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  1. Hi,

    I have several Hi8 tapes from the 20e century and can borrow a 8mm camera to play the tapes and record it with software on the disk of my laptop. My question is whether I need to have a Hi8 camera instead of a 8mm camera to get the best quality picture as possible? Of is the 8mm camera OK and so enough.

    anyway suggestion(s) is welcome!

    Thanks for the response.
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    If these Hi8 tapes were recorded with a Hi8 camera, then yes you really need a Hi8 or Digital8 camera. Back in the day, you could record normal Video8 video on Hi8 tapes, which means it could be played back on a Video8 machine. But if it's Hi8 video on a Hi8 tape, then a Video8 machine won't be enough.
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  3. Hi Karma, thanks for the response. I am going to look for a Hi8 camera. Do you have so a suggestion for simple free recording software to get the video on the PC. I bought a set, software and cable, at a super market for 18 dollar. It works fine but any suggestion is welcome
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    AmaRecTV or Virtualdub. I'm a former Virtualdub user but after having to deal with the well know audio shifting, I moved to AmaRecTV which doesn't have the same problems. Use Amarectv 2.31 over the newer one.
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