I have 2 8mm camcorders. On output to a computer when using one of the camcorders, I observe a mild, grainy, flickery horizontal waviness (more so than just the fact that it's just a less than broadcast image) that comes and goes when outputting to the computer. However, it looks perfectly fine going to a TV. The other camcorder doesn't have this problem.
In both cases, using the same cable, which is fitting tightly on both the cam and capture card. The only variable is the cam.
Any ideas as to why there would be a problem outputting to a computer and not a tv? And why one and not the other?
FWIW, the problem cam is an RCA Pro 8, the other is a Sony Handycam CCD-FX630.