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Copying 8mm tapes to dvd

I am needing to copy my 8mm camcorder tapes to the ilo dvd recorder so my tapes can be on DVD. I have tried to connect the cables many ways and can not get it to work.

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Re: copying 8mm tapes to dvd

Try taking your audio and video cables from the camcorder and plugging them into the line 1 inputs of the dvd recorder try playing the camcorder and if you can see the video from the camcorder on your tv when it's plugged into the line1 of your burner then hit the record and make sure teh dvd burner is set to accept a signel form the line 1 inputs then it should record. but remembermust selsct the line 1 inputs before you start to record, by defualt they are set to tv/cable.

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Dvd recorder has copy protected message


the tapes that you can,t copy are protected, manufacturers used to put a high pitched frequency on the tapes themselves, which would in theory cause a scrambled frequency. the only suggestion i have for you, is to play the tape onto a television, and use a camcorder to record the image from tv to camcorder, then camcorder to pc, and use some good editing software to create the dvd.
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The final but more expensive option, is to look for a way to input the recorder, direct to PC. which you would use picture out, to graphics card input, and the red and white ( Audio ) for the stereo Sound output. does your player or tv have An spdif connection or similar, you may be able to output to camera, rather than to dvd.
Where theres a will, theres a way, but these are a few options.

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Additional information....

Just as you can't copy commercially made video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding, the same applies to making copies to DVD. DVD recorders cannot bypass the anti-copy signal on commercial VHS tapes or DVDs. If a DVD recorder detects the anti-copy encoding on a commercial DVD it will not start the recording and display some sort of message either on screen or on its LED front panel display that it detects the anti-copy code or that it is detecting an unusable signal.
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Dvdro5 this is as close as I have found. Different brand names but basically the same. If you are copying home movies use the av outputs from the vcr to the av inputs of the vcr, then the av outputs of the ILO to the tv - while recording from your tapes. I read somewhere if it is macrovision protected you can bypass it by using the coax out from your vcr to the Antenna in on the ILO and then pick up that signal in your TUNER of the ILO. I have had good success with both, I prefer the av if I can get that to work, better picture, but sometimes it won't record that way, esp old tapes, so try the ant in (coax) if the av doesn't work. Use + R discs or +RW discs (sony brand is the best +R but it doesn't matter on the +RW's)

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the guy was baffled at first

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i will never buy another sony in my life

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