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What causes colour to "bleed" when recording?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by Duster, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. Duster

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    Hi,
    Can you tell me what causes the colour to "bleed" from one object to another when playing back a recorded tape.
    I have noticed this with both my Hi8 & mini dv camcorders.
    Is it down to the tape, or something else?

    Thanks......
     
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    Colour bleeding is normally caused by poor quality components somewhere in the chain.
    This can be reused tape, cheep cables, dirt on tape heads etc.
    If you reuse your tapes then I recommend that you magnetically wipe the old recordings before they are used for a new recording.
    This problem will also occur if useing composite connections as this is the lowest quality connection. If recording from cam to VCR then this is the only option :mad: :rolleyes: unless you have a SVHS VCR.

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    Hi MarkE19,
    Thanks for your reply,

    I do have a S-VHS Video recorder, and I use a gold plated S-video connection cable to connect the camcorder to the video recorder.
    Is there a better way of connecting camcorders & S-VHS together?

    The problem may be re-using old tapes, as I tend to record the camcorder footage on to s-vhs tape, then reuse the camcorder tape. I'll try to erase the tape before it's reused, and see if that helps.

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Try connecting the cam direct to your TV or via the VCR and play your recordings direct from the cam.
    If you still get bleeding then you know the problem lies within the cam and not your VCR. Try a new tape and even clean the heads.
    Try a different S-Video lead - see if that is the cause (bent/damaged pins etc.).

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    hi markE 19

    Thanks for your reply

    I'll give it a go and see how it works out.

    Thanks again
     

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