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keithmnz
08-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Hi, I have about 30-35 Hi8 tapes (from a Sony Camcorder), I need to get them onto DVD's or alternatively a hard disk, can anybody help, thks

wratterus
08-12-2009, 01:36 PM
Welcome to PressF1.

Do you still have the camera? if so, what outputs does the camera have? Firewire? composite?

What are the specs of your PC and the OS it's running? CPU and RAM are the two main things that's important for a PC to be able to edit and burn video.

keithmnz
09-12-2009, 02:34 PM
Hi, camera has only composite output, PC is a dual core 2GB RAM running Vista

wratterus
09-12-2009, 03:00 PM
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=352756

What about one of those? I have personal experience with that particular model and can tell you it works well, does what it describes.

wratterus
09-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Not 100% sure on how the software works in vista though - it should be fine but you never know. If you were going to get it, I'd flick Ascent an email and see if they know if it's all gravy under vista. :thumbs:

keithmnz
10-12-2009, 02:09 PM
My only problem is a faulty camera that eats the tapes sometimes..?!!?!?!

wratterus
10-12-2009, 02:26 PM
True, so you only option really is to find someone with a Hi8 camera you can borrow then...