I have a digital Panasonic Mini DV Camcorder (Standard Definition) (NTSC). When I tried to play some of the recorded MiniDV tapes (which were recorded on the same camcorder), some of the tapes play well, but some do not play at all. I see a blank blue screen on Camcorder LCD, and I can also see it is not picking up the timecode data from the tape. The capturing program WinDV doesn't see any signal incoming. I am trying to capture the tapes using Firewire and store on HDD before the tapes deteriorate.
What could be the problem?