I had Dad set this blog as his Safari start-up page, so now I gotta be careful about what I write huhuhu.
update: After some googling I got my hands on the PDF version of the manual for the Sony DCR HC30E. There are a few things to try out:
- Find the "Easy" button to toggle-OFF the "easy" mode.
- Remove the tape from the camera
- "Slide the POWER switch until the CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights up, and your camcorder is set to the standby mode" (Page 26 of the manual)