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Camcorder audio problem - 8mm in hi8 camcorder

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    I bought a hi8 recorder to replace my regular 8mm. When replaying the
    regular 8mm on the hi8, the sound cuts in and out, and there is a
    slight horizontal distortion line on the bottom of the screen. Is this
    normal for playing regualar 8 tapes on a hi8 camcorder?
  2. eddumweer

    eddumweer Guest

    Some 8 mm recorders have a problem that a guidingarm on the chassis will
    misadjust during use. This is caused by a lockingscrew which is not good

    So your old one could have that problem and the new one displays it.

    If playing the old tape in your old recorder it will be all right, but if
    you play a tape which you have made in the beginning you bought your old
    recorder could have the same problem.

    Greetings Peter
  3. Guest

    Thanks for replying. If I'm understanding you ok, would it make sense
    to find a used (doubt if I can find a new one) regular 8 camcorder for
    viewing the older tapes? In other words, because I'm using a high 8,
    that's why I'm having this problem, or do you think I'll have this
    problem on any 8 mm because the tracking arm may have been loose on
    the original camera?
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