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8mm to DVD question from a novice

by carl2171 / August 21, 2007 12:38 PM PDT

I have many 8mm video tapes and my camcorder is shot. Rather than invest in a new one, I thought I might get a used one that has an output for connecting to my computer to transfer the tapes to DVD. Can anyone recommend a unit that will do that? I have looked at a SONY HANDYCAM CCD-TR65 8mm on eBay. Are there others out there that would suit my purpose? Thanks!

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I don't see a firewire connection on that model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 12:48 PM PDT

It may be better to hunt down a TRV480 instead. Otherwise you'll have to digitize the video.


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Thanks! Any others you can recommend?
by carl2171 / August 21, 2007 10:42 PM PDT

I'm pretty new at video, but with some computer experience. If there are other 8mm's with firewire connection, I'd love to hear about them.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2007 3:02 AM PDT

But I'm getting on a plane in a few so use and ask it...

8mm camcorder with firewire.

Cnet's Camcorder reviews may have a product selector but you may be looking at the used market which is why I noted the trv480.


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