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Kube
03-26-01, 11:28 PM
Do they make adaptors to put 8mm video tapes into your VCR? Or do they only exist for VHSC?

Thanks.

lerroy
03-27-01, 12:22 AM
yes they make tape converters to put
8mm video camera tapes so that you can put them inside a VCr tape shell

to play directly through your vcr like you would a normal vcr tape

you should be able to pick one up at your local electronic store

good luck

ANDREMIKE
03-27-01, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by lerroy
yes they make tape converters to put
8mm video camera tapes so that you can put them inside a VCr tape shell

to play directly through your vcr like you would a normal vcr tape

you should be able to pick one up at your local electronic store

good luck

I am not sure about that................. I think that only works with VHS-C tapes. 8mm tapes play and record at different speeds then vhs........
Look carefully at the package and see if it says it is capable with 8mm.

knit-witt
03-27-01, 10:17 AM
You guys are thinking about VHS-C. It is the same size as regular VHS tape, just in a different shell. Thus, the ability to put it into another "shell" to view on a VHS player. 8mm is completely different.

Kube
03-27-01, 10:21 AM
So, knit-witt - "what your final answer?" Can I buy an adaptor for an 8mm tape?

ANDREMIKE
03-27-01, 10:38 AM
NO! You would have to buy a 8mm player. Or just use your camcorder..

ANDREMIKE
03-27-01, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by knit-witt
You guys are thinking about VHS-C. It is the same size as regular VHS tape, just in a different shell. Thus, the ability to put it into another "shell" to view on a VHS player. 8mm is completely different.

Let me rephrase what he said..... VHS-C tapes are the same size of 8mm but are not compatible in any way...
VHS-C record at the same speed as VHS and that is how they are able to fit inside a special VHS tape for playback on a VCR.

knit-witt
03-27-01, 10:43 AM
Use your camcorder or a 8mm player to play 8mm tapes. I usually just copy mine over to a VHS tape and keep the original 8mm stored away somewhere.

Let me rephrase what I said. VHS-C tapes are the same size tape - the acutal 'tape' width inside the cassete (is it an inch wide?, I only watch DVDs now so I don't really know) - this 'tape' is the same size. That is why an adapter works. 8mm does not equal an inch. That is why an adapter doesn't work.

[Edited by knit-witt on 03-27-01 at 07:52 AM]

Iron Chef
03-27-01, 11:42 AM
YOU CANNOT DO THIS, a VCR cannot properly read the spool of an 8mm tape because it is too small. You need to hook up your camcorder to the VCR and tape the 8mm tape on to VHS.

VHS-C (16mm tapes) can be placed into a converter and played on a VCR.

lerroy
03-27-01, 07:06 PM
im sorry but
i think i made a mistake you cannot play 8mm tapes in your vcr
only VHS-C tapes can be played they do not make adaptors for 8mm tapes

if you want to see a VHS-C adaptor follow the link below

http://www.prodcat.panasonic.com/shop/templates/square_template.asp?ModelId=2587&show_all=false&product_exists=True&active=1

sorry again Kube
i should have read your post more clearly

Kube
03-28-01, 12:44 AM
Thanks for all the info.

In this particular case I was asking for a person who doesn't actually own a camcorder but is being sent 8mm tapes. Thus the need to solve the problem with an adaptor. But alas, they do not exist.