I've moved your images to the forum, I can't stand imageshack -- all those pop-ups, they delete images after a while, etc ... yuck. Refer to this if you ever need help attaching images: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/show...ages-1529.html
The problem you're having is related to anti-copy (Macrovision is the most common one discussed online) ..... or rather the FALSE DETECTION thereof. Anti-copy is an artificial error that corrupts the signal. In your case, this is do to manipulation of the signal where it trips up the AGC (automatic gain control). Changing wires won't help.
You'll need one of several options to defeat this problem:
- A timebase corrector (TBC), such as the AVT-8710, which runs about $220 shipped from B&H (best price). Get that at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...3167/KBID/4166
- A "copy protection remove" -- which may or MAY NOT reliably work all the time. The Grex is a popular model. However, it failed some of my recent tests, as it concerned AGC errors, between a DVD recorder and a pro JVC SR-V10U deck. Buyer beware. Half the price ($90 and shipping), but it's a gamble how often it will work for you. Get those at http://www.xdimax.com/grex/grex.html
- A recorder device that can "ignore" or better corrects for incoming signals with this specific problem. I can't really think of any off the top of my head. Most of the ones that can be "hacked" to ignore/"remove" protection will still seize up on this specific error.
- Pay a service to transfer this one problem tape for you. We deal with a LOT of tapes like this. Tapes with actual errors that prevent transfers are something we deal with a lot, and it's often a sign of other errors on the tape.
You can blame the over-zealous "copy protection mob" of Hollywood and corporate America (corporate worldwide?) for this BS. They're so afraid that we'll steal all their awful crap movies that they've caused problems when we try to transfer our FAR MORE VALUABLE family home movies to DVD or other formats. The devices that capture/convert have all kinds of added electronics anti-copy crap inside them that I'm often surprised they can record anything at all.
It's ridiculous that you have to buy expensive devices to simply convert tapes in good quality, but that's the situation we're in.
I can't imagine that error being anything else.