Hi8DateTime creates subtitles with the date (and times)
of each scene
that you can turn on and off, after capturing your favorite Hi8 home
movies with standard video editing software. Hi8 tapes must be
recorded with RC Timecode.
Hi8DateTime automation controls the
camcorder using the included LANC control
cable and extracts the date and time at high speed while the tape is on
fast forward to produce a list of date/time values, one for
each tape counter value. For example:
0:00:01 03:45:51PM FEB 6 1994
0:00:02 03:45:52PM FEB 6 1994
0:00:03 03:45:53PM FEB 6 1994
0:00:04 03:45:54PM FEB 6 1994
0:00:05 03:45:55PM FEB 6 1994
Hi8DateTime synchronizes the tape counter value offset with start of
the captured video and creates an output file in SAMI sub-title
format. Synchronization accuracy is significantly enhanced when
Hi8DateTime is used together with Pinnacle Studio .SCN files.
View the captured videos
with Windows Media
Player (WMP) and turn the dates and times on and off using
the “subtitle” function in the player. (For further information see
Understanding SAMI 1.0
Convert the SAMI subtitle output to other formats
suitable for other video players with third party utilities. (not
In addition, Hi8DateTime will index and log a Hi8 tape
by producing a list of scenes, their start and end timecodes (HH:MM:SS),
their recording date, and the start and end time of day in under 15
minutes elapsed time (timing for CCD-TR101, other models may vary).
Hi8DateTime comes as a software/hardware bundle that
includes either a serial to LANC or a USB to LANC control cable.
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We have done extensive testing on the Sony CCD-TR101. Camcorders
with the following features will work with Hi8DateTime:
- the camcorder has the DATA CODE function. This function
records the date/time when video taping and later
shows the date or time during play back when the Date or Time
button (or DATA CODE button) is pressed.
- the camcorder has an A/V out, with an optional S-Video plug.
- the camcorder has a LANC (or Control-L) Remote Connection. This
feature is used to control the camcorder.
The following Sony NTSC handycams will work with Hi8DateTime as they have
DATA CODE, RC Time Code and LANC: CCD-SC55 CCD-TR101 CCD-TR2300 CCD-TR3000 CCD-TR3300
CCD-TR3400 CCD-TR555 CCD-TR700 CCD-TR910 CCD-TRV101 CCD-TRV81
CCD-TRV99 CCD-V801 CCD-VX3 .
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The following Hi8 PAL Sony camcorder models will work with
Hi8DateTime as they have DATA CODE, RC Time Code and LANC : CCD-SC55E CCD-TR2200E
CCD-TR2300E CCD-TR3100E CCD-TR3200E CCD-TR3300E CCD-TR3400E CCD-TR555E
CCD-TR825E CCD-TR845E CCD-TRV69E CCD-TRV77E.
We also believe the the following models will work with
Hi8DateTime: CCD-TR805E, CCD-TR2200, CCD-TR3000E, CCD-VX1E,
CCD-TR2000E, CCD-TR3E, CCD-V600E, CCD-V800E, CCD-V800E, CCD-V6000.
We will be happy to work with you to confirm.
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