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I am trying to find a product or converter of some kind to transfer my analog 8mm tapes on my camcorder to my computer so I can then burn the home movies to a dvd. Can you help? Mark

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  • jergy May 14, 2008

    When I playback my captured video it plays OK on my camcorder, but when I download it into my editing software (Arcsoft) the audio is choppy and the captured playback is breaking up badly. As, everyone always says it worked fine before, but I did start to notice this issue several years ago. I bought a new digital camera that takes video so, I put my camcorder aside, but now I want to use it for other projects. I have set the caputure setting in my Arcsoft program to different one's without success?

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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...

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