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Canon 8mm video to digital file on Windows Vista PC

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I have a Canon 8MM video camcorder that takes video on a Hi8 cassette. Is there a converter (hardware/software) I can get that will allow me to copy these Hi8 video cassettes to my Windows Vista PC so I can then burn them to a DVD?

I was searching the web and found a reference to something called "Pinnacle Studio" but I am uncertain if this is really what I need.

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.

My camcorder is a Canon ES75.


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You need to look at the outputs of the camcorder and then consider what inputs your computer has or will need. Without appropriate inputs the software is pointless anyway.

Most camcorders use Firewire AKA IEEE-1394 and most recent computers have at least one of these as standard, if not they can be added for a small cost from any decent hardware supplier.
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