Not sure if I'm in the right category, but here goes.
I was supplied with some mini dv tapes from an event a few months ago - they've been sitting safely on a shelf since, waiting for the time when they're needed.
I've just tried to capture the tapes using a Canon XM2 but all I'm seeing is a blue screen and timecode (no picture or sound).
I've tested other tapes on the camera and they work fine, but I don't have anything else to capture these tapes with at the moment.
I'm obviously quite worried about were the footage has gone.
Is this something that can happen? That footage can vanish entirely from a tape leaving just the timecode, or could it be that there's a compatability issue between the camera used to record the tapes and the XM2?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated while I wait to hear back from the guy who shot the footage to see if he has any thoughts.