is analog. The camcorder came with an AV cable that let you connect to a TV for viewing. Instead of connecting to a TV, connect the cable to an analog/digital converter. The A/D converter connects to the computer.
The low-end external USB connecting units include those from Roxio, Hauppauge and many others. Elgato is another worth looking at.
If your eMachines T5226 has a working firewire port, a better option are either the ADVC55 or ADVC110 from Grass Valley - Canopus.
There are several makers of PCI "TV tuner cards" that can be installed - assuming your computer has available expansion slots.
All this stuff comes with some sort of (useless) software - even MovieMaker can capture, edit and render video imported this way...
I have an old Handycam Video8 CCD-TR82 (1994). I want to transfer the video shot on the 8mm tape to my PC (eMachines T5226, Vista Home Premium).
Can I do that? If I can, what do I need to make that happen (cables?,
Any help appreciated!