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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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sony hi8 camera to powerbook. . .how?

Does anyone know how to hook one of these dinosaurs up to my G4?
what sort of cable will I need?? or adaptor? or what????
help!!!
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Old July 17th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you are limited to the Hi 8 cam, then you need a breakout box, or video card to import the footage to the edit on the system. Alternatively, get a hold of a Digital 8 Sony cam (depending on model) and you can play the Hi8 tapes on the Digital 8 and capture through fire wire.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Yeah the breakout boxes just converts the analog signal coming out of the camcorder via RCA cable to a digital signal for the editing software to use and sends it to the computer via firewire. Are you using iMovie to edit the footage?

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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #4
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Actually Hi-8 seems to be a popular topic recently. See the following:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=71225
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=69736
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Old July 20th, 2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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i used pyro dv to capture my hi8 video. although for some reason final cut pro would constantly quit, no matter what setting i changed, but imovie had no problem. so i captured in imovie and exported out to quicktime.

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