You will have to verify this, as I am basing some assumptions on a Sony digital camcorder.
Use the 8mm camera to play the 8mm tape.
Feed the output into the input of the Panasonic GS35 digital camera, and use the GS35 to copy the tape.
You end up with a digital version of the 8mm tape.
Once this is done, use the firewire output from the GS35 and feed that to a firewire connector in the computer using the Pinnacle's software.
The Pinnacle software should recognize the firewire connection.
If you do not have a firewire connection in your computer, you can buy a firewire card.
I posted this in the hardware forum, but I wasn't sure if I should post it here..
I need to get a digital video converter to convert my 8mm analog tapes into digital & make home movies with our Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus Software. I have a Dell dimension 2400 computer & a Panasonic PV-GS35 digital camcorder, and A Sony analog camcorder. Will any converter work? (Plextor, Pinnacle's, etc?)
If so, should I steer clear of Pinnacle's converter? I've read bad reviews about Pinnacle's stuff, although I have had no problems with their studio 9 plus. Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking to make this purchase asap.