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Imovie imports Hi8 tape but not plain 8 tapes

I am working with imovie for the first time. I have a ten year old Sony DCR-TRV103 NTSC cam corder. I have lots of tapes to import to the imovie. My first tape imported without any problem. My next two tapes stopped importing after 2 seconds. the only difference that I can see is that the first tape say Hi8 and the next two tapes just have an 8 on them. Based upon my web searching, I would assume that both tapes should be able to import to imovie. Any thoughts out there as to what I should do?

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What it is, is the standard 8mm tapes are not digital, and therefore won't import into imovie, unless you have the 8mm to Hi8 option enabled in playback mode, by setting it in the menu, under playback settings.

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