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  1. Hi all, new here so go easy on me!

    I'm going to be honest, I am a complete novice when it comes to this sort of thing, but generally I am quite techy. This one has completely baffled me and I am struggling for ideas, hence me being here

    I recently aquired a Sony DCR-TRV480e Camcorder off a friend of mine so I can attempt to capture old Video8 tapes on my PC. I bought a capture card ( expecting to be able to plug it in via composite and it would work. Funny enough this did not happen! I get perfect sound quality, but absolutely no video signal, which the software is telling me.

    I then plugged it into my TV, to see if it is a faulty capture card. Exactly the same thing is happening, where I have sound but no picture. I have tried numerious cables, but this did not work.

    Is there a setting on the camcorder which will make this work for me? I am starting to lose my mind over this... Any help would be greatly appreciated! (Although helping me would enable my family to watch my embarrassing baby videos!!)

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    No special setting on the camera. It's standard with many Sony models

    1. You have a faulty a/v cable (or possibly camera)


    2. You have connected the white audio cable to the yellow video input or vice-versa. It should be Yellow to Yellow. White to White and Red to Red.
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