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Transferring VHS tapes to DVD

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by azdood, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. azdood

    azdood Thread Starter

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    I just got a new DVD burner and would like to transfer a lot of VHS tapes to DVD but don't have a clue how to do it or where to start. I imagine I will need to download some type of program to do this and connect my VHS player to my computer in some way. If anyone knows about this process I'd really love to hear from you.

    Thanking you in advance.
    azdood [aka David]
     
  2. Deathblow

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    You would need a video capture card, or a video card with it built in. Then you just need some video capture software (normally included with card) and the cables to run from the VCR to the Card.
     
  3. azdood

    azdood Thread Starter

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    Thanks Deathblow. I'll scope out all your suggestions.
     
  4. storage_man

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    aZdood

    You can also buy an external device such as a DAZZLE 80/120. These work the same as a PCI card but connect to a USB Port. You may be disappointed however.
    I just converted 100 hrs of personal videos taken thru 1980's-1990's, and compared to my new digital video camera the quality is very poor - even though it looked pretty good back then. In 1986 I had a Panasonic Lugable and then in 1994 I bought a SONY Handicam - the comparison between the two is just unreal. The Sony has got to be 100 times better than the old Panasonic. But whats really cool is my new Panasonic MINIDV camera is at least 200 times better than the old SONY. The costs between a USB or PCI card devices are minimal. So enjoy your conversion.

    Storage_man
     
  5. barnnyardd

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    i use adaptec video oh. you connect your vcr to it with rca plugs and then connects to your pc with a usb cord. came with all needed software and easy to use.cost about 70.00 after rebates.
     
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