Try recording in DV instead


Have you tried recording in DV instead of HDV? Make sure the capture device, whatever you are using, is set to accept DV. 


I had a similar problem with my Canon XH-A1 tapes not able to play on a Sony GV-HD7000 until I carefully read the manual where it said the Sony can't play HDV format tapes. When I started shooting in DV, all was well.

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