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Video 8 to IEEE1394 Converter

by 2gal / August 1, 2005 3:52 AM PDT

I have a Panasonic Camera, which I bougth 10 years ago in EUROPE. It has video 8 and Video&Stereo Audio outputs to watch and/or record recorded movies. I bougth a new PC with Video card installed, but video card has only IEEE 1394 inputs to capture movies.

Does anyone have any Idea whether there is a method and/or adapter card etc. to convert video8 or Video&Audio outputs of Camera to IEEE 1394 ?

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Such exists, but maybe your new camcorder can do this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2005 3:56 AM PDT

Many newer camcorders have a passthrough feature that will take analog video in and pass it thru to the firewire. Not easy for some to find and tricky since all the times I've done this the TAPE must be removed from the miniDV camcorder to passthough. Then I use WinDV to do the capture.

Best of luck,


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Video 8 to DVD
by videobuff / September 3, 2005 12:15 PM PDT

Is there any video 8 equipment in the world with an S-video or compopsite video output?

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(NT) (NT) Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2005 12:20 PM PDT
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Video 8
by videobuff / September 3, 2005 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Yes.

Any specific VCR or camcorder? From Sony?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2005 10:00 PM PDT
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I didn't find any without composite or such video output. Most of what people need these older camcorders for is to playback their old tapes for the last time. Ebay has many of these for sale.


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