8mm tapes in Digital 8 Camcorder

rjm1717 wrote on 7/6/2007, 11:42 AM
Someone has given me several home videos on Maxell 8mm MP tapes to transfer to DVD. I have an old Digital 8 Sony Handycam Camcorder that I do not use any more. The tapes fit and seem to play fine. Is it OK to capture the video using these 8mm tapes, the Digital 8 camcorder and Vegas 7.0 or will there be issues that I am unware of? The owners want them on DVD as the final product. Thanks!


TGS wrote on 7/6/2007, 11:52 AM
If you can see the picture thru your Digital 8, you can capture. No problem. If you drop any frames, go into the menu of the Dig 8 camera and find TBC and DNR controls and set to 'On' This will help on tapes that drop frames.
GlennChan wrote on 7/6/2007, 4:12 PM
The digi8 cameras were designed to be backwards compatible like that... except for some of the newer low-end models, which have been watered down to remove hi8 playback capability.
rjm1717 wrote on 7/7/2007, 3:35 AM
MyST wrote on 7/8/2007, 7:27 AM
I've used my DCR-TRV460 to do this many times successfully.