I think I'm breaking my camcorder using it to supposely caliber the tension of the tape by rewinding then forwarding and rewind each time I want to transfer some tape. I also have to rewind the tape using the camcorder "to keep tensions stable I suppose"; each time I want to redo a not so good transfer.

Is it possible to use the VHS adapter to rewind it on my VCR or can I use a standard rewinder will that cause tensions again is it safe?
If I can use a rewinder what type? What usually cause timebase problems... manual rewinder?
When I played this VHS-C on my VCR using the adapter, it it causes distorted images at certain points on the DV capture.