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  1. #1

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    Aug 19, 2009
    Valley Forge, PA
    15.4" MBP, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB, 250 GB, Snow Leopard
    Convert analog Hi8 to MBP

    I'm attempting to convert a few tapes from a 1998 analog Hi8 camcorder (Sony CCD-TRV75) to my 2009 MBP.

    I understand that I need something called an "analog-to-digital converter." From what I've read, I will need to run an A/V cable from the camcorder to the A/D converter box, and a Firewire cable from the A/D converter box to the MBP.

    Does this sound right? Can someone recommend an affordable brand of Analog-to-Digital converter?


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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    I assume your camera doesn't have firewire on it? If it doesn't, then yeah, you'll need an AD converter box to ingest the footage.

    Elgato I believe sells a device that will do that or you can look at this device from Pinnacle...

    Pinnacle | Video Capture for Mac OS X | 8230-10021-01 | B&H
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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