More info on the equipment you now have would be of help. Eg. You say you want to copy your OLD Hi8 tapes. I read this as, you have now moved on to Digital. Am I right. Some digital camers have a pass through facility to allow you to convert analogue video to digital to get it onto the computer. That is what I use. Then you can use any video editing program to clean up you video and put it out to CD or DVD.Early this year,I think, the cover disc had Ulead video 7 as a freebie. I have used it and it is OK. Anyway give us more info on your computer and camera gear and I am sure we can help you to get the answer you need. There are very many options.