Hi all, new member here. Today I received a Panasonic AG-5710 for free, but unfortunately it has a video issue. I hope I use all the right terms; I've been around the block a few times with older video equipment but I am still an amateur on repairing anything other than an obvious problem.
I was testing it out and found that the tape loads, and audio sounds great, but the video is very dark. I am using the S-Video output. I did not test the BNC output as I don't have a cable to do so.
There are coloured "blobs" moving around the screen, which I quickly realized are people. I'm assuming that what's happening here is that the Luma signal is either not being generated properly, or there is a break in the signal somewhere before the output jack.
Doing some reading, it looks like the capacitors are the cause of most problems with these machines. I have recapped older machines before, but wanted to check in and see if there is anything obvious I'm missing before I commit the time to such a project.
I will obviously inspect while disassembling to try and see if there are any other issues, but one peek inside the machine has me a little bit intimidated