Very easy to transfer Video8/Digital8 cassettes to the computer!
5 July 2013
Summary: This was even better than I expected. I'm using the Camcorder to transfer old Video8 cassettes to my computer. Since this is a Digital8 camcorder, it has a firewire output that digitalizes the video on the fly. That means I can plug this camcorder directly on my computer and transfer my videos without any additional capture hardware. Very cool, money saving and time saving! Other than that, the quality is really good (it's still an old camcorder but I notice no loss).
I'm quite fortunate to have found this great camera at a reasonable price!
7 February 2013
Summary: The camera works well in so far as playback is concerned. The recorded video resolution is not like new but I think it will be OK when I clean the recording heads. I am generally happy with the purchase. I have a camera identical to the one I purchased so I am quite familiar with it's capabilities. I bought this camera as I have many tapes that must be converted to DVD and I wanted a back-up to my camera.
Summary: Just purchased my second one of these. My original unit still works but, after eight years, is starting to have some issues with the top pad and the power switch. My first unit has not been a closet queen either, having spent many a mile bouncing around the back country of Death Valley National Park. Whether duct taped to the T-top of my Subaru Brat, attached to the bumper of my S-10 Blazer or under 30 pounds of crap in my backpack. And it never failed me. NOT ONCE!
Summary: I am a paranormal researcher and this was a great find to add to my toolbox. using video equipment is a vital part of what I do while investigating and having the right piece is very important.
Summary: I love this camcorder..It is very user friendly with great features.The large swing out view finder is good for walking and taping at the same time, the slow motion play back is cool to see things that might be missed in real time or to better analyze certain shots..
Summary: I purchased it used,but it works pretty good. It has all the bells and whisles,but did not come with a Owners Manual, something you might want to consider when buying used items. But all&all a very nice Camcorder.. Thanks SJ..