Converting analog to digital for PC video editing - what gives?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by pfgpowell, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. pfgpowell

    pfgpowell Guest

    A few years ago, I bought a Sony TRV460E because I was told by the
    Sony store chain (not actually owned or run by Sony) that it was one
    of only 3/4 digital cameras which would also play analog tapes and,
    more important convert them to digital info to input them in as
    computer video-editing program. The other was the TRV480En and I can't
    remember the other two. My TRV460E has been playing up and I was
    looking for a replacement. Then, reading through various newsgroups, I
    discovered that quite a number of Sony digital camcorders had a
    "signal convert function" which apparently does what I want - play
    analog Hi8 tapes and convert them on the fly. So what is right? Can
    anyone give me the definitive gen?
    pfgpowell, Oct 5, 2008
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  2. pfgpowell

    Jerry Guest

    You seem to be getting confused between the short lived Sony
    *Digital8* format and those DV *only* cameras that have (what most
    call) analogue pass-through - in other words the cameras have analogue
    inputs. ONLY Digital8 camera can play 8mm analogue tapes.

    In short you will need either one of the following options;

    1/. a TV in card that has analogue inputs plus a 8mm analogue
    2/. a Digital8 camcorder - that has Firewire
    3/. a DV camcorder that has analogue inputs - that has *enabled* DV
    4/. a analogue camcorder and a analogue to DV converter
    Jerry, Oct 5, 2008
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