VHS home video saved to a computer?

October 8, 2011 at 18:47:12
Specs: Windows XP
I was wondering how to get a home video on VHS, or a mini VHS tape, converted onto the computer as a file so I can edit it with my other digital home videos and save them all to DVD? I know it sounds complicated, but they're old VHS and it would be excellent if they could all be saved to the computer so I can edit them, and mix them with the new digital home videos we have so they can be put together onto one disc. Thanks.

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October 9, 2011 at 00:11:08
There are a number of products around that will do the job, but you will need a VCR to play the tapes on and then a bit id kit to connect between your VCR, using phono connections usually, and your PC, using USB. The one I've used for years is called Pinnacle Dazzle which includes pretty good video editing software in the package.

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October 9, 2011 at 00:17:46
... with the right hardware to hook-up to the video recorder or tv it's easily done, I used this (old now) also has tv aerial inlet on other side.

... there are smaller usb stick types on the market or perhaps your tv card may work(?)

... the device came with software to capture movie to save in selection of formats.
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October 13, 2011 at 15:40:49
Thanks. :)

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