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Convert PAL video to digital

August 27, 2014 at 08:46:14
Specs: Linux x86_64, AMD8-core
Hi all,

I have old video taken with Song Video 8 Handycam CCD-F380E
photo - sony_video8.JPG
(I hope the handycam still working)

Is there any any way converting the PAL video to digital? If YES, please advise HOW. Pointers would be appreciated.

Sony PlayMemories Home is FREE but for Windows.
Freeware which enables photos and videos to be easily managed and edited on PC.

Are there similar application on Open Source for Linux?



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August 28, 2014 at 11:25:48
sony_video8.JPG is a photo or an animation, not a video.

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August 28, 2014 at 17:59:28
Many photography stores will convert video tape to DVD or Blu-Ray. Even large department stores Like Target or Walmart can do it. I'm assuming you're not in the U.S. though since you mentioned it's in PAL format so I'm not sure what department stores you have at your location.

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August 28, 2014 at 19:06:14
Hi all,

Thanks for your advice.

Sony Service Center here provides this service duplicating V8/VHS tape to DVD. I found this info when contacting them for purchasing the old model DVD recorder with Hard-drive.


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August 30, 2014 at 21:27:25
You can purchase a video capture device (make sure it has inputs to suit your camera) that will use its built-in analog-to-digital convertor before creating files to be saved to your hard drive. Some devices need to be installed, using an available PCI slot, while others are plug and play via USB. I'd avoid some of the cheap, hit and miss ones you find on eBay and the like. With these devices, the term "you get what you pay for" is spot on. Brands like Hauppage, for one, are the most reliable.

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August 31, 2014 at 01:00:25
Hi all,

Thanks for your advice. My Sony V8 camera can't work anymore therefore I have no hardware to play the V8 tapes.

I have many V8 tapes. Some have been converted to VHS but not all. Now I have both V8 and VHS tapes.

Several hours before I visited an electronic shop selling 2nd hand hardwares. I found VHS players, not expensive costing about $80. But there is no gurantee. The player can connect to TV set. To connect computer I need a capture card or an old TV tuner card.

If I found a second hand V8 player I may get it as a toy to see whether I can do something treating the V8 tape. Otherwise I will bring all tapes to Sony for duplication. They will duplicate the tapes on DVD which I and play back on TV


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September 17, 2014 at 05:33:30
The only problem with someone else doing it for you, you will get all the shaking and blurry scenes also that are on your video. You have bought another V8, so I would suggest that you get a USB capture card, that way you can edit out the stuff you don't want.

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October 4, 2014 at 16:52:22
I just bought an easycap USB and it works great with my sony handycam :-)

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