Will super-8 play in hi-8 camcorder???

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    • #37431
      Anonymous
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      I’ve been asked to edit video shot on a Super-8 camcorder (haven’t gotten the tape yet) and all I have are mini-dv camcorders and a hi-8 camcorder. Will a Hi-8 camcorder play back a super-8 tape? I’ve never had any dealings with a super-8 and know nothing about the format.

    • #165917
      Coreece
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      Super 8 is Film.

      You will need to transfer itto video…either DV or HDV will probably be best for you.

      http://www.videoconversionexperts.com/super-8-film-transfer.html

    • #165918
      Anonymous
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      While Coreece is correct that Super-8 is an amateur film format, very few people mistakenly call a film camera a camcorder. While tons of people will use film terms to describe video recordings. If they described it as a tape cassette, then it is some version of video. So to answer your question, Hi8 camcorders will play back 8mm video (they just can’t record in 8mm.) Now it is very unlikely that the cassette is in the Digital8 format, but if it is you will have to have a Digital8 camcorder to get the video into your computer.

      And I assume you have the Analogue-to-Digital convertor required to capture Hi8 or 8mm video into your computer. If you don’t, that is another whole kettle of fish. So good luck with the capture and editing.

    • #165919
      Coreece
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      Here is a picture of Super 8 film….it looks somewhat like a cassette…it will not play in a Hi8 camcorder.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S8cartridg.jpg

    • #165920
      Anonymous
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      Thanks a lot Coreece and Barfoot. I’ll find out exactly what format it is and go from there.

      Thanks again

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