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Hi everyone,

 

I just bought this product today and I got some problems already. For some reason It can't detect my Camcorder. I have my own "audio/video - white/yellow" cable plugged in from my camcorder > roxio hardware > usb3.0 . But the problem it says "No Video Signal" and I can't click the record button.

 

When I play it from the camcorder. I can hear the audio from the tape but it goes on and off. and I can hear this annoying static noise.

 

Can you please help me step by step how to digitize hi8 tapes?

 

Thanks

David

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Hi everyone again - *My prev question is "mark as solved" - which is not. I don't know how to delete that so I made a new one instead.

 

Anyway, I just bought this product today and I got some problems already. For some reason It can't detect my Camcorder. I have my own "audio/video - white/yellow" cable plugged in from my camcorder > roxio hardware > usb3.0 . But the problem it says "No Video Signal" and I can't click the record button.

 

When I play it from the camcorder. I can hear the audio from the tape but it goes on and off. and I can hear this annoying static noise.

 

Can you please help me step by step how to digitize hi8 tapes?

 

Thanks

David

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Hi everyone again - *My last 2 prev question is "mark as solved" - which is not. I don't know how to delete that so I made a new one instead.

 

Anyway, I just bought this product today and I got some problems already. For some reason It can't detect my Camcorder. I have my own "audio/video - white/yellow" cable plugged in from my camcorder > roxio hardware > usb3.0 . But the problem it says "No Video Signal" and I can't click the record button.

 

When I play it from the camcorder. I can hear the audio from the tape but it goes on and off. and I can hear this annoying static noise.

 

Can you please help me step by step how to digitize hi8 tapes?

 

Thanks

David

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YOU are the one who marked them Solved :huh: see the button at the lower right marked "Topic Solved"???

 

Don't click it unless you mean it ;) There is a glitch in the site that results in the post disappearing. Another oddity I just noticed is that when I combined your 3 duplicate posts, the pictures disappeared :wacko:

 

The camcorder must be turned ON and best to have it hooked up to AC power and not its' battery.

 

Check its' Manual for TV Output. There won't be any 'Signal' until you set it up to Play.

 

See what that does for you.

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Yeah, I accidentally clicked "Topic solved" twice and for some reason I can't delete my 2 previous post. So I apologize for that. :)

 

Here are the 3 photo links:

camcorder - http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2h2quzt&s=8#.UwSWMvldUfg

audio/video cable - http://tinypic.com/r/24lmmpe/8

roxio software screenshot - http://tinypic.com/r/308b709/8

 

My Camcorder is already On and its hooked up to AC power. and Again roxio doesn't detect any signal.

But again, when I play it from the camcorder. I can hear the audio from the tape but it goes on and off. and I can hear this annoying static noise.

 

I think we lost the manual for my camcorder.

 

I appreciate your quick respond.

 

David

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I'm sorry, about the "source" - i didn't quite understand.

 

You meant hi8 players? I have hi8 tapes that I need to digitize.

 

Or maybe the problem is the camera model or the a/v cable. I'll try to find out later.

 

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

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You have to prove that your Camcorder is putting out a good signal into the Roxio unBD Playerit.

 

So, as a test plug in another source like a VHS player or DVD/ BD player, another Camcorder, whatever you can get that has a Composite output (Yellow/Red/White cable).

 

I could not find a manual for your Sharp on the net,

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hey, I have one similar to that.

 

In your post above, why do you not have the yellow wire on the USB device connected? That is the video input/output?

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I thought that I might add this on. If your camcorder is like mine, it has one output port marked Audio/Video. Mine is on the side of the camcorder under a flexible plastic cover. It takes a stereo 'Y" plug with one side going to a single audio and the other to a video. You have to experiment with which side of the 'y" is audio and which is video. If you get loud static, exchange them.

 

On the USB device, the video input is always yellow, the audio is always red or white. It doesn't matter on which audio you use because it is a mono camcorder output. If you want sound out of both channels, make up a rig with the audio output from the camcorder split into another 'y"' and use both the red and white jacks on the USB device.

 

I just lent my set up out to a friend so I can't show you a picture. You should be able to set yours up from the above. ;)

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You know what... It works! I can see the video and the audio is now clear! :lol:

 

Thanks @sknis for pointing that out. I plugged in the two (a/v) in roxio's audio (left/right) - which is kinda stupid :) . I should read the label first.

 

Now all i have to do is hit play and leave my computer for the whole day.

 

Thanks! woot! :P

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Those Pictures really did help!

 

Sorry I didn't do the steps in the right order :huh:

 

At least you know where we live ~ stop in anytime ;)

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