Interconnectivity question .......

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by HA, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. HA

    HA Guest

    Is it possible to connect an 8mm camcorder to a modern DV camcorder to
    transfer 8mm film to DV?
    HA, Jul 15, 2003
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  2. In theory yes. In practice it will depend on the model number of
    each of the camcorders.

    On the DV cam you are looking for the 'analogue in' capability. Not
    all DV cams have this.

    If you *don't* have this capability then it is still possible, but
    requires extra kit.

    In all the above I assume you are talking about 8mm *tape*
    camcorder, what gives me pause is your use of 'film' near the end of
    the question!

    Harry Broomhall, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. Er - can you check the model number of your current camcorder?
    FX800 appears to be the model number of a laptop!

    Harry Broomhall, Jul 15, 2003
  4. HA

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Can you clarify? Do you mean transfer 8mm *film* or do you mean 8mm
    Tony Morgan, Jul 15, 2003
  5. HA

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I can personally confirm that you can do this with the TRV33. You need
    to use the S-video and audio *or* video and audio to cross-connect, and
    you must set up your menu system on the TRV33 to accept analogue-in. I
    *think* that the menu selection is A/V-->DV OUT with the power switch at

    If both camcorders are Sonys and both have a LANC socket, you can also
    use that so that when you switch your miniDV camcorder to REC the other
    one automatically switches to PLAY. This isn't absolutely necessary, but
    it's a neat and convenient Sony trick :)
    Tony Morgan, Jul 15, 2003
  6. HA

    HA Guest

    I simply want to connect my existing 8mm camcorder to a new DV camcorder to
    transfer what is on 8mm tape to DV. Is this possible? If so, is it just a
    lead I need?

    Many thanks.

    HA, Jul 15, 2003
  7. HA

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Someone else will have to confirm this, since I have no experience of
    that cam - and I won't confirm something that I don't know to be true
    Tony Morgan, Jul 15, 2003
  8. HA

    HA Guest

    Ok. I understand.

    Thanks for the help anyway.

    HA, Jul 15, 2003
  9. HA

    Jerry. Guest

    Yes. More than likely 'phono' type leads.
    Jerry., Jul 15, 2003
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