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I have a Sony Video 8 Camcorder and I want to play the video on my Mac, how do I do this?

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You would need to get a cable either usb or firewire cable that would connect the camcorder to your mac. After it's connected you can import the video from your camera into the mac. I use imovie to import the movies.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

  • marcus20 Apr 14, 2011

    Every one knows that does not work. It is a lot and i mean a lot harder than that, forget imovie, even premier pro and final cut pro can not import this old useless mpeg2 compression, sony's shake movie software is the only software that works (not 100%).

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I'm glad to inform you that the Camcorder can playback old 8mm tapes.

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  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
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