I'm having problems with a class project. We were supposed to film a fake commercial and then transfer it to a vhs tape so we could take it to class. A person in the group had a new Sony Handicam so we used that. When we were done I took the tape home to edit it because I have a camcorder but it's an older Sharp camcorder that also uses Hi8 tapes. I planned on using the old camcorder to play the tape and edit it on to a vhs tape. But when I put it in the camcorder all I get is snow. Is there a compatilbilty issue with tapes from one camcorder playing in other camcorders? Even if it's the same format tape?. Could please answer?