I was looking for an old video edit that was not in my digital records, so I pulled out the old camcorder to check the 8mm tapes. When I plugged the camcorder into our new Windows 7 PC, a Windows Live Gallery dialogue box popped up giving some options for importing the video. One of the options was “make DVD of the entire tape”.
I tried it and it works like a charm. It broke the 60 minutes of video into about 18 chapters and created a menu with preview video. WOOT! I’ve got about 15 hours of 8mm recordings from 1992 – 2005. I’ll be transferring them all to DVD in the next few months.
BTW, I found the brief video project I was looking for :