I am doing a reel for someone who had a beta tape that I needed to transfer to MinidDV to use. Since I don't have a beta deck at home I had to use the one at work. So I recorded the clip to MiniDV using a Sony DSR-40 deck. The tape plays fine on that deck, but when I try to capture it from my JVC GR-DX77 Camcorder there are video artifacts and no audio. My camcorder plays other minidv tapes fine. What gives?
When you made the recording on the Sony deck I bet you recorded as DVCAM, which consumer camcorders won't play back. You can go back and set the DSR-40 to record as regular DV if you go through the menus.
Did you use a DVCAM mini DV or just a regular one. If you used a regular one then I'm stumped becuase I thought the DSR-40 would know whether or not it had a DVCAM tape in it. Maybe it still can record DVCAM on a regular mini DV- I haven't tried this.