Good quality device for digital8 video production.
9 November 2011
Summary: As a commercial video conversion company, we at tremoratv.com needed a higher end 8mm VCR capable of reading digital8 tapes. This particular model was highly rated and in the end worked to our advantage. Overall a top quality device that is serving our company well.
Summary: I bought this deck as a back-up for my SONY Digital 8mm camcorder, to ensure that I can transfer my old 8mm and D-8mm tapes to my hard drive and/or to my standalone DVD burner. Since the camcorder still works fine, this deck is great for dubbing and editing my old tapes using Firewire from camcorder to this deck, and with the digital pass-through capability, I can also play my old VHS tapes through this deck to the computer and/or DVD burner.
Summary: I am using this deck to convert all my old 8mm analog, Hi-8, and Digital-8 tapes via iLink/Firewire to digital video on my iMac as my Camcorder is getting to old. Using this with iMac and iMovie is simple and painless. Now I just need some time to edit the raw stock!
Summary: Nice portable deck, works like a charm. The iLink (firewire1394) jack and the stable play/record head makestransferring old Digital8/Video8/Hi8 tapes to my PC for DVDsa piece of cake.Abobe Premiere Pro 1.5 recognized the deck instantly on myWindows XP machine. No issues.Also, a nice bonus of this unit is being able to piggybackmy JVC S-VHS into the unit when I need to play VHS-C tapes,and utilize the iLink of this unit to capture though my PCw/o needing a Canopus or...