HI-8 to DVD


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 9, 2003
Las Vegas, NV
I tried to do a search, but haven't come up with anything really solid. A friend of mine I work with has made a movie with a hi-8 video camera. What program should I use to burn the movie to dvd to be able to play in a dvd player? will final cut be able to do this? I don't have much experience with movie programs.


Rod Rod

macrumors 68020
Sep 21, 2003
Las Vegas, NV
Hi8 is analog and it won't work the same as Digital8. If this is a Hi8 camera, it won't have a FireWire connection.

What you'll need is another DV camcorder (miniDV or Digital8) to act as your analog to digital pass-through. With that, you should be able to import the Hi8 footage using Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
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