My Mini DV tape appears blank ?????

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My Mini DV tape appears blank ?????


 I have a Canon Optura Xi Mini Dv camcorder.  A few months ago I recorded on a couple of Mini-Dv tapes and they now appear blank both on my camcorder and when I try to connect the camcorder to my computer.  I watched the tapes in playback mode after I recorded on them, and saw images just fine.  The tapes now have seem to have zero on them, no time stamps, chapters etc. - which I think I would see if I they had been recorded over.

I also have tapes shot before and after these mystery tapes that appear just fine.

Any hints / help would be greatly appreciated.

 Thanks! -JW

Shane myler
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I am having the same issue.

I am having the same issue. One mystery tape that was full of important video and now has nothing. I have had this Sony for 5 years and filled over 100 mini DVs but this has never happened before. Let me know if you figure it out. I've seen a few other similar stories online.


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