I have an old Hitachi VHS vm-1200e camcorder

This machine would not know macrovision if it fell over it,
this would allow me to do my friends vhs tapes onto dvd..

like Donny Osmond in technicolor dreamcoat should be preserved :

problem is the a/v cable is missing, every avenue to replace it
has come to naught so far.
the connector has to have 8pins input and it looks a bit like s-video,
any help on were to get a replacment or how to get one made up would
be appreciated.??