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How do I transfer my camcorders recordings from HI8 tape to a computer or DVD?

I have no idea how to transfer recordings from my HI8 tape to my computer or DVD? I do not know what software I may need nor do I know where I can Start. Surely there is something you can do to make these HI8 recordings watchable rather than on the format they are on now. Please inform what it is I need and how to do it?

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  • jofl513 Jun 18, 2008

    i need to know how to transfer my tapes from my camcorder to my dvd's!!!

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Do you have another video camera that will hook up to your computer? In the past, I've connected my old Hi-8 to my Mini DV, recorded the footage from the Hi-8 to the Mini DV and then digitized on the computer from the Mini DV. You will however need some video software like iMovie for this solution.
You can also, hook the Hi-8 camera up to a VCR or TV using the appropriate cable and view it that way.

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