cause the viewfinder is 1" diag while im guessing ur watching it on a big screen. plus the camcorder is very old
Am trying to record my old video 8 tapes to dvd and as first step have tried to view tapes on PLASMA TV. Quality is really poor on TV....picture split in two with thick black line in middle, color terrible, picture jumps. When viewed through viewfinder on camera the picture is FINE. Have tried plugging in camera direct to TV, to TV via SD/DVD recorder, to TV via old VCR video and in each case picture is poor. Tape is definitely ok as I have had it professionally copied from tape to DVD and quality is good. Have tied different RCA cables just in case cables are the issue.Have tried cleaning heads with alcohol and picture has not improved. If the picture looks fine in the viewfinder why does it look so bad on TV? Any help appreciated.