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camcorder query

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by fivealive, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. fivealive

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    hi there

    my camcorder - samsung - has decided to not to work anymore, after it took a nasty fall.

    is there any way i can playback my 8mm tapes without the camcorder?

    like a tape converter or something?

    any ideas would rock!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Johndm

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    Nope......you'll have to borrow one now..:suicide:
     
  3. Cool-hand

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    yes you can buy a hi8/dv tape converter.
    It looks like a vhs tape and you put the hi8/dv tape in it and you can then play it in your vcr.

    ch
     
  4. fivealive

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    thanks for your quick reply.
    when i took it to be repaired when it broke initially, they said it was a coupla hundred notes to get it even looked at. is it something that a local video repair store could do?
     
  5. Johndm

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    not seen those.........where can I get one?
     
  6. MartinImber

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    Next to the Beta tape adaptors for Vhs
     
  7. Johndm

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    Extract from http://colin99.co.uk/noframe_beta.html

    Compatibility and transferring tapes to DVD and other formats

    I also get the odd daft person asking about an adaptor to allow Video8 or Hi8 tapes to be played on a VHS machine. Again, no, don't be silly. Video8 and Hi8 are high quality metal tape formats and won't play on a horrible VHS deck! You will need to plug a Video8 or Hi8 a camcorder or video recorder into a VHS recorder and copy the tapes that way.

    I'm amazed that I still get people asking for availability of a "Beta to VHS adaptor", and some people insist that these things have existed or aught to exist. Well they don't, they never will, and it could not be built.
     
  8. virgola

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    My suggestion goes in another way...
    If you have to replace your camcorder , I recommend that you buy a Sony Digital 8 model that records in digital standard on 8mm. tapes and CAN (look at the specs) PLAY also ANALOG 8mm. tapes.
    It seems the best solution for you : a new, good digital camera, instead of investing money in a deck that only converts and cannot "shoot" ...
     
  9. MarkE19

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    Agree with the Digital8 camcorder, but be careful when buying as not all D8 cams can play the old analogue tapes.

    What people are getting confused with here are the old converters for playing a VHS-C cassette in a VCR as the tape is the same, just in a smaller case.

    Mark.
     

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