Summary: I purchased this camcorder to transfer some old VHS and 8mm tapes to my computer. Using a firewire cable, I was able to transfer all my 8mm tapes directly to my computer. I was able to use Windows Movie Maker to capture the footage via firewire, and the software was able to control the camera. This was great because I could skip segments that I did not want to transfer. I also hooked up a VCR to the camcorder and recorded those onto a digital Hi8 tape.
Summary: I needed a good Camcorder to video classes at seminars and I needed a Sony trv 480. I found it on Amazon.com. I ordered it and received it with in a week. It was in good condition and work well. I had a good purchase through Amazon.com, and when I need something else I will look to Amazon.com DR John Farmer Tag Suggestions (click to add): camcorder, sony dcr, digital 8, digital8, photography, video, sony camcorder, dvd camcorder, dvd recorder Sony DCR-TRV480 Digital8...
Go Digital and Still Play Your Old 8mm and Hi8 Video Tapes.
18 June 2009
Summary: This camera not only takes great video, but it is also versatile enough to play all of your old 8mm and Hi8 tapes. This was a very strong reason behind our purchasing this camera. It captures digital video on Digital8 media to produce sharp, high quality recordings. It has a 20X optical/990x digital zoom and an option for Night Shot as well as a Steady Shot Stabilization System to help make your videos smooth going. You can use it for USB Streaming.
Sony Handycam convert old analog tapes to digital output for DVD creation
Ben Quick "That fella Quick", Amazon
17 January 2009
Summary: We purchased this camera for the sole purpose of conversion of archival Hi-8 footage to digital output for DVD creation. The beauty of this camera is that it has the backward compatible features to accomplish this task effortlessly!