Hi, We have a Sony 8mm video camera about 11 years old. Bought for the arrival of our first in 1994. We have used it regulalry to film bpoth our kids and there are lots of memories on the 8mm tapes. Few have been transferred to VHS tape. It recently started playing back badly and there are lots of distorted lines on the TV and no sound playback. Questions are: 1. How compatible are these 8mm tapes with modern cameras (we are thinking about a new camera and if we can view and record from these tapes no problem - that will be the way to go), 2. How easy is it to find a means of playing back the tapes and recording them on to VHS, 3. Is there any point in trying to get these tapes recorded onto CD or DVD. If so what do I need. We have a CD writer in the PC but I would be willing to buy a DVD writer. How would I connect the camera to the PC? Do I need a Firewire card?