What can play back DA-78HR tapes? Transfer into computer?

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Joined: 01/12/2004

Hi, I rented a Tascam DA-78 for a weekend to do some audio recording. Now what I want to do is digitize my tapes and get them into a computer -- and I am trying to do so without the actual DA-78, which I'd have to rent again.

I have access to a Hi-8 deck at a professional studio, but I'm not sure if my tapes, formatted for DA-78, will output properly on a regular Hi-8 deck.

Can you tell me if my DA-78-formatted tapes will work properly in a regular Hi-8 deck?

Thanks!

--S

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Joined: 02/12/2009

No, sorry. You'll need a DA-78HR or a DA-98HR to play back the recordings. No other machine can read those tapes. Regular video Hi-8 decks don't have a chance, and older Tascam DTRS machines (DA-88, DA-38 etc) can't recognize the 24-bit format.

If you want to do a digital transfer (not analog), you'll also need a computer audio interface with TDIF (DA-78HR or DA-98HR) or AES-EBU (DA-98HR only.) An analog transfer is easier, you'll just need the appropriate cable to match your audio interface's input jacks.

(If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, I rent those machines.)

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Joined: 01/12/2004

Tony,

I'm on the East Coast. I was just Google searching for people who might be able to answer my question.

Thanks for getting back to me quickly, though. I appreciate it. :)

--S

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