Good evening gents. I am in the process of digitising a number of analog video tapes. To be precise, they were shot on a Sony Video8 camcorder that is approximately 15 years old. It does not even have an S video output. It is strictly a composite out device. There are two options available to make this easy.
The first would be a Sony Digital 8 camcorder which of course has a Firewire connection. Most, but not all, would play Video8 and Hi8 tapes. This allowed the Firewire connection to pass a nice DV-AVI file to the pc for editing. Some of the Digital 8 models did NOT read Video8 tapes so you would need to be sure.
The second would be a Canon Mini Dv like a ZR 40 or ZR 80. Other brands and models could be considered but the Canons had a very good reputation. Again, some of them had "analogue pass through" which allowed composite analogue signals to be inputted to the cam and then transferred in real time via the Firewire connection. Some other Mini Dv camcorders only allowed analogue capture to the tape itself and then you have to transfer to pc later. Again via Firewire.
Sorry to be so detailed but you kind of need to know what specifics it needs. If you have something you think may work PM me and let me know. I have tried eBay but condition and prices are beyond deciphering. Crazy.
Rules; Continental U.S. shipping only. No exceptions. I am also limiting this to members with one year or more good standing. This is an unusual item for BST and I want no misunderstandings. Thanks and I hope we can work something out.