any ideas on using a dv camcoder to allow transfering hi8 to dv format for editing int he computer? Will all camcorders so this? Most specs i have checked only show very basic details and some have composite in/out. Is there basic models that wont be suitable? I also want to pass editted video back to a vhs recorder etc. Hope you get the gist of this query. I had originally ordered a Firebird capture card pci which had dv and also an alalog section but after several months and no analog operation i had to return it for a refund. Tottallt tried everything inc reformat the pc, also tried 3 other pc;s with no joy. A friend verified the dv worked fine. An alternative might be a canopus advc-100 or 300. I allready have an early trv-880 hi8 camera that is all i really need but cant get it into the pc.