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Old September 22nd, 2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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transfering hi8 to dvcam or mini dv

can you transfer a hi8 medium to an dvcam or mini dv from a camera to another i was just wondering because i dont have an expensive deck an i need to get some hi8 footage on to my sony pd10 dv cam
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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I haven't done it cam to cam but have gone from a VX-3 into a DSR-11. all depends if you have the right ins and outs.
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #3
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I did this using my NLE. I captured the Hi8 footage in Sony Vegas then printed it right back out to tape on a PD 170. I think you can output in deck mode on a Hi8 and record that signal on a DV camcorder but I think you'd end up losing some signal in the process.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 04:51 AM   #4
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can you transfer a hi8 medium to an dvcam or mini dv from a camera to another i was just wondering because i dont have an expensive deck an i need to get some hi8 footage on to my sony pd10 dv cam
I have transferred Hi-8 recordings by wire to either DV or Digital8 VCRs and camcorders. If you connect the S-Video output of a Hi-8 camcorder or VCR to the S-Video input of the copying DV or Digital8 VCR or camcorder, the quality can be very good. In fact, due to the good time-base correctors that are in the digital recorders, for analog inputs, my Hi-8 images looked better than they had when I had previously played them back on Hi-8 VCRs or camcorders. You can also play back Hi-8 recorded cassettes in most Digital8 camcorders and VCRs, but many editing functions don't work while doing this. However, due to the time-base correctors, you might get slightly better quality if you played the Hi-8 tapes back in a Digital8 VCR or camcorder, than if you connected a Hi-8 playback machine by wire to a digital recorder. There is no quality loss by doing it in these ways, as compared to using an analog capture card in a computer.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 10:15 AM   #5
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thanx guys for the information i apriciate it a lot
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Old September 27th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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Most D8 cameras will also play analog Hi8 tapes (my old Sony TRV330 for example) - that solves the digitizing issue. All you need is a firewire cable, put your D8 on play and any other camera (be it miniDV, DVCam) on recording and you're in business.
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Old September 30th, 2006, 09:15 AM   #8
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On my older Canon ZR10, and I think its the same for my XL2, there is a cable that comes with the camera that is three RCA male ends at one end of the cable, (white, red, the audio, yellow, the video signal) and one 1/8th mini jack at the other end. Most people use the cable to take the video signal out of the camera to a TV or montior. But the port on the camera is a two-way in/out port, and if you hook up the RCA output of a video deck, you can record directly to Mini DV tape. That's how I transfer any VHS that I need to digitize.
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