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Sony DCR-HC42E - How to record from VCR onto DVtape?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by EvilLion, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. EvilLion

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    Hello, I would just like to know if anyone can help me with this problem:

    My camcorder is Sony DCR-HC42E, and I am using the A/V cable with the red, white and yellow plugs.

    Basically, I want to be able to record some of my home videos onto the miniDV tape (as a kind of backup before the tape cassette deteriorates), and I connect the cables from the VCR to the camcorder correctly. At this point, the image from the VCR tape should apparently appear on my LCD screen, but it doesn't show up - any clue on what I'm doing wrong? I have tried recording anyway, but all I get on the miniDV tape is a grey screen.

    Huge thanks to anyone who can help.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    Are you connecting the cam to VCR with a scart converter? If so and this was supplied with the cam then the chances are that the signal in the scart is going the wrong way as it was only intended to connect the cam to a TV for viewing the output from the cam. What you need to get is a scart adapter that has a switch so it will be able to pass the signal in both directions.

    Mark.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    Here you go, get yourself one of These.
    They are also availble from many HiFi/AV shops including Maplin etc.

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  4. MartinImber

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    Have you switched to AV->DV In?
     

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