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How to Connect My 8mm Sony Camcorder to My Computer

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Sony 8mm camcorders are available in two categories: older, analog-cassette video cameras and camcorders that capture video onto digital tape. The cable connections for hooking up to a computer are different on each camcorder. The older variety uses RCA-type composite AV cables, while digital tape models connect with a Firewire cable, also known as an IEEE 1394 cable. Either connection takes only a minute.

Things You’ll Need : Composite or Firewire AV cable, Computer with video card for composite jacks or Fierewire port (for digital cameras)

Connect Sony 8mm Analog Cameras

  • Turn off the camcorder and open the protective flap covering the AV jacks on the side of the unit by inserting a thumbnail under the flap edge and lifting it off.
  • Insert the colored plugs on one end of the composite cables into the matching color jacks on the Sony camcorder.