I have a Hi8 video from when my second daughter was born and something was wrong with the tape. You can see video if you press play and then fast foreward. At just play you have the normal audio. IS there a way to record the video in Premiere pro or something else and break apart the sound. I know you would have some distortion but at least we would have some video. I have searched for about 12 years now and nothing has come up as a possibility. Thanks for any suggestions.
Harm solution will only work when the dv camera has analog in.
Another way is to find yourself a second hand Sony Digital 8 camera that can play Hi8 tapes (not all of them can)
You can connect the camera via firewire to the pc and capture directly into Premiere.
I do a lot of transfers from Hi8 to DVD for customers. I started having the exact issue you're seeing and the problem was a bad head on the Hi8 camera and not the tape. I suggest trying the tape on a different camcorder.
Hi, Ann - came across your response in this thread. I am trying to import/transfer Hi8 video onto my harddrive for use in Adobe Premiere Elements 9. I do have my old Sony camcorder (CCD-TRV65). Would there be a firewire option for a camera this old? It looks like the only output options are the red, white, and yellow ports or an "S video" port, but what would I use to transfer to computer? I have a pretty new Dell Studio XPS, so I'm not sure if the technology between the camera and computer is so old that there is a good option.
Old forum discussion, message now gone, but here's the summary
Matt with Grass Valley Canopus in their tech support department stated that the model 110 will suffice for most hobbyist. If a person has a lot of tapes that were played often the tape stretches and the magnetic coding diminishes. If your goal is to encode tapes in good shape buy the 110, if you will be encoding old tapes of poor quality buy the model 300
Both the 110 and 300 are two way devices so you may output back to tape... if you don't need that, look at the model 55
http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc55 One Way Only to Computer
http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc110 for good tapes, or
http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc300 better with OLD tapes
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