how 2 convert 8mm tapes from 1964 ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jasonshohet, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. jasonshohet

    jasonshohet Guest

    I have a Panasonic DVD recorder to convert my old VCR tapes - works
    great.
    Now my folks gave me these veeeery old 8mm tapes from 1964. Even if I
    find something that can play these things, I wonder if they even have
    the requisite RCA outputs on the back, to plug into my Panasonic? The
    original tape player is long gone....

    Anyone have any experience doing this? Any units to recommend.

    Jason Shohet.
     
    jasonshohet, Oct 24, 2005
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  2. jasonshohet wrote ...
    Can't imagine why any device that will play an 8mm tape
    would not have a conventional (yellow) composite video
    output connector.

    If you can't find a cheap 8mm (or Hi8 or D8) camcorder to
    borrow, rent, or buy, you can always send your tapes to a
    place that will copy them to DVD (or whatever).
     
    Richard Crowley, Oct 24, 2005
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  3. jasonshohet

    Smarty Guest

    Jason,

    Are you talking about 8mm movie films which are indeed from the 1960's
    (actually way earlier), or are you talking about 8 mm Video-8 tapes which
    come from the period starting in 1984?

    Each requires a different approach to conversion.

    Smarty
     
    Smarty, Oct 24, 2005
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  4. jasonshohet

    Stephen Guest

    If they are from 1964, it's movie film, not tape.

    You'll need an 8mm movie projector, a screen and a camcorder.

    Or, just send them off to someplace like: http://www.moviestuff.tv/

    Stephen
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    Stephen, Oct 24, 2005
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