8mm Transfer to mac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by flyingnome, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. flyingnome macrumors newbie

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    I need to find out what type of adapter to use to transfer my 8mm video tapes to my MacBook.
    Thanks
     
  2. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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    AV to DV converter...

    You'll need something to convert the analog video &vaudio output to digital, like a DV camcorder that will pass thru the signal to firewire for your computer. If you go this route you'll need probably a mini AV cable to connect the two camcorders and a firewire cable on the other side.

    Without knowing what you have to work with, that's as specific as I can be.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    As MrLatte23 already stated, you'll need a playback device VTR or camcorder) that can handle 8mm tape format. If you can rent or borrow one of the Sony Digital 8 camcorders, they'll be able to playback 8mm and Hi8 tapes and output via their Firewire (iLink) port so you can connect directly to your Mac.

    -DH
     
  4. flyingnome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry bout not putting in my equipment. I have a SOny Hi 8 8mm camcorder. Nothing digital I don't think. could you explain how to hook in to a DV camera to do this. I have Digital camera, not video would this work?
     
  5. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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    Stil camera won't work...

    The Sony DIGITAL 8mm camcorder as -DH mentioned would be the best one-step solution. Otherwise a stand-alone AV/DV converter such as a Canopus could be used. Most if not all options involve firewire so hopefully you don't have a new Macbook without Firewire.
     

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