Hi-8 tape machines

My old camcorder has stopped working and I have a few tapes I never got round to transferring to the computer for editing. some of the footage I did transfer was lost due to hard drive failure. is there a machine that can accept Hi-8 tapes and connect directly to a computer to allow video data to transfer from the tape to the computer?

Some of the Digital8 camcorders will also read Hi8. They output DV in an AVI container over FireWire (a format most editors handle nicely). You won’t find any new ones though. I don’t know which models work and don’t work but you might check the ‘Capturing’ or ‘Restoration’ forums at videohelp.com.