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    Default Problem with MiniDV camcorder

    So a few months back I recorded some pretty important footage on my JVC miniDV camcorder. The footage was located in the middle of the miniDV tape. Yesterday I was playing back some of the footage on the tape and decided to rewind the tape to see if I had recorded anything at that point.

    Now my problem is, I am unable to locate my initial footage!! I have tried "guessing" where the footage was..fast forwarding/rewinding, etc. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? The camera is a JVC GR-D250.

    Thanks guys!

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    No experience of JVC but my Sony would help as follows...

    If you've recorded on a section of tape then it will have a timecode on it. When I fast forward, even though I'm not seeing the image I can see the timecode if one exists.

    Hmm, thinking about it, this may only be when searching. Anyway, when you reach the bit recorded on then the timecode appears.

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    Thanks Alan, ill try the timecode thing. I am thinking that maybe when I did the rewind that it erased the video? Is this normal operation for a camcorder? I really need this video!

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    A simpoel rewind should not have changed anything on the tape at all.

    You haven't left the tape sitting on a biug pile of magnets have you? Or a speaker?

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    No..no magnets or anything like that. I was charging the camcorder and was playing it back and everything was fine. I then unplugged it from the charger and hooked it up to the TV and played it back that way for a little bit. This is when I figured I would rewind the entire tape. Then, I was unable to find the recorded footage. I called tech support and the guy said that there was "no way whatsoever" I could have erased the tape. I set the camcorder on play last night when it was charging and watched it all the way through but no movie..what the heck happened to it!!

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    The magnets thing s was meant as a joke really. I just forgot the smiley making it obvious. Sorry.

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