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  1. I have not opened the door to check and see if there is physical damage to the film. I will find a video on that and do it tonight. All but one of the tapes have the issue in part. The video I posted is the only tape that has the issue throughout the whole tape. The ones where the issue is only in part have segments of a recording (for instance one entire sequence or scene) that is fine and then the entire sequence of another scene is messed up throughout the whole scene but still on the same tape.
  2. Thank you for the reply. I have the original camera (Sony NTSC) still which was used to record the tapes and is also what I am using to play them back. I was told that the tapes did not have this issue when they were watched many years ago.
  3. I got a 4th camera to try and the same problem exists. In addition, my family found 4 more Hi8 Tapes (TDK MP 120s) that have the same issue so it is now up to 6 tapes and two different brands in total that have this same problem. I haven't found an Evo 9500 yet that I can afford, but I wanted to post a clip of the problem I am describing so that maybe that will help you all diagnose what the actual problem is and any potential solutions. This clip that I have linked is one of the worst as it cuts off and on to the blue screen, but it is representative of the other clips that play without an
  4. Thank you all for all of the information. The camcorder that was originally used to record the tapes was a Sony Video Hi8 CCD-TRV68. The second Hi8 Camera that I tried with the same effect was the Sony Video Hi8 CCD-TRV65. The Hi8 tapes are Panasonic SP120s. I am not sure if this helps determine whether it is the long play/single play issue or not. So essentially I need to buy a device that will eventually (hopefully) play the tapes properly? I will start with the EVO-9500 or something similar and if that doesn't work, keep getting something until I either run out of funds or find a
  5. Thank you much for the information. I will seek a 3rd and 4th camcorder to try, but the 1st and 2nd one played the tapes exactly the same with the same segments exhibiting the errors. They are definitely Hi8 tapes as the VHS-C tapes were ones I had to put into an adapter and then put those into a VCR whereas the Hi8s I digitized straight from the camcorder to the digitizer. I used the ClearClick to digitize both the Hi8 and VHS-Cs. I am going to have my family member also tell me what brand the tapes are in case that would shed some light on the tape formulation you mentioned. These Hi8 t
  6. I am awaiting the make/model of the camcorder from my family member (I gave it back to them once I had digitized all of their tapes). I do not know whether it was recorded on LP, SLP, or SP and I am not sure which modes the camcorder supports. I know for sure though that the camcorder I had was the one that was used to record the video in the first palce and that some of the clips on the same tape work fine and other clips exhibit the problem. I sadly do not have a digital still camera aside from my Pixel 3 phone which was creating images that were well over 1mb when I took pictures of the
  7. Apologies if this is not the appropriate sub-category. The others did not seem to fit exactly what I am seeking help with other than maybe "editing." I have taken on the task of archiving (digitizing) a significant amount of family video from 8mm stemming from the 50s to VHS-Cs filmed in the 80s and 90s. Everything has gone smooth for the most part after about a year of doing this, however, I came across some Hi8 camcorder tapes that have a weird effect. I apologize for any lack of technical terms as I have no background in any of this stuff. The problem that has appeared regard
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