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).
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 love this camera. The one I bought is a direct replacement for one I bought in 2000. It developed a few issues and can't be worked on anymore, so I needed a replacement to keep going with. I love the NightShot feature. On a previous trip to some Mayan Ruins in Mexico, I used that feature to capture some vido of some HUGE spiders inside of one of the buildings. I have an extended battery that lasts through at least two tapes of recording.
Summary: Works great for copying my analog tapes onto the PC. Works great for copying my analog tapes onto the PC. Works great for copying my analog tapes onto the PC. Works great for copying my analog tapes onto the PC. Works great for copying my analog tapes onto the PC.
Summary: I purchased this particular video cam to replace an existing exact same model Sony video cam that I have owned for over 10 years. The existing video cam served me trouble free during that time and I used the cam constantly. I tried some of the newer cams but returned them to the store where I purchased them after several days.