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.