working with multiple (old) video tape formats

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by chrys2005, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. chrys2005

    chrys2005 Guest

    so after many years I have a collection of home movies that I want to
    edit and burn to dvd. the problem is they are a collection of
    vhs, s-vhs, hi-8, and miniDv.
    I can only playback the miniDv through my current camcorder.
    What do you suggest I do about the rest?

    Only thing I can think of is
    1) buy a cheap video player that can play both vhs and s-vhs
    2) borrow someone's hi-8 camcorder

    anything else I can do?
    chrys2005, Sep 30, 2005
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  2. chrys2005

    AnthonyR Guest

    Yes, depending on how many you have to convert, rather than buying a VCR and
    borrowing a camcorder, you might want to have someone else convert them to
    miniDV for you. There are plenty of business' that offer this service at
    reasonable rates.
    I can't think of any at the moment, but a google search would be a start or
    maybe others can recommend some sites.
    Good Luck,
    AnthonyR, Sep 30, 2005
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    PTravel Guest

    I recently did a project that included old clips in VHS, Hi8 and 3/4". I
    keep an SVHS machine around (it will play VHS as well), and have my old Hi8
    camcorder. For the 3/4" material, I turned to eBay and picked up a 3/4"
    deck in excellent condition for around $100. Perhaps you can find a Hi8
    machine on eBay as well.
    PTravel, Sep 30, 2005
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