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Converting Old Hi8 Video Tapes To Dvd

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Yes but???

 

How do you intend to convert them into Digital Files?

 

You must have Analog to Digital Converter hardware!

 

Roxio's Creator 2012 Special Edition comes with one or you can purchase it separately to use with any Roxio Version through their Store.

 

After capturing/converting, you have video files and you can do anything you want with them ;)

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And make sure that you have a working camcorder player ! laugh.gif

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I also had the same question and am planning on purchasing the VHS to DVD converter and software by Roxio. But after reading this I tried to look for the Roxio's Creator 2012 Special Edition and was unable to find it on their site. Is there a special place to look for it? I guess I'll have to email them and ask if they still sell it. If the guru has any insight into this, please share. Thanks.

 

Also wanted to make sure that this is the same type of camcorder tape that I have. The manual that came with it showed 2 different names and codes, one was Sony Video Hi8 CCD-TRV138/TRV338 and the other which is the one I have is Sony Digital 8 DCR-TRV280. It uses standard 8 mm and Hi8 and Digital8 video casettes. The instruction manual said to be able to create a dvd you can only use an i.LINK cable for this operation and cannot use a USB cable. We never could find this type of cable.

 

Is the VHS to DVD converter software and hardware the right equipment to transfer it over to dvds? :unsure: Thank you for any advice you can give me.

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I also had the same question and am planning on purchasing the VHS to DVD converter and software by Roxio. But after reading this I tried to look for the Roxio's Creator 2012 Special Edition and was unable to find it on their site. Is there a special place to look for it? I guess I'll have to email them and ask if they still sell it. If the guru has any insight into this, please share. Thanks.

 

Also wanted to make sure that this is the same type of camcorder tape that I have. The manual that came with it showed 2 different names and codes, one was Sony Video Hi8 CCD-TRV138/TRV338 and the other which is the one I have is Sony Digital 8 DCR-TRV280. It uses standard 8 mm and Hi8 and Digital8 video casettes. The instruction manual said to be able to create a dvd you can only use an i.LINK cable for this operation and cannot use a USB cable. We never could find this type of cable.

 

Is the VHS to DVD converter software and hardware the right equipment to transfer it over to dvds? :unsure: Thank you for any advice you can give me.

 

SE (link) is sold by discount clubs; you cannot get it directly from Roxio. Check Cosco if you have one near you. Note that some functionality is disabled in SE. Plus is not the same as SE.

 

The High 8 is an analog tape and you will need the USB analog to digital converter. The Sony Digital tape is already digital so you don't need the converter. The I-lInk is also known as firewire or IIEEE 1394 connection. You would plug that into the firewire port on your computer.

 

BTW, some camcorder allow for pass through of the analog tape and it converts to digital. Check your owners manual.

 

You can get a firewire cable almost anywhere - do you have any big box stores near your (Wall Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.

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Thank you so much for your help. I will be going to Walmart soon to get one of these cables. Even if we had looked for this cable years ago I think we probably didn't have the firewire port. Jeez, I didn't even have a usb port on my original computer, lol, so long ago! How did ever get along without all this stuff. I should have guessed that the tape was digital since it does say digital on the title. I can't wait to convert them, memories from our retirement cruises of about 7 years ago. Is Roxio Creator 2012 Pro a good software to purchase or is it a waste of time as in other reviews I've read? It appears that it's a good thing I didn't buy the SE edition anyway with some apps missing.

 

Thanks again for your help! :D

 

SE (link) is sold by discount clubs; you cannot get it directly from Roxio. Check Cosco if you have one near you. Note that some functionality is disabled in SE. Plus is not the same as SE.

 

The High 8 is an analog tape and you will need the USB analog to digital converter. The Sony Digital tape is already digital so you don't need the converter. The I-lInk is also known as firewire or IIEEE 1394 connection. You would plug that into the firewire port on your computer.

 

BTW, some camcorder allow for pass through of the analog tape and it converts to digital. Check your owners manual.

 

You can get a firewire cable almost anywhere - do you have any big box stores near your (Wall Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.

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Thank you also for your great help. Now I realize why I couldn't find the SE and now I realize I don't really want it anyway. Great save! :D

 

I see a C2012 SE but not with the Vhs To DVD Adapter like C2011 and previous versions had.

 

Roxio Creator 2011 Special Edition With Vhs To DVD Adapter

 

http://www.amazon.com/Roxio-Creator-Special-Edition-Adapter/dp/B004FNNO3S

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It all depends on how careful you are during the installation. If you computyer is NOT up to date or doesn't meet the rerquirements or if you try to install with your anti-virus active and if you use a registry cleaner, you MAy have some issues. I have just had 12 crashes in three weeks with a different, well reviewed video editing program. I haven't had any crashes with Creator 2012 in about a year. I use Creator 2012 for the most part.

 

Minimum Specs (make sure you exceed them) and prep for your computer.

I have used several other video editing programs and I keep coming back to Roxio because it does what I want it to. I'm a step by step person and I like the ability to do things in a logical stepwize basis.

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