I have an old (30 years) Sony Handycam that I am transferring videos from.
It's my mom's camera.
There is a video out (yellow) and an audio out.
When I record the output to a DVD, the audio, is barely there, scratchy and very weak if audible at all.
I'm trying to figure out if this was because:
a) the built-in mic sucks
b) the tape has faded all these years
c) the audio out needs a different cord
Is the audio out mono or stereo?
I am using stereo RCA cables and plug just one of the stereo cables into the audio out.
Is that the problem or a) or b) ?
This is happening with all the cassettes.
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Seek out a user manual for the camcorder or tell us the model no.
On my Sony camcorder there is only one A/V output and the cable sends both video and stereo audio.
Also when you say "Output to a dvd" do you mean via a dvd-recorder or by some other means. And are there any audio recording options ?
Yeah, without knowing the model number there is no way to know if it's a mono or a stereo model, But most parents back in the day were cheap skates and buy cheap camcorders on sale so I bet it's a mono model, in that case you would need a mono cable to stereo red and white or a RCA splitter that takes mono and output to two mono channels red and white.
Originally Posted by Dellsam
Last edited by dellsam34; 8th Aug 2022 at 20:46. Reason: typo