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Transferring 8mm video to p.c.

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  • Video
  • Computers
  • Burner
  • CD-Rom
  • Windows 7
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November 5, 2012 12:25:26 AM

I would like to transfer my 8mm video to computer so I can burn a cd

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November 5, 2012 12:34:11 AM

Most likely you will need encodeing software to do that.
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November 5, 2012 12:43:40 AM

You need a video capture card to first convert the video from analog to digital format. These aren't necessarily cards anymore - they can be USB devices now.

Then you will likely need encoding software since the default encoder which comes with most video capture cards create an MPEG2 file (very high quality, low compression - basically DVD). If you want an AVI which fits on a CD, you will need to re-encode it.

VideoHelp.com is a good site for tools and guides for all steps of this process.
http://www.videohelp.com/
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a b $ Windows 7
November 5, 2012 12:44:34 AM

Read this link:

http://hometheater.about.com/od/camcorders/qt/8mmhi8qui...

There are other sites basically stating the same thing. You need a device to play the videos that has the capability of using a patch cable between that device and your PC. And some software to record / edit the digitized copy. Or get a transfer service to do it.

Your choices depend on how many you have to transfer.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 5, 2012 12:49:54 AM

Plus your computer will do better if it has a good amount of ram.
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