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Do Mini-DV Camcorders play Hi-8 ?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Mattyboy_W, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Mattyboy_W

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    Does anyone know if there are any Mini-DV Camcorders that are also capable of playing old Hi-8 tapes ?
     
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    I doubt that any exist. They are two totally different standards.
     
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    Not only are they different standards, but they are also completely diffferent size tapes. Hi8 are 8mm tape and DV are 4mm tape.
    If you want a new digital camcorder that can play the old analogue 8mm tapes (Video8 & Hi8) then your only current option that I am aware of is the top of the range Sony Digital8 camcorder. The lower models will not play the analogue tapes.

    Mark.
     
  4. Mattyboy_W

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    Thanks, I thought I'd seen a report that said the Sony TRV30 could also playback Hi-8 tapes. It's also interesting that in Technical Specification section for mini-DV camcorders on the Sony website there's a box that says Hi-8 Playback Yes/No.
     
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    Do any of them say Yes?

    I suspect it's a standard template as the Hi-8 camcorders Technical Specification have a box for iLink (DV) in and out and iLink (MACROMV) in and out.
     
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    None of them say YES. Thanks for all your answers.
     

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