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Okay... first you need some way of hooking AUD/VID RCA cables to what ever your using to play the HI 8, then if you don't have a TV in or a graphics capture card you run into trouble... if this is a one time thing you can get a cheapy graphic capture card, and do it that way with whatever software come with it, or you can get one of those USB console things you always see on TV, either way you'll need some sort of hardware to get it into the computer..... your best bet is a fully equipped kinkos, and a lot of explaining... I've noticed if you give the dip$h!ts explicitly detailed instructions they are less likely to screwup...LOL I hope this helps...and no offense intended to any kinkos employees, i've just had a recent run of bad experiences.
 

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get someone with a digital 8 camcorder, since they play back hi8 tapes and find someone with a firewire card if you dotn have one. This will enable you to capture digital video from the hi8. you will need some kind of capture program. Size adds up pretty quick with uncompressed video, so if youi want it to fit on a cd, you might need to convert the format into mpeg or something
 

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Firewire.......Adaptec has a nice firewire kit....for around $65...work oh so simple....if yout OS supports it
 

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pinnacle dc10+ is good card for capturing analogue, plug in using phono's or s-vhs cable from your hi-8 source. the card comes with software
 

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Recently I gave advice to someone who had a problem like yours...I believe a trip to Radio Shack solved their problem....I love that store, I swear I spend more time there than at home
 
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