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I have a Sony Handycam 8 (analog). I am wanting to transfer my 8mm tapes to my PC for burning and editing at a later time. I have been told so many things in the last few days. The latest is...if I buy and install a "analog capture card" that is all I would need? Can you help?

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Well, for the most part, yes. The analog capture card will allow you to connect the camera to the computer for transfer. You could use something along the line of this card, but you could also use a USB Capture device if your system is fast enough - if not, a PCI or even PCI-x card would be better. The last piece of the puzzle would be capturing software in order to make the actual video file itself - both of the links above include some basic software, but you'll need something more along the lines of Adobe Premiere Elements or iMovie (mac) if you want to do any actual editing of the movie.
Please rate this solution if you feel it has helped! Thanks, and good luck!!

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