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How to record video tape into online file?

Post by Cuchu » Mon, 02 Jul 2007 10:39 pm

I have a VHS tape that I need to copy as a file that can be viewed online, what is the best way to do that?
The DVD player in the house can't record so the video player has to be connected to a computer first of all I suppose.
Cheers in advance.

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Post by bigfilsing » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 12:51 am

The easiest way is to buy a video grabber ( or a video card with a video in function)
There are USB video grabbers out there with a USB 2.0 plug that can do the job ( earlier USB1.0 is a bit too slow to get quality)

Most shops at Funan or Sim Lim stick them. 70 to 80 bucks ( maybe cheaper)

Another way is to transfer the video to a DV camera first. Some of them support the video record function!!
Then you can convert to the PC with the camera supplied firewire cable.

Good luck

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Post by luxiana » Wed, 18 Jul 2007 6:14 am

he's right: you have to buy a device that comes into 2 flavors: internal and external.

I have one I use with my laptop. I can watch tv and do video acquisition as well.

but I must say that the video rendering is pretty good when watching TV. when it comes to recording a source (tv, video...) the quality drop a bit

dont expect a dv quality out of a video cassette anyway ;)

the connexion is pretty straightforward (if you know how to plug a VCR to a tv you can set up this video recorder/viewers easily). using the software to do the video acquisition can sometimes be a daunting task (depending on the soft shipped with the product)

I have a product from this brand:

pretty good value for quality :)

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Post by rob w » Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:46 am

I was at a small photography place next to cold storage in North Point and they advertised that they transfer VHS to DVD for $22 per hour of tape length. Im sure there must be lots of outlets that will do it hassle free.

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