import Hi8 vid into mac mini??

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mlee, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. mlee

    mlee Guest

    I have two Hi8 tapes and I need to get their contents onto a mac mini so
    I can edit them down with imovieHD (I'll be dicarding about 70% of the
    contents to get my finished video). This is a one time thing so I don't
    want to buy expensive capture hardware.

    I see that a lot of camera and video stores will convert my Hi8 tapes to
    DVD's for a reasonable price but I don't know how how to import the
    contents of a DVD into imovieHD.

    Is it possible to import the contents of a DVD into imovie?

    Best Regards,

    mlee, Feb 19, 2006
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  2. "mlee" wrote ...

    Not familiar with the mac mini, but I'll assume that it has a firewire port.
    If you can find someone with a Digital 8 camcorder (only made by Sony) you
    may be in luck. Many (not all) Digital 8 camcorders can "pass thru" a video
    signal and convert an analog signal to digital .. they also can play a Hi-8
    tape and output it digitally (again not all models)
    Richard Amirault, Feb 20, 2006
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