Many 8mm video cameras have the function of audio and video outputs. The audio output jack is usually colored in red and white, while the video output jack colored in yellow. If there is a RCA jack in your video camera, you may need another connect cable which is black. If you want to make a transformation between analog and digital signals, the FireWire connection is most convenient for users because with FireWire connection, you can easily link video camera to your computer.
Make sure relevant video convertor is installed in your computer. They can capture the video in your video tapes and transfer tape to dvd. Windows operating system has this kind of software named Windows media producer which can accept the audio and video editing plans. And make sure that you have a FireWire cable which can be bought at any video camera stores.
Firstly, you should set the parameter of your software. Make sure that your software is working in recording mode. You can import the videos through browsing the direction or using some commend. Select the “from my video camera” and start your camera physically and set it on “play” mode, then you can press the start button on your video camera to play the video.
The software will capture the video during playing through the transferring by FireWire cable. The time it costs is equal to the actual length of your video. That is to say an one hour video will costs an hour to be converted. The output format is usually MPEG2, which is the standard of DVD files. Remember to save the output file on your desktop as possible as you can to make it easier for searching later. After the conversion, you can do some edit before you burn this file to your DVD discs.