I have a library (40) of Hi8 home video tapes that I would like to archive to DVD-R using my new Pany DMR-E95H which has S-Video & (IEEE 1394) Firewire inputs. I’m trying to maintain reference picture quality before these 10 year old tapes start to deteriorate. My old Sony Hi8 is running ok but it only has an S-Video out. I was considering buying a Digital8 camera to replace my Hi8 and also use it to archive these tapes to DVD-R. But, the manual on the Sony DCRTRV480 says, “You may not be able to create a DVD from an 8mm tape if it contains pictures recorded in a format other than Digital8 format”. Has anyone already tried this?