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    I'm in the USA but have many 8mm tapes to archive from a Sony TR2200E Pal Camcorder. The analog outs work but I get no signal from the s-vhs out. I checked the cable (newly bought) on another camcorder and it works. I don't recall if I ever successfully used the s-vhs out on this camcorder. I may have tried a few times in the long ago past when I was using it. Now I read s-vhs is superior to analog. When I'm back overseas I can look for another pal 8mm I guess but I tend to favor using the camcorder that most of the tapes were made in. I've had a lot of trouble in variations of I guess head alignment as I've archived my other minidv tapes. Do you think I should just go ahead and do analog. It's pretty time consuming and I'd prefer not to do it all over again. Thanks for any tips.
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    Originally Posted by hpcampr View Post
    I'm in the USA but have many 8mm tapes to archive from a Sony TR2200E Pal Camcorder.
    Are you sure?
    Video8, Hi8, or Digital8 recordings?

    The analog outs work
    From Hi8, all outputs are analog.

    but I get no signal from the s-vhs out.
    You mean s-video (chroma/luma separated video), not S-VHS (another entirely different tape format).

    Now I read s-vhs is superior to analog.
    That makes no sense.
    s-video (black DIN cable) is superior to composite (yellow wire)

    When I'm back overseas I can look for another pal 8mm I guess
    You can source PAL Hi8 decks on eBay in USA.

    but I tend to favor using the camcorder that most of the tapes were made in.
    This is often a mistake, especially for VHS formats.

    Do you think I should just go ahead and do analog.
    Hi8 is analog.

    It's pretty time consuming
    How so? All video is realtime, even DV transfer.
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