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converting hi8 videos to iMac?

by lhcsassy1 / February 14, 2013 11:05 AM PST

what is the easiest and best software to transfer Hi8 tapes to my computer

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To transfer those tapes to your computer
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 14, 2013 9:01 PM PST

you will need 3 things.
1. A camera that will play the tapes
2. A Digital Bridge to convert the Analog tapes to Digital
3. An iMac with iMovie.

Given that you have #1 and #3, you are left with trying to find #2.

Dazzle made one but no longer produce for the Mac but, they are still available:
See this link:

However, if your camera has a Firewire connection, also known as iLink, you will not need the convertor. Just plug the camera into the iMac, launch iMovie and suck that video in.

Once done, edit in iMovie and Share with iDVD to make a DVD.


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transfer hi8 tapes
by lhcsassy1 / February 14, 2013 10:29 PM PST

hi, I am not able to connect my Sony video am into the iMac as the cord just has the 3 colored ends for video audio,etc. I bought a magnavox VCR.dvd recorder. and that doesn't even record! very frustrating.

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So how are you getting along with the suggestion
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 7:02 AM PST
In reply to: transfer hi8 tapes

I made regarding the Digital Convertor.


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