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SYNCANISATION OUT WHEN VIDEO 8MM TAPE IS COPIED FROM MY CAMCORDER TO DVD THROUGH DAZZLE SYSTEM WATCHING ON SCREEN AS IT IS PLAYED THE PICTURE RUNS A BIT JERKY THEN WHEN FINISHED AND REPLAYED SYNCRONISATION IS OUT WITH MUSIC AND PICTURE.

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It sounds as if the software is 'dropping frames'

Video consists of 25 frames per second. When capturing video, the computer has to read and compress each frame in real time. If your processor is not fast enough, it cannot keep up and will drop frames.

The problem is it only drops the video frames, not the audio frames, so over time the picture and sound go out of sync.

Make sure your computer meets the minimum specs. for the software. Also close any other programs that are running as this will lighten the load on your processor. If you've got loads of icons in the lower right-hand corner of your screen (these are all progrmas running in the background) close as many of these as possible as well.

Hope this helps,

Matt

Posted on May 01, 2010

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I have a working TRV81 Hi8 HandyCam and 15 Hi8 tapes I'd like to convert to digital and make ready for edit on IMovie (Mac). Would appreciate any advice....


The only way to do that is to play it in a device that plays Hi8 tapes and somehow converts it to a digital signal (likely through firewire as DV), then capture it to your computer just like a digital camcorder.

There are several ways:
1. Buy a device (like a camera) that plays it, output through RCA cables to your other camera or tape deck that is digital through the line in, and then just record that. (Alternatively, you could put that signal into a DVD-R machine and record onto a DVD, then just copy the files off the DVD, if you don't have a way to capture DV through firewire.)
2. Buy a device that plays Digital8 (same tapes, but miniDV FORMAT) and output directly from the tape through firewire. This means you must buy a SONY (only brand that made [now discontinued] Digital8) camcorder or deck [if decks were made, though those are usually expensive].

So, the simple answer: get a Digital8 camera and capture, or get another digital camcorder and a Hi8 camcorder and play through the digital one into the computer.

Buying a Sony Handycam (OLDER model) will be your easiest option, and probably possible on ebay, etc., for $100-$200.


Short of this, you could look to a friend or a professional solution for just getting the tape copied (like VHS->DVD services exist, there is probably some place you can mail your tape to).

EDIT: I should add: You included "8mm" in your title-- that is a bit confusing. 8mm refers to a few formats. One is film (obviously not what you're referring to), but then there is the older "8mm" tape format; it's like Hi8, but I believe it's actually not the same tape-- unlike Digital8 and Hi8which share a physical medium. I don't think you can get an 8mm -> Digital device, so you'd need to go through the RCA cables, as described above. [And though Hi8 is actually 8mm in width, it's not quite the same as the other "8mm" format... for whatever odd reason someone decided.... frown.gif]
However, I suspect you ARE actually working with Hi8, so this shouldn't be a problem.

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ON RECORDING DVD FROM TAPE THE PICTURE ON MY COMPUTER SC REEN IS RUNNING JERKY.THEN WHEN THE DVD HAS COPIED THE VIDEO ON PLAYBCK THE MUSIC IS OUT OF TIME WITH THE FILM TIME ITS REALY THE CYNCRONISATION IS...


There can be a whole gambit of issues with these Dazzle devices. I hate them. Also friend have tried to copy to PC via firewire from mini DV camcorders. After a video of just a few minutes they run into lipsync problems.

For what its worth, I've managed to copy my VHS home video to DVD without issue and you may already have the equipment.

I hook up my VHS recorder with a DVD recorder which also has a HDD. Daisy chaining it on to a TV to monitor. All with scart leads.

Play the tape, record to the DVD hard drive. Finally edit and dub to DVD.

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I have video cassett size 8...I dont have the camcorder to watch it, I need to transfer it the regular DVD or any size...please help...thanks


look online or in some electronic stores for an adapter--the tape fits into a vhs format case and the vhs adapter is inserted into player theirs a vhs play adapter made for just about all compact tape units

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To the best of my knowledge 8mm VTR's have not been available for some time now. On the other hand there are plenty of Hi8 cameras and players available after market. eBay is a great source. Keep in mind that Hi8 cameras and decks will also play standard 8mm video tapes.
There are also many video tape transfer services that will transfer your 8mm tapes to DVD or other formats of your choice. Just Google "videotape transfer service"

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Mode for playback of older 8mm tapes using Sony DCR-TRV730 ?


In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.

Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.

If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.

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SONY MP 120 8mm video cassette


Problem is dirty / clogged video head of v-8 player or camcorder what ever you are using for playback. Use good quality video head cleaning cassette for head cleaning.
Please check tapes on another camcorder as tapes seems OK.

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Video 8mm player


only sony really supported 8mm look for any trv model cam on ebay etc and make sure you tapes were hi 8mm-not digital 8-digital 8 won't play on reg 8mm cam-need to get model that supports both formats then-trv480-look at tapes and if they say digital and/or hi 8 they may have been in digital and get the 480 it will work with both types

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Tracking seems off


I have had the same problem. There is no way to manually adjust the tracking on this Hitachi, or on most 8mm cameras, for that matter. I copied all of my more recent tapes to DVD first (2 copies of each) and then I went to the oldest tapes, which for some reason were OK. When I got to one tape that gave me trouble, I just let it play in the camcorder for about an hour. It adjusted its own tracking so that the picture was OK. Then, I rewound the tape and copied that one. I still have 2 tapes that will not adjust. I am going to send those out to a copying service. I hope they can adjust the tracking and make the copies I need.
By the way, I used this camera and a Panasonic DMR-E55 to make the DVD copies.

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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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Update to my 1/8/08 posting - my recorder is working perfectly! I found the installation of the needed file quite easy and all is good in the hood.

Later

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