I just bought a Roxio Creator that has the gizmo that enables you to convert VHS and Hi-8 tapes to DVD.

I have numerous Hi-8 tapes and 5 Mini DV tapes.

My Hi-8 camera broke; it was a Sony with stereo sound and an S cable. I bought another Sony used for $40.00 but did not notice that it had only mono sound and also did not have the S cable.

Will the video be of better quality if I use a Hi-8 camera that has the S cable? At this point it did not matter if the sound was mono.