I have recently purchased a Sony TRV65E Hi-8 camcorder, which I am very pleased with. However, I am struggling to find a cheap and easy way to digitise the footage onto my Mac.
I also own a Sony TRV17E mini DV camcorder and I have heard that it is possible to use a mini DV camera as a deck and then transfer this onto the computer using a firewire cable (which I already own and have used frequently to digitise mini DV footage). However, I am not sure how I could connect the two cameras so that the footage from the Hi-8 would play through the mini DV. It doesn't help either that I know nothing about cables!
These are the sockets available on the TRV65E Hi-8 camcorder
And these are the ones available on the TRV17E mini DV camcorder
Any advice on how/what cables I can use to connect the two cameras so that the Hi-8 can play through the mini DV would be very helpful!
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That model DV camera has no input connectors. It will not work.
Ah alright, what do you mean by input connectors? And do you know any other relatively cheap models that I could use and how I could do it? Sorry for all the questions but I'm a newbie and I really want to get this footage digitised
Most of the time, those connections are one way. Either incoming or outgoing. For a Dvcam to work for what you want, it has to have 3 features: an input compatible with your other cam's output, "analog passthrough" capability, and a dv/FireWire output. Yours has the last, but not the first 2.
Get a digital8 cam instead.
Get a canopus/gv adc-100 or similar converter box to go between the hi8 cam & pc.
Get an analog capture card.
(If you only have a few) use a service
Thank you for the advice! I've been doing a bit of poking around about Canopus and I was just wondering whether I should by a ADVC - 100 or an ADVC - 110, I can't seem to figure out what the difference between the two is