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Old Sony Hi8 Camera Records Bright White Outside?

by Mr. Howell / February 10, 2008 12:44 AM PST

I'm clinging on to a Sony Handycam TRV815 Hi8. The camera records fine inside, but when I take it outdoors the picture becomes primarily bright white. Is this a fixable problem? I am assuming if this were a problem with the recording heads it would also prevail during inside recording as well as during outside recording. I'm sure it is time to move on to a new camera, even without this problem, but the complexity of all the various formats has me wanting to hang on to the old camera until I figure out which direction I want to go. If nothing else, I'd just like to know what is going on.... recording pure white outside????

Thanks!

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I don't own that model but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 1:07 AM PST

In many models we have controls to lock the exposure settings. I'll find the page in the manual if you find a link to it.

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Here is the link
by Mr. Howell / February 10, 2008 4:39 AM PST
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I see....
by Mr. Howell / February 10, 2008 4:43 AM PST
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page 45........ I'll try adjusting the exposure manually. Thank you.

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Thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: Here is the link

On page 36. Be sure Nightshot is off.

On Page 45. Try the exposure at different settings and back to auto.

On Page 45. Try the various PROGRAM AE modes.

Page 60. How long since you put in a fresh battery?

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