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

  1. MattDJ

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    I have a Panasonic NV-GS 50 mini dv camcorder which is for playing mini dv tapes so I can copy them to dvd...

    However, when I put the tape and press play... it says

    "Unplayable Tape (Other Format)"

    and the timer in the lcd screen goes round faster.

    I was told the tapes were done in extended play (2hours) - is this something that the Panny cant handle? I thought long play was 90mins on a dv tape...

    Please help!
    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for that Klr10
     
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    It is quite possible that you have to manually set Long Play - look at your manual and also check in your menu settings whether you have an LP/SP choice.
     
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    Beejaycee - it was recorded in ELP or ESP... checkout the link I sent, it's some weird Canon format!!
     
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    Where did the Canon format come into it - MattDJ said he had a Panasonic - why jump to the conclusion that it is a Canon format. I often use 80 minute DV tapes which give 2 full hours on LP - how do we know it's not one of those. MattDJ didn't provide a great deal of information.
     
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    Sorry Bejaycee, wasn't trying to contradict you, just happen to know what Extended Play means and the tape was given to him so just assumed it must have been a Canon. Please don't be offended :blush: I apologise :smashin:
     
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    No it's me who should apologise - I should have worded my last post differently - I was really just trying to understand how you reached the conclusion that it was a Canon format from the information given so that I will know next time - Sorry.
     
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    :hiya: glad we're still friends :smashin:
     
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    And just to finish... The tape was recorded on a Canon camcorder... so had to borrow theirs to get it onto dvd...

    Apparently when recorded in these extended "plays" it cant even downloaded thru the dv port etc... had to use S-VHS...

    Thanks for the replys guys!
     

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