Forced upgrade from Hi8 - advice please?

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  1. jchm

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    Due to the recent sad death of my long-serving Sony TR705 Hi8 camcorder, I need to get a replacement.

    I have a collection of around 100 Hi8 tapes which I can't play back now.

    Do I have to get a Digital 8 machine, or is there any other way of copying my old collection onto my PC if I bought a DV camcorder?

    My technical knowledge of this stuff is pretty limited, and before I splash out the best part of a grand, I would welcome comments on my options.

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    John
     
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    Hi John,
    I believe that the Digital 8 camcorders produce every bit as good a quality video as the DV cameras on the market. They are obviously a little larger, and heavier, but that can be an advantage, rather than a disadvantage, as I do have strong views about the present trend towards "small and light" vs, stability. - I am rather "shaky" these days, and do have difficulty holding a lightweight cam steady.
    With a Digital 8 camcorder, you will still be able to proccess your analogue hi8 tapes --- the best of both worlds.
    The most popular of the Digital 8 camcorders are the Sony models, and I think it would be wise of you to choose a model from their range. Here is one worth consideration, ---

    http://www.simplydv.co.uk/Reviews/SonyTRV620.html

    Good luck, --- Alan.
     

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