We get lots of questions about transferring Hi8 tapes. It is actually a lot easier than what you may think! We typically recommend a higher quality Hi8 camcorder such as the DCR-TRV460. This ensure that your tapes are not damaged and you get the quality transfer to your PC that you are looking for. Once you have your DCR-TRV460, hook it up with the included iLink (aka FireWire or IEEE 1394) to your PC. Make sure the camcorder is in the OFF position before connecting the iLink cable. Turn your video capture software on your PC to capture mode. Go ahead and turn your camcorder on and push play. The camcorder will start playing the tape and you should see it on your PC screen. The video capture software will capture the video file and you can save it as a digital file to your PC. That is all there is to it! If you have any questions at all, email one of our product support specialists at email@example.com or give us a call at 1-877-283-1672.
Jun 5th 2018