Convert Digital8 Tapes to Files

“What program converts Sony Digital8 Handycam tapes to digital files?”
Many programs will capture the footage of Digital8 (and MiniDV) tapes allowing you to convert them to digital files. One of the easiest to use is Windows Movie Maker, which is included with both Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you have minimal editing to do to the files, my favorite solution is to capture Digital8 tapes with WinDV and then save out the files to a smaller format using VirtualDub. No matter what method you use, make sure your computer has a FireWire port for capturing from the camcorder.

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