I have about 12 Hi8mm tapes that Im moving onto my hard drive. I bought a Sony DV player (TVR280) that is capable of playing 8mm tapes via firewire (i-link) for this purpose. I have no problem viewing the video/audio in FCP 6 preview, but when I try to do capture now I get the infamous black screen and waiting for timecode, must be in VTR mode message. Now, if I change the device control to Non-Controllable from Firewire NTSC Im able to use capture now. However, what is the ramifications of doing this? I assume that I dont have TBC via the Sony DV. Without the TBC information, will the video be worse or cause me problems in editing? Im guessing the video may be more wavy? I was under the assumption that playing 8mm through the DV player would not give me timecode.