Solved vcr recorder to my computer how to diagram

August 11, 2011 at 03:09:30
Specs: Windows XP
I have several VCR cassettes. Can you suggest the best and easiest way to link the video to the computer. diagram if possible

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#1
August 11, 2011 at 08:59:24
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You need a piece of hardware that can convert your analogue videos into a digital format - the one I've used in the past is from a company called 'Dazzle' - you just connect the phono plugs to the rear of your VCR and then plug the USB connector into your pc.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
August 11, 2011 at 09:38:50
That sounds simple enough. Although I have a box of plugs and leads, there is not one with the usb end among them. I will put it on my shopping list
Thank you.
I will let you know how I get on.

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#3
August 11, 2011 at 12:16:27
I think you missunderstood what Johnr was saying. It's not just a cord with a USB plug on one end and rca plugs on the other. You need a physical device like Dazzle that converts a video and audio signal into a digital signal that inputs through the USB ports. You also need the software that goes along with it.

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#4
August 11, 2011 at 22:57:55
Yes, if you click on the word 'Dazzle'in my earlier post you will see what you need. You should get some software with it - Pinnacle Studio I believe - thouhg you can also use Windows Movie Maker.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#5
August 12, 2011 at 01:22:59
John
I got this program with my web cam. I gave it a try and it seems to be able to convert programs. I will check out your Dazzle. I will still need a scart /usb lead though
Thank you

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#6
August 12, 2011 at 02:29:08
No, if your vcr only has scart output then you need a scart to phono adapter to use Dazzle. You won't find anything that connects directly from scart (or phono) to USB, you still need some sort of video capture device like Dazzle - I only mention them because it's the one I use & is readily available, there are probably others around.

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