Summary: I bought one of these from Amazon when the HI-8 camera I'd used to shoot my home movies and a HI-8 player I had both died and I needed something to use to dub the HI-8 tapes I'd recorded onto computer files. The first camera arrived and didn't work properly. Picture fuzzy and sound distorted. So I sent it back and ordered another one from Amazon. The second one worked the first time I tried it. But it was a few months before I had time to start transferring footage.
Summary: I would of liked very much to have given a video review, however this was impossible as the camcorder that i purchased did not note that the camcorder no longer had the capabilities of recording. This only came to my attention when I received the camcorder from the owner who supplied a letter stating that this was a good buy even though the recording capabilities no longer worked.
Summary: I had this camcorder before the hing on the tape got stuck. I knew this was a good buy. I love this camera its not as sharp as the latest dvd's but it does give really good picture quality. It also has night vision which not a lot of camcorders have. Thanks again.
Perfect to convert older 8mm or Hi8 tapes to DVD/PC
17 March 2011
Summary: I originally bought one new and used it for ten years with NO problems. It still worked like new when I sold it on eBay this month after converting all of my Hi8 tapes. It is perfect for transferring older Video 8 or Hi8 camcorder tapes to DVD or PC.
Summary: Camcorder was bought for transfering Hi8 tapes to digital format. Worked great. Unfortunately no cables but no big deal. I should have asked. Very happy with transaction and speed of shipping.
Summary: Sony Handycam CCD - TRV68 For its age this was one of the state of the art cameras available Most manufacture dates are 2001 so it is after the modification date for the infamous Sony X-Ray Cameras. This camera does not have the half on trick for Xray but using the correct 37 mm IR lenses you can get it to do Xray. As far as using this camera to transfer your old Hi8 tapes to other media it works well.