What would cause this video colour problem?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Recently I had a video recording made of a funeral. I was given the
    VHS video tape at the end of the service. When I got home and played
    the tape I noticed that the picture kept alternating from colour to
    black and white. I tried adjusting the tracking control and I tried
    playing the tape in a different video tape recorder but with no luck
    in fixing the problem. The picture is stable and the sound is clear.

    Can someone please tell me what might have caused this problem? Is
    there some way of fixing the problem?

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Oct 22, 2007
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  2. "Brian" wrote ...
    Go back to the source (undisclosed?) and see if they can play
    it back successfully on the original recorder. If they can, then
    likely it is a significant alignment/tracking problem. Use their
    machine to make a good copy.

    If it won't play for them, either, then it is likely a more serious
    problem that may not be fesable to try to "fix". You may have
    to just turn off the color all together to salvage it.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 23, 2007
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Richard,
    I'll try and get the source to make a test recording
    and if it has the same fault when played back then I know that nothing
    can be done.

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Oct 24, 2007
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