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Old 07-01-2012, 08:10 PM
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There are four dozen tapes for this camcorder but I need to convert them and camcorder is broken. Any ideas?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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What's wrong with the camcorder?


What format, video8, hi8 or digital8? They are all the same tape but might not say so on the tape, look on the camcorder.

There is some limited options, once you determine the format look on craigslist for one, ebay but they might be expensive on ebay. Other than you'll need a professional service.

Not sure about the video 8 but some digital8 camcorders will play back hi8 so that''s an option too if you have hi8 tapes and actually the best one because you can use that type of camcorder to convert it to digital and send it to your computer over firewire.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Go to a pawn shop or Ebay and buy another camcorder. Make sure it comes with cable that can connect to RCA Yellow,Red & White connectors. Then go out and buy a DVD/VHS recorder that has inputs for those connections. Wire them together and copy to DVD. The recorder will usually have a one button quick record button. It is as easy as it sounds. I converted a stack of 8mm tapes over a weekend.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Go to a pawn shop or Ebay and buy another camcorder. Make sure it comes with cable that can connect to RCA Yellow,Red & White connectors. Then go out and buy a DVD/VHS recorder that has inputs for those connections. Wire them together and copy to DVD. The recorder will usually have a one button quick record button. It is as easy as it sounds. I converted a stack of 8mm tapes over a weekend.
I have seen 8mm players that can connect directly to your TV. These are basically VCRs that use 8mm tapes instead of VHS tapes. You might be hard-pressed to find one nowadays, though. I imagine you'll have betrer luck finding a good deal on a 8mm camcorder, as NeilVA suggested.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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I have seen 8mm players that can connect directly to your TV. These are basically VCRs that use 8mm tapes instead of VHS tapes. You might be hard-pressed to find one nowadays, though. I imagine you'll have betrer luck finding a good deal on a 8mm camcorder, as NeilVA suggested.
You proabaly won;t find something like that and if you do it's not going to be cheap. Those were usually pro decks, they have them for mini DV too but they cost more than just buying a camcorder.
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