Sony Digital 8 C/C's

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by Grimley, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. Grimley

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    My dad wants to buy a new camcorder to take on holiday soon
    (he's dropped & broken the last two!!)
    He wants to be able to play back his old Hi8 tapes & I've told him
    to buy A Sony Digital 8 C/C. I've done some research & I believe all except the most basic model (TRV140) does this. Am I Correct?

    Also, I've read somewhere that these C/Cs will output a digital signal to a PC via the ilink when the C/C is playing back a previously recorded analogue Hi8 tape. Is this correct too? If it does I want to be able to download all his analogue footage onto my PC & edit it via the ilink.

    A good & reasonably priced online retailer recommended by anyone would be appreciated too.

    many thanks.
     
  2. jchm

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    Hi Grimley

    Yes, you are right about the current Sony Digi8 range. Anything above the TRV140 will do what you want do to. I've just bought a TRV240 from Unbeatable.co.uk. I had to wait 3 weeks for stock to arrive, but at over £100 less than Dixons, Comet etc are charging, I didnt mind that too much.

    I am currently copying all my old stock of 8mm and Hi-8 tapes onto my PC via theIlink/firewire connection.

    Cheers
    John
     
  3. Grimley

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    Thanks for the advice, I did check elsewhere & you are right.
    As a result, because it inputs dv via firewire & on my recommendation, dad has bought a trv240 from unbeatable as well!
    Can anyone recommend a good firewire card & video editing package?
     
  4. shoehorn

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    Guess it depends on budget....
    But I'd go with Pinnacle Studio 8 (it's got loads of great reviews out there too.....)
     
  5. Grimley

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    You must be psychic..... bought yesterday from dabs.com after looking at a few comments on this forum!
     
  6. shoehorn

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    In that case I assume you've already been to this site......

    http://www.mikeshaw.co.uk/

    (give's good tips on using pinnacle.....IMHO...)
     
  7. Grimley

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    Cheers for that tip!
     

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