound on one (or the other) and will appear
    to have no sound when someone trys to play it back from the other

    This one possible generic explanation of your situation. Without
    exact make/model/settings information, not fruitful to offer any
    more detailed advice.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 28, 2004
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  3. hecktow

    Rich Guest

    Richard crow already explained the tracks. Many VCR's have a Stereo, mono,
    both and sometimes SAP or MTS audio mode. If it's in the wrong mode may not
    hear the audio. Usually setting the VCR to "both" may be your problem.

    Rich, Jun 28, 2004
  4. hecktow

    hecktow Guest

    Thanks for all the great info. I ended up outputing the sound mono
    from the cam and that was good enough to do what I needed to do.

    Untill the next problem.... over and out.
    hecktow, Jul 3, 2004
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