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help with an old sony video Hi8 handycam


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i've got an old handycam and i was wondering if anyone knows how to connect it to a new imac. its got rgb, and an svideo connection port.

i'm trying to avoid having to buy a video8 deck.

thanks in advance!
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I would think a video capture device would work to transfer the video.

Something like this:

Amazon.com: Video Capture for Mac USB2 Video Capture Hardware: Electronics

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This is probably a better option:

Elgato Video Capture - Capture analog video f... (10020840) at OWC

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I have that 1st one....now I want the second !
But I can say the one I have works very well.
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hey, really appreciate the quick response! thank you!
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