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Old camcorder


egapup

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Hi, I've got an old Sharp Hi8 Viewcam with several old tapes with priceless family stuff on them, I was going to buy a special lead, to connect it to my PC and put all the stuff onto dvd. If I were to buy a dvd recorder could i connect the cam to it and tranfer the recordings to a disk.
Thanks for looking.

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Kevscar1

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Depends what leads you have with the camera and whether those leads will connect to the DVD player.

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egapup

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ok....thanks

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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How would you normally view the tapes?
Video player?
You can connect scart out on video player to sart in on DVD recorder and record to disk.

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egapup

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I plug the camera into the TV to watch the tapes, I was hoping to be able to plug it into a DVD recorder and transfer the tapes onto disk.

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BT

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Most DVD recorders will have the same connections that you use for the TV (red/white/yellow sockets) somewhere. Mine has them on the front under a drop down panel, as well as on the back, which are according to the manual, precisely for the purpose of connecting a camcorder.

So you should be able to transfer your tapes with no problem, just check that the DVD recorder you intend to buy has the appropriate sockets.

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egapup

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OK, thanks, just wanted to be sure before I buy a recorder.

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