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Old July 8th, 2004, 06:29 AM   #1
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8mm tape

I searched the forums and couldn't find anything.
What is the difference between regular 8mm video tape and the 8mm metal tape? It's the same price. three for $9.00 or so.
Does it matter if I am coverting to digital?

Also, anyway to improve the sound capture using a Sony Handycam 8XR, CCD-TR517? It can take an external mic, I went to radio shack, the guy there had no clue, and all the mics had jacks that would not fit.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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All 8mm video tapes have metal recording layers. Can you describe or name the type of mike input that didn't match mikes at Radio Shack?

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