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chalkdusty 08-06-2017 11:56 AM

Old 8mm cassette recordings
 
I wonder if there is a way to convert old 8mm home video to digital format. I've got a couple dozen tapes that I wouldn't mind having SOME of the video transferred, but not all of it. Is there a device I could use to do this myself?

KeyKid 08-06-2017 01:02 PM

8mm video recordings
 
I'm following this because I have possession of the family movies and want to know how to do it.

MathWA 08-06-2017 02:11 PM

Take them to Costco Photo. They convert VHS and 8mm to DVD's but I dont think you can designate parts of tapes to convert. They just take the tapes and convert whatever is on them. I doubt you will find a better price but it does take about 3-4 weeks.

BigwigRabbit 08-06-2017 02:22 PM

If you still want to do it yourself, you'll need a video capture device (available on Amazon for ~$40). You'll also need software that you can get for $50 -$200, or you can use open source software for free (you have to be careful installing freeware). Then just go to town. The time consuming part is the editing process.


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