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You'd not only need a camera, but some way to get the footage into your computer to edit... and make sure your graphics card can deal with the footage... then you'd need the software to edit it with... You might be better off having a company transfer to tape to dvd, then buying a software package that can edit the file they make for you. Once the file is digitized, they you should be able to do what you want with it.
If you find a place to digitize it for you, find out what file format they use and then buy an editor that can handle that kind of file.
I actually had purchased a Sony Hi8 playback/record deck to help me edit tapes, but it was so cumbersome that I never really got into it. A company that specializes in doing tape to disk transfers would do a lot better job for you, and cost you less than a camera.
I'm assuming you're dealing with analog Hi8 footage, not digital cameras that used Hi8 tapes as a storage media. Either way, you're probably better off having someone do it for you, then doing some editing yourself.