I'm attempting to record some footage off some old Sony"Video8" 8mm tapes. I have approx 20 old tapes.
I no longer have the original Sony camera that these were recorded on (cant recall exact model, looks very similar to Sony CCDTRV108). I have borrowed a Sharp VL-E40X from someone.
I attempted to rewind a tape to the beginning and play, and playback was at 2x speed with horizontal lines. This happened again with another tape.
However I grabbed a third tape and played from where the tape was up to, playback is fine.
Is this indicative of the tapes being damaged from nearly 20 years in storage? Any advice? I'm hoping the two I rewound to beginning aren't now permanently damaged.
Thanks in advance.
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