posted on May, 21 2008 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by sequence
Sequence. I'm glad you've returned to the thread
I'm glad to hear you are okay
JRitzman is right, the tape can also be transferred to digital rather easily. I'm not sure about your specific model of Video 8 Recorder, but many
of them have a video output port. You can use this to connect to a PC, and transfer your film that way. You would need a software program for
recording video on your computer. There may be a freeware program already on your computer that you can use. Your computer would also need to be
setup to receive the video, meaning you'd need some kind of video input port, and a cable adapter between your camera and computer.
Your camera doesn't have to be new and fancy to make such a connection, if you've got the right ports
At any rate, JRitzman is a trustworthy individual, and if you have to part with the tape, he's a good choice. He'll get it back to you when he's
done with it also.
But I would try to back it up digitally if possible, and keep a copy for yourself too. If your camcorder doesn't have the appropriate output port,
you most likely can take the tape somewhere and have it done, or use the tape in a different camcorder with the appropriate port (or a vcr, most of
these have a video output port in the back.
Mostly I'm happy to see you are okay and ready to get your video footage out there. I'm proud of what you're doing, and I highly recommend using
JRitzman as you're go to guy