Help! Shot miniDV with HDV camera and can’t playback on miniDV camera

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    • #44021
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hello,

      Would love some pro advice. I’m shooting on a Canon XH A1 but using miniDV tapes in the camera to save budget. However, the HDV camera is borrowed and I can’t use it to screen and digitize my footage. When I try to play one of the miniDV tapes on my miniDV camera, Sony TRV900 (a prosumer camera) it does not play. The timecode doesn’t even register.

      Please help! Thanks so much!

      Regoldbe

    • #184475
      AvatarRob
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      what format did you record when you were using the Canon? If you recorded HD, then you can’t play it back in a regular DV camera.

    • #184476
      AvatarAnonymous
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      My shooter says he shot it in miniDV mode rather than HDv mode. Is there something else that could be causing the problem? Thank you so much for your help.

    • #184477
      AvatarAnonymous
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      have your shooter (or camera shop) double-check the tape’s mode

    • #184478
      AvatarXTR-91
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      It’s possible that HDV camcorders record in aseperate digital tape format, whether the HDV camera is shooting HD or Standard Definition. If possible, try to see if you can borrow the camcorder again and import the video.

    • #184479
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Yeah I agree with XTR. I know that Canon in particular are known for “not playing well with others.” I have a JVC gy-HD110u and the same thing happens regardless of whether the canon is an HV30 or an XH A1s (i think that’s what it’s called). I don’t know what advice I can give, but I have been there and I know how much it sucks, I hope you get it sorted

    • #184480
      Avatarbirdcat
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      You could always just send it out for conversion (https://thephotoarchivalco.com/video_quote.asp does this for $16) and then to edit just use the MPEG-2 files (VOB) from the disc or capture from the disc.

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