Video Editing Software for old H8 movies?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by shaun0207, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. shaun0207 macrumors newbie

    shaun0207

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    Hey Guy: (Hope I have the right forum)



    I have some old home moves I created with a High 8 camcorder. I cant remember what I did with the camcorder, but I do still have the tapes.

    On one of my older windows laptops, I used a Pinnacle Movie Box to bring the software from the RCA camcorder thru the USB port of my computer. Then I use Pinnacle Movie Studio 9 to create movies of the film and dropped them into either .avi or mpeg formatted videos on my computer.

    I tired watching one my Macook Air and on my 50" TV and the quality looks horrible now. Is their any software on Mac or 3party software I could use to re-edit the mpeg or avi files and try and clear up some of the grainy video?

    Thanks alot for the help
     
  2. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

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    Truthfully your video is going to look like that no matter what. It depends on how your PC imported your footage. If the original file sizes were tiny (which I assume they are coming in through USB) then even blowing them up in a program like MPEG Streamclip won't do you much good.

    Making the footage less grainy and/or larger, won't help the situation at all.
     
  3. shaun0207 thread starter macrumors newbie

    shaun0207

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I kinda figured that. But I figured I'd at least ask just in case anybody knew of something. Thanks again
     
  4. bartap macrumors newbie

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    Sony Hi 8 Tapes?

    I used to use a Sony Hi8 camcorder but I upgraded (in 2000) to the Sony Digital 8 system. I did this because the Digital 8 can play the Sony Hi8 tapes. From there, I could use the firewire from the Digital 8 camcorder into the Mac/Imovie. If your tapes are compatible you could pick up a used Digital 8 and reimport the original footage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital8
     
  5. shaun0207 thread starter macrumors newbie

    shaun0207

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    That might be an option. Thanks
     

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