I took dozens of Hi8 tapes over the years and want to transfer them to DVD. Which would provide the highest quality?
1) My old camcorder still works, and provides S-video output. I also have a Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder with S-video input and a hard drive. I can definitely use the two to burn DVD's, but the weak link in the chain might be the S-video bridge between the two.
2) I could also buy a new Digital 8 camcorder that can play the Hi8 and output directly to my computer using firewire or USB.
Thank you for your advice. Some of these were from car races in the 90's that my friends haven't seen in years.