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Video Capture

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by allanc, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. allanc

    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    Hi All,

    I need to get set up to do video capture from VHS so I can convert to DVD. There seems to be a dazzling array of products for doing this. Any suggestions? I think one that connects through a USB would be most useful for me.
     
  2. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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  3. Laramie In MT

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    If by random chance you're in the market for a video camera, you can do it that way. You just hook up your VCR to your camera and record the to the DV tape then capture it on your computer and burn to dvd.

    In my experience, with PCI capture cards and the external USB ones, there is a lot of audio/video sync problems. Recording from your VCR onto a digital video tape is a decent choice. Cheap camcorders can be had for 200-300.

    You're likely to spend 60-120 on a capture card and then be un happy about the performance.

    Option B)
    Buy a home DVD recorder. I got one for roughly 200. You can hook up your vcr and make the copies that way, also, you can use it on your tv to record any programs you like. Also a 2 for 1 if you're in the market for it.

    Just my .02