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    iMac and pass through technology for Hi8 tapes

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    iMac and pass through technology for Hi8 tapes
    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?

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    iMac and pass through technology for Hi8 tapes
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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 & Photo
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