04-23-2010, 09:50 PM #1
iMac and pass through technology for Hi8 tapes
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- Dec 28, 2009
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I am attempting to fine either Canon or Sony camcorders which play Hi8 tapes so that I can convert my tapes from analog to digital, and then edit them on iMovie on my iMac.
Does anyone know some models of Canon and/or Sony camcorders that play Hi8 tapes...I know that technology is old and so I am looking for a used camcorder.
Secondly, I need to somehow, when playing the tapes, get the end product into iMovie.
Anyone have suggestions?
04-24-2010, 03:36 AM #2
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You're going to need to trawl through Ebay for a camcorder, but it's not going to cost you too much anyway. As for models it's very hard to say, but go for a high end (3 ccd) model and you will be ok.
As for conversion into iMovie you're going to need an analogue to digital converter like this:
Ez Grabber designed to capture video source from VHS: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & PhotoTry my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search
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