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Transferring/editing from 8mm tape to CD or other medium

by tar63 / December 28, 2008 10:29 PM PST

Can anyone suggest a way to transfer 8mm taped camcorder footage to some other medium, either CD or hard drive? Is there a product or site that would be helpful?


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CD? Must this be CD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2008 11:43 PM PST

If DVD is acceptable why not a DVD RECORDER?

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by tar63 / December 28, 2008 11:51 PM PST
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Thanks for the DVD suggestion, I'll look into that.

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If you require edit.....
by Papa Echo / December 29, 2008 7:36 AM PST

....your 8mm camcorder should have Audio/Video output jacks which you can connect to a computer with video/audio capture or a TV card.....then go on from there....

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Papa echo reply
by tar63 / December 29, 2008 9:35 AM PST

Hello Papa echo,

Thanks for your post. I do indeed have the audio/visual cord but how would it connect to the there an adapter of sorts or would that adapter be part of the capture program I might have to purchase....sorry to be so apparently ignorant !

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Connecting to computer....
by Papa Echo / December 29, 2008 5:56 PM PST
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As indicated by my previous post, conection is via your computer video-audio capture card or TV capture card with analogue to digital jacks.... you probably do not have these, so you need to purchase's just one solution....otherwise, you need to find a digital8 camcorder which plays them 8mm analogue tapes which output them in digital format via Firewire to your computer. Such a model of camcorder is the out of production SONY DCR-TRV480 which may be found at, e.g. eBay .....If you need only a DVD, the easiest is a DVD recorder as suggested by Bob...

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by Papa Echo / December 29, 2008 7:45 PM PST

...the audio/video card should come with the necessary program.

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my thanks
by tar63 / December 30, 2008 1:31 AM PST
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