This is what I've got.
My sister-in-law has a bunch of 8mm tapes and some hi8 tapes of her kids when they were growing up.
She wanted me to see if I could transfer these to dvd for her.
She doesn't have the original camera so I had her to text my wife what sort of tapes she had.
So after knowing what she had, I bought a Sony hi8 camera off ebay
....thinking that the one I bought would be able to transfer to dvd.
The camera model I got is Sony trv138...which is a hi8 camera.
Yet all I see is noise when putting in the tapes in the camcorder.
Now here is the strange thing, it will record and playback whatever I record...on one of her tapes.
I have read in the manual it can use the 8mm, hi8 or digital8 tapes.
What I don't know is why this camera will not play what has been already recorded.
So I don't know if the camcorder..something is wrong with it or whether her original camcorder was
a hi8 or a 8mm or a digital8.
How do I go about figuring this out?
How could I tell if something is wrong with this camcorder?
List me some models that will play everything...that looks like what I need at this point.