I am trying to get my Sony DCR TRV 530 to playback the recorded tape in the camera LCD screen. I am using TDK Hi 8 cassette and recording with the date and time set and in SP (I have made that adjustment in the menu)
But when i switch to VCR , rewind and press play none of my footage is played and the blue screen remains while the tape plays. I played it out a long time throughout the cassette and still nothing, no static or footage ( I have cleaned my head with a Sony 8mm Head cleaner prior.
I know it is being recorded because the red light is on.
Interesting to note:
1) When in VCR and playback, in the display window, it keeps switching between LP and SP e.g. a few mins LP , a few secs SP and so on...
2) When I am in camera mode and recording, when i press record the tape counter/ timecode starts counting down the time but if i stop recording, then start again the tapecounter/ timecode starts back at zero e.g. I finished a shot at 00:02:09 , when i press record for my next shot it start back at 00:00:00
I am going absolutely nuts trying to trouble shoot this problem .... any ideas will be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance