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Sony Handycam CCD-V30 Vertical Roll Problem

by ptaluc / April 10, 2007 8:05 AM PDT

This is an old unit that still works fine, with one exception. When I playback a tape the image is perfect in the LCD viewfinder but if I plug in the video out connector and connect the unit to a TV or VCR the picture begins to roll in the Handycam. Take the cable out and everything is fine again. Have tested with different cables and output devices. Always the same result. Since I want to transfer these Video 8 tapes to DVD I need to get this problem fixed but can't find a solution. I know where the vertical adjustment pots are in the Handycam and these are centered. Again, no roll if the video output is not connected.

Would greatly appreciate any advice.

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Have never heard of Vid-roll..??
by castingRod47 / April 11, 2007 8:33 PM PDT

Are you sure you DID NOT actually record what your seeing..??
If you use High Speed Recording setting/you will get what appears to be a ROLL..depending on the emitting light of the subject..
You seem to be saying that you can VIEW your Video File on the CamCorder SCREEN..
But its Analog OUT connector places this ROLL onto your TV-set..
The CAMCORDER/shows a perfect video..??
But the TV-set offers a faulty picture..??
I'm confused.

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Rolling picture
by ptaluc / April 11, 2007 11:14 PM PDT

Thanks very much for your reply and sorry for any confusion. When playing back recorded videos they play fine when the video output connector is not connected to another device. As soon as it is the picture starts to roll. I have about 20 or so tapes recorded which play back fine if the video output connector is not connected to anything. Previously there was no problem in playing back videos on a TV, so it is not the recorded tapes. I now simply want to transfer the tapes to DVD, which I can do if I can get the camera to stop rolling when the video output is connected. Hope that is clearer.

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are you trying to play back
by boya84 / April 12, 2007 2:58 AM PDT

a PAL camera on a NTSC TV?

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Sony Handycam
by ptaluc / April 12, 2007 6:50 AM PDT

Yes, it always worked fine. It works on both formats. I used it in Hong Kong for several years and also in the US, playing back on tv's in both places. The problem is only the rolling, which only occurs when the video output connector is connected to another device. Previously this did not occur. Unfortunately, I cannot find any other way to play back recorded Sony Video 8 (mini) tapes.

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The rolling you are describing seems classic
by boya84 / April 12, 2007 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony Handycam

PAL (source)-NTSC (display) incompatibility. Why this apparently worked before is unknown unless the TVs used previously were either PAL TVs or some sort of PAL-M TV attributed to Brazil or some sort of PAL-compatible set.

I can't find any documentation on the model you are using, so I can't see if there might be another way to do what you want to do...

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