From VHS tapes to cd on my MAC

July 16, 2010 at 02:16:04
Specs: Macintosh
I have a few VHS tapes I need to put on a cd,
what software and connections do I need

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July 16, 2010 at 08:42:01
Hi there,
I've done this in the pass using TV tuners that also work as video capture devices. The brand I am using today is Elgato. It now has a product "Elgato Video Capture" that includes everything you need in one package. They also have "EyeTV Hybrid" and it captures video from a VCR or camcorder. After you capture the video you can use iMovie to edit your video and iDVD to create a true video DVD. You can just copy your video files to your CD, I am not sure if iDVD will let you create a video CD.

VHS is equivalent to 333x480 pixels and you can use this resolution for your CD. To create a DVD quality video you will need to upscale your video files to 720x4xx but this could be done at capture time choosing the right software options. Or you could do this after capture time using a video converter like Apple Quicktime Pro 7. But also there are more software converter options.

There are current cheaper TV tuners that may also capture videos, I am not selling anything to you but this is what I use and it works very well, solid, good interface and is very stable. The Eye TV 3 software included with the tuner may be on the top for Macs. I haven't tried the Video Capture device, just their TV tuners.


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