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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post

    Try PB tech . Surely they will have some sort of RCA/SVid to USB capture device .
    They do, there's one linked in post #4 $75. That's why I suggested trying one from aliexpress ( similar device that I've used Last year) for Around $15.

    Only down side is takes 3-4 weeks to get here. But I'd rather waste $15 than $75 if they don't work as expected

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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    If you have a PVR to record your digital TV... take a look at the back for analogue connectors. It'll do a more reliable, trouble free capture, editting and conversion of VHS to digital than any PC based gear... as long as you can then get that file off your PVR and onto HDD somehow. On my Panasonic they call it something like DR file conversion (which changes it to something like an MPEG analogue version of the original file... no appreciable loss of quality, but it gets hollywood off their backs by preventing a direct feed of digital to digital with no loss of quality).

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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    Some old school PC video cards had a input for recording vid .
    Do you have a old video card with a RCA or SVid connector ?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video-in_video-out


    How much time do you want to spend getting this to work ?
    DVDR or PVR method is just 3 cables & a few button presses .

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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    I play the VHS tapes through a connected Sony Cam-Corder which converts the output to digital, than use a Firewire cable to capture to my PC.
    The video can then be edited and output as .AVI, MPEG-4 etc.
    Roxio also had a simple Video USB Capture device which connects the RCA or S-video outputs of a VHS player directly to the PC by USB-2 input.

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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    Same here Peter.
    Is there an equivalent of Firewire (IEEE 1394) ? I assume usb3 would be as quick, but is an adaptor from Firewire to usb3 available?

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    Default Re: VHS video to PC capture

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil McC View Post
    Same here Peter.
    Is there an equivalent of Firewire (IEEE 1394) ? I assume usb3 would be as quick, but is an adaptor from Firewire to usb3 available?
    From what I have read re: film scanners and DV cameras Firewire via USB does not work. Re: Nikon film scanners I heard that they can fry the Firewire chip in the scanner.

    Better to get a PCIe Firewire card or a card into a laptop if they still have them. I am a bit outdated with my laptop though.

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