Damaged mini-DV tape? or camcorder error?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by xtinexoop, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. xtinexoop

    xtinexoop Guest


    I have just returned from our hols with a mini-DV tape that played OK
    on holiday when we reviewed it but is now showing signs of
    interference (little squares/big pixels in a strip on the right-hand
    side) sometimes no sound.

    Before we went on holiday I tried replaying an older tape and it
    showed the same problem but I assumed that tape had been damaged as
    the newer one looked ok.

    We were recording over the newer tape for the 2nd time having copied
    off the original recording onto DVD.

    I am concerned that either the camcorder is bust (not the end of the
    world as they are replacable) or more worrying that I have somehow
    damaged ALL my mini-DV tapes. Apart from the latest one the mini-DV
    tapes have only been recorded on once, but unfortunately I have not
    copied them so they are my only source and irreplaceable memory wise.
    I don't want to try any more in the camcorder in case it is broken
    and is damaging them?

    Any suggestions as to what I can do? If the tapes are damaged are
    there any companies that can 'recover' as best as possible the
    information on them?

    xtinexoop, Jul 28, 2004
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  2. xtinexoop

    Per Guest

    "> Any suggestions as to what I can do? If the tapes are damaged are
    How about just taking a tape to a dealer and maybe try and watch it on a
    brand new camera?
    Per, Jul 28, 2004
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