How to get rid of the "no tape" indicator on Sony TRV-85

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Blackie Lawless, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Here is what I want to do. I have an old TRV85 that I want to use as
    a camera in my home studio. I have run an Svideo cable from the
    camera to my vid capture card. What I want to do is to record video
    directly to the PC along with the audio. (I will be getting the audio
    feed via my soundboard). I have the camera aimed at my desk area and
    am going to use it for narration and commentary in my video projects.

    Here is the problem. When I am using the camera this way, the stupid
    "no tape" indicator flashes in the middle of my video. I haven't
    found a way to get rid of it. I never had this problem with an even
    older Sony that died on me. I was able to use it in the fashion that
    I desribed. Along with the "no tape" indicator flashing constantly,
    the camera shuts off after a few minutes.

    So what I am wondering, is there a work around for this so I can use
    the camera for this purpose. The video via the Svideo cable is superb
    and I hope that I can get rid of that annoying icon flashing in the
    middle of my screen.
    Blackie Lawless, Jan 1, 2004
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