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March 22, 2006 at 7:02 PM #39109AnonymousInactive
I’m a semi-new videomaker, and recently my high school band director gave me two old Hi8 tapes with band camp from my freshman year on them. Now, I don’t have a Hi8 camera and nor does he, but I’d like to see the tapes and possibly get them over to a format I can use.
Is there any way to do this for a beginner like me? I can use any of the following formats:
Thanks in advance, I hope someone can help me!
March 23, 2006 at 6:14 AM #169581AnonymousInactive
It all comes down to a means of playing those Hi8 tapes whether its another camera or a deck. All of the formats you mentioned require the proper hardware to support them. Hi8 is no different. I would ask around and see if anyone has a Hi8 camera. Once you have that you can pretty much record those tapes to anything you want providing that you have the correct hardware that media too. All you would need to do is plug them into each other and re-record the Hi8 tapes.
March 23, 2006 at 11:30 AM #169582AnonymousInactive
A Digital 8mm Sony should be able to play the HI-8 also.
March 28, 2006 at 4:36 PM #169583
March 28, 2006 at 10:22 PM #169584AnonymousInactive
Not all D8 camcorders can transfer V8 / Hi-8, just the higher end models. I honestly don’t think it’s worth it.
March 28, 2006 at 10:38 PM #169585AnonymousInactive
I think, at this point, that it might be easier/cheaper to take it to a store that has a photo department that offers transfers.
March 29, 2006 at 3:51 AM #169586AnonymousInactive
Any idea what store would offer that? Just as long as it’s not on Hi-8 anymore I’m happy.
March 29, 2006 at 5:37 PM #169587
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