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    Default Converting VHS to DVD

    I have some VHS tape that i wanna convert and save to DVD so when the tapes wear out i still have a digital copy of it.


    I would like to preserve the quality of VHS when converting to DVD. Yup i know VHS quality is not good to begin with but i just wanna make sure i dont loose quality during conversion.

    What hardware or software do i need for this. I dont wanna buy those bulky DVD+R player that has VCR built in so u could do direct recording.

    Someone mentioned to me getting tuner card for PC to connect to VCR RCA connection slots. Are there more easier and cheaper way of doing this

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    Just as long as its a capture card and its got some kind of video in on it, it'll work. And just as long as you get the right connections/cables, it'll work

    Altho, it maybe hard to find a program to record it with, unless 1 comes with it

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    Here are two ways that work well:

    1 - If you have (access to) a digital camera and it allows passive pass-through, it will convert and digitise your VCR's analog output so you can store the results on a (preferably second) hard drive. Yields excellent results.

    2 - For this you'll need a little converter box such as a Canopus ADVC 110 for high-quality analog/digital video conversion. If you have a solid, reasonably fast PC, this device will convert with virtually no dropped frames. You can buy them in NZ, sometimes on TradeMe. Excellent results. When you're done you can sell it again

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    I convert VHS to DVD by using my DVD/HD recorder. Connect VHS player to it then record to HD then burn to DVD.
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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    This is if you have a lot of tapes to do this, you can simply buy/rent a dvd/vcr combo recorder. Panasonic has a good one.
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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/C...-222779566.htm

    Use that, save to computer then convert to DVD with DVD Flick.

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    I used Sonic's MyDVD once, i.e a software approach. But time consuming, for customization, 2nd pass, etc. There are software's, but many today require purchase, and/or require free combination software. Convert VHS to DVD (Tutorial) if interested....
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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    Bought a similar thing from Off the Back. It's useless.Sound out of sync and tracks across the picture.Went back to feeding through my Sony video camera.

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    I wouldnt bother with anything USB for transferring video/audio. It'll probably always be out of sync

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    Default Re: Converting VHS to DVD

    Really? I've tried it a few times and it works fine..

    There was even a review on a similar product in PC World

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