Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I have a bunch of Hi-8 and Digital 8 tapes that I'd like to transfer to a PC/DVD usable format. Most of these recording, about 40 hours total, were recorded 15 or more years ago and I have not shot much if any video since then. I have a Sony Digital 8 camcorder (DCR-TRV510) that, as I recall, will be able to replay the Hi-8 tapes but am uncertain of the process for transferring from camcorder to PC so that the video can be editted and burned to DVD. I also have Adobe Premere Elements 4.0 and did a little editting a year ago using video recorded on my digital camera (Canon PowerShot G9) but have not used it since then.
So, the questions:
1. Can I use the camcorder to transfer the Hi-8 and Digital 8 tapes to the PC for direct editting?
2. If the camcorder is not capable, or if another approach is preferred, what hardware/software would be preferred to convert to PC readable format for latter editting?
3. Is Adobe Premere Elements 4.0 sufficient to preform the video editting of the uploaded video?