CAN I RECORD FROM SONY 8MM CAMCORDER(ANALOG) TO DVD ?
I HAVE A SONY 8MM CAMCORDER AND WANT TO BURN TAPES TO A DVD. CAN I DO THIS DIRECT WITHOUT A CONVERTER OF SOME TYPE? I HAVE RCA JACKS FOR VIDEO OUT/AUDIO OUT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I HAVE BEEN TOLD I DO NOT NEED A CONVERTER AND VICE VERSA.
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You can connect the Camcorder to the Computer using A/V interface to transfer the recordings to Computer.
Once you transfer the recordings from tape to computer, you can use any burning software to burn the recordings to DVDs.
In order to capture the analog videos, you can use the Windows Movie Maker available in the Computer.
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I have the exact same camera and same exact same problem. Any analog Video8 or Hi-8 camcorder or VCR will play these tapes.
By using the same cassettes as Hi8, many (NOT ALL) Digital8 (produced by Sony exclusively) camcorders are able
to play analog Video8/Hi8 recordings, preserving compatibility with
already recorded analog tapes.
you can connect Digital8 camcorders to your computer to download your movies for editing or Internet use.
As of 2008, Digital8 camcorders have been
removed from the equipment offered by Sony.
you can do that with EASYCAP usb2, a camcorder video capture card card "
USB Convert VHS Tapes CAMCORDER to DVD Capture 0"
, on ebay from wanghaostore. 10$. works perfectly, useful to digitalize VHS tapes too.
If you have DVD Recorder then hook your Video-8 camera in analog AV input and burn a DVD, this will convert analog video/ audio signal of camcorder in digital format and transfer the data on DVD as well. Put that dvd in computer and save it in computer.
In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.
Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.
If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.
The older tapes were shot on a 8mm camcorder and the camcorder you have wil not play them becasue it doesn't have backwards compatability with the older format. The tapes you recorded are on a digital 8 camcorderr and it is different encoding than the one you recorded the other 60 tapes with. You will need to find either a dcr-trv 350 trv 530 trv 730 ect as these have the ability to play all the tapes.
Or find an older 8mm camcorder to play your tapes with.
Hope this helps
If your computer has a TV Card you can connect your Camcorder directly to the TV Card and use Windows Moviemaker to record you movies digitally.
If not then concider buying one. I use a
WinTV - HVR BDA and have no problems.
Let me know..how you get on...