Best VHS to DVD converter/editing software

September 22, 2015 at 07:15:21
Specs: Windows 7
best vhs to dvd software 64 bit windows 7. I'd like to burn straight to a dvd and be able to edit as you go.

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#1
September 22, 2015 at 09:42:35
"I'd like to burn straight to a dvd and be able to edit as you go."
That's not really how it works. First you need a capture card to input video to your computer. Do you have one of those?
Then you record the video to your hard drive.Your capture card should come with recording software.
Next you edit the video. If your looking for good software at a decent price I would suggest AVS Video Editor. It's not expensive and has good editing capabilities. If you want the best as you've stated, then Adobe Premiere Pro is what you want but it will run you $19.99 a month and you have to sign up for a years subscription. If you do go with Premiere Pro, you can download the older version as well which has the DVD video authoring capabilities built in.
Once you have the video edited to your liking, you will need to burn it to a DVD. There are two ways to do this.If you just want to view the videos on your computer, you can burn the video files as data files. If you want to watch the DVD in a regular DVD player, then you will need to burn the DVD as a video DVD so it authors the disc properly and put the video in the correct format. Most good disc burning software will have the option to author a video DVD.

AVS Video Editor
http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Ed...

Adobe Premiere Pro
http://www.adobe.com/products/premi...

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#2
September 22, 2015 at 10:11:08
How do I determine if I have a capture card?
Thank you

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#3
September 22, 2015 at 11:34:48
I looked at the avs editor and want to know if the capture card comes with that?

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#4
September 22, 2015 at 12:41:21
Question #1 : How do I determine if I have a capture card?
Answer #1: Look here for instructions.

Question #2: I looked at the avs editor and want to know if the capture card comes with that?
Answer #2 No. They sell software only - Read Avs4you FAQ HERE

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#5
September 22, 2015 at 12:59:35
ok..I don't have IEEE 1394 OHCI card. Where do I get this if it is what I need?

Thanks.......


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#6
September 22, 2015 at 13:19:28
Do google search for ohci-compliant ieee-1394 dv card

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#7
September 22, 2015 at 13:29:44
Ok....all I can see are cards that have to be installed inside the laptop or an external one. I don't like either of those suggestions. Is there a software with all included to accomplish what I want to do? I guess since I only have Intel cards installed on this Toshiba, it would have to be a software that could use this, correct?

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#8
September 22, 2015 at 13:32:42
No, you physically need a capture card, to connect the VHS player to, no other way around it.

What is one the VHS tapes you want to convert? The reason I ask is there's going to be a slight learning curve do do all this. If these are home movies or non-copy-written material, it might be easier to take them to a store that can transfer the video to a DVD for you. I'm not sure where you live but most photography stores have the capability to do this and it might be easier for you if you don't want to make the investment in time and money for the hardware and software.

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#9
September 22, 2015 at 16:15:30
There are vhs/dvd recorders out there that will allow you to simply copy vhs directly to dvd. It's more or less a one touch operation...

Then you take that dvd and edit its contents using whichever edit package software you have or obtain.


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#10
September 22, 2015 at 16:32:17
I understand.....I had purchased a Roxio VHS to DVD 3 Plus, but each time I connect the USB my windows produces a blue screen and crashes.....

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#11
September 22, 2015 at 16:47:53
Not familiar with the what you describe; but it appears to be software from Roxio?

I have in mind a standard vhs/dvd "all in one" recorder from the likes of Panasonic etc...

Simply transfer the vhs to dvd; then pop the dvd(s) into you computer's dvdrom and access/edit the contents from those disks.

Using a vhs/dvd combo unit (as sometimes called) to effect/make to transfer of vhs to dvd means you don't need assorted capture cards etc...

They will vary in price of course; and these days are becoming less evident - but still around. Generally wise(r) to buy a new one rather than one that has been used (as you have no idea the hours the vhs side may have on the tape/scanner heads...).


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#12
September 22, 2015 at 17:06:54
Where you able to install the software at first time you connected the USB video capture device?
Or did it crash already at first time you inserted the USB device?

As I understand from the installation manual you need to insert the USB device first (without the VHS player attached) and insert the CDROM.
http://howto.corel.com/en/r/Getting...


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#13
September 22, 2015 at 17:12:26
Software installed fine.....but when I plugged in the usb plug that is connected to the VCR it produces the blue screen then crashes......

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#14
September 22, 2015 at 18:21:57
How did you install the software?
Did you first plug in the USB device without the VHS connected, then install the software?


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#15
September 22, 2015 at 18:27:27
No, I installed the software without any thing plugged in. Then, I plugged in the usb plug and opened the software. After about 30 seconds, the blue screen appears and windows crashes.

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