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Transferring from camcorder to DVD

Is there any way that i can transfer my videos from 8mm tapes straight to DVD through a DVD recorder?
My camcorder is a Sharp VL-A111

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Have the same problem.  This is what I have found in trying to solve the problem.  It appears that it is a tracking problem and it appears that either your new "used" camera has the problem or your original camera had the problem.  
A simple test would be to take another camcorder and see if the tapes play. If they do, and a recently recorded tape DOES NOT, you may just need to get another camera. Or, see if the camera can be re-tracked at a repair shop. However, be sure you have copies of your most recent tapes recorded with the bad tracking

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Transfering 8mm video tapes to dvds

Hi there. You need to transfer your videos to your computer and then burn them to DVD using a program like Record Now, or Nero. You should be able to get this from Best Buy, or you can get it online from their websites. If you have any other questions, let me know with a comment. Thanks for coming to FixYa.


Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: No audio, but great video playback (Sharp VL-N1 analog 8mm)

mic is bad,so replace mic

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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SOURCE: What type of recording tape does the Sharp

You should use 8mm casettes.
You can buy it from the below link.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I transfer the small tapes I recorded on my

You should capture the tapes. First connect the camcorder to the computer then open a video editing software like windows movie maker. Click the capture from camera button to start capturing. Once its done you can save the movie to your computer.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Transferring to DVD?

you can purchase a dvd recorder that has inputs for usb, dv in, video/audio in(yellow/white/red), and also a port for memory sticks. Sony has a unit called DVD Direct. They arent really available anymore from retailers but you can still get them on eBay. They work great and you can get them for about $120.

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