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KevinK

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Converting VHS onto computer, got everything connected and working - just need a program to capture the video. Used both powerdirector and ulead(came with disk). Power director is using up too much space for the video files no matter what format I save to, and ulead is just rubbish keeps crashing.

So need a program that will capture video and save to a relatively small file size - any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

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The thing is saving it as a smaller file you will loose quality
It's video from a VHS (tape) though so the quality isn't the best anyway - no matter what output I choose in these programs it will look the same as the original quality is pretty poor.
 
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It will still be a big file....I captured all my videos and I used a External drive for that. When you say it is all set up how are you connecting it to your PC?
 

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It will still be a big file....I captured all my videos and I used a External drive for that. When you say it is all set up how are you connecting it to your PC?
Scart to composite video then to the EasyCap I have - I know it will be big but it was over 10gb and that was just as a long play AVI!
 
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Yea the problem is that it is VHS......it will be a big file I'm afraid.......If you have a program like Pinnacle you can convert the video to a smaller file afterwards
 

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How big though, I'm mean it's doing 10 minutes and taking up 2 gig? Surely there's a file that can make it smaller.
 
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