I have too many old 8mm analog videos to go thru, digitize and edit, to have it done professionally.
My 8mm Sony Handycam will not play the tapes. Is there a consumer device that will play the tapes and usb or firewire to my mac? Am I wishing for the impossible?
What were the tapes created on? Specifically. Do you no longer own the camera they were created on? Will your Sony Handycam output successfully to your Mac so that you end up with an editable file? Via USB or Firewire.
If you would like to talk this over, call me. I will be available on Friday after 9:00AM to about 1:30PM or almost anytime over the weekend.
No I don't have the camera anymore. My present Sony will not play them, although it will record, play and export Hi8 tapes to iMovie via firewire.
I will call you friday a little after noontime.
I was afraid of that. Maybe I can locate an old 8mm analog video camera.
I may have one somewhere... If I find it you are welcome to borrow it.
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Thanks to everyone who responded to my question.
I guess I didn't phrase the question very well.
Maybe it's because I've had an assortment of analogue 8 videos as well as hi 8 and digital 8.
My digital handicam could not read the analogue or hi 8's, so I couldn't import them into iMovie. I took them all to Troy video and they burned them to a disc. Then I used handbrake to make m4vs and then edited in iMovie. Troy video was very reasonable and fast.
What did it cost you per tape? Does it depend upon the length? I need to do this also.