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Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:12 pm

My old Digital8 Sony camcorder is having trouble transferring my old videos, and there are a couple of precious old master tapes I'd like to digitize.

Would anyone be willing to FireWire three 45-minute Digital8 tapes over to computer files for me? I'd be willing to pay, of course.

I'd prefer to have the digitized tapes as as DVD-ready MPEG or even DVD files or discs.

If you've got the equipment to do this and you're willing, please drop me an e-mail at Steve@ this web site.

Seems like only yesterday Digital8 and miniDV were considered state of the art...

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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby momoffduty » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:20 pm

I would if I had a digital 8 camera. Is Bobby still around? I think he did digital 8 transfers.
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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby Ron Hunter » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:23 pm

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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:25 pm

Steve, I just gave away my digital 8 camera a few months ago otherwise I would have happily done this for you. I found it originally at a Goodwill store for $15, you can probably find a cheap replacement if you wanted one. I only needed the camera for a small job and it sat around the house for years so I donated it to a thrift store.

I would have loved to know who the original owners were because there was a tape still in the camera of someone's Christmas morning from probably back in the 80's or early 90's. I'm sure that someone is really missing that tape :(
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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby momoffduty » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:29 pm

Chuck Engels wrote:
I would have loved to know who the original owners were because there was a tape still in the camera of someone's Christmas morning from probably back in the 80's or early 90's. I'm sure that someone is really missing that tape :(


Post a short clip on Facebook. If that area has an online FB yard sale pages that would be a great start.
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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:09 pm

Wow! Thanks everyone for the quick responses!

I managed to find a used Digital8 on eBay for $99, so I went for it. But thanks to all of you kind people regardless!
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Re: Digital8 to MPEG or DVD

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:26 pm

momoffduty wrote:
Post a short clip on Facebook. If that area has an online FB yard sale pages that would be a great start.


I don't have the tape anymore, went to the thrift store with the camera...

Glad you got that taken care of Steve :)
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