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

Discussion in 'Photography Chat' started by ElPeruanoLoco, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. ElPeruanoLoco


    Jan 18, 2007
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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?
    ElPeruanoLoco, Mar 28, 2007
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