Possibly one of the new DVD burner Hard disk recorder? they are getting quite cheap now,record from the Video recorder to the Hard disk then burn it to the DVD?,mate across the road from me was talking of doing that to his VHS collection,dunno if he has had any success though.
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There are machines that do it direct. But while they are not very expensive, they are also not very good quality - and I'd like to be able to edit all the dross while I'm at it. So, great interest in this thread.
I've got dozens of VHS tapes at home, I'd love to have them available in both countries. A while back, I really wanted the 'Making Of' two CDs.
(Cecilia Bartoli making the Vivaldi CD and Bernstein remaking West Side Story. Both were so much more exciting than the resultant discs, but not available as program copies then.)
They were both on the Beeb without adverts and I'd got them on a good VHS machine. I took them to a local lad because computers generally couldn't hack the quantity of data then. He cut CDs for me, and here, I got a little CD player that would accept PAL for $39. So far so good, but to have the lot done means doing it myself cos of the cost.
Here, there's a web site that lets you download modern films. All legal,(discussed on a thread a while back) and my son loads them onto his computer. He could cut a DVD from there I think. It's virtually a Tivo system for the cost of the receiver card. He has about 400 gigs spare.
I can do this. Connect output from video recorder to camcorder, camcorder to computer. Select the correct mode, and copy the VHS tape to disk. Then use the editing software to make Mpeg of desired quality. Copy Mpeg to DVD. Plays on my computer at least. Mighty time consuming process.
the problem with a authorised , ie store bought cassette would be the MACROVISION copy protection. as this system is also installed in dvd recorders and vhs-dvd recorders the picture will be scrambled if a copy is attempted. i have heard one or two of the cheaper chinese recorders can be hacked via the remote to disable this system.
Similar to Aardvark: Connect VHS output to TV input on computer (the required card is cheap enough) Capture video to hard drive (needs a reasonably capable CPU and a good bit of storage but, again, nothing unusual for a modern machine) Edit as required Convert to DVD using any of a number of proprietory or free programs. Burn to DVD
Jimmy Macintosh; the film that I'm after has never been a Dvd release, some interesting stuff on that site nevertheless thanks
Mustpost; It's a 1991 release called Final Approach ( James B Sikking, Hector Elizondo, Dir Eric Steven Stahl ), & as It's probably the only thing I'll ever need like this, will pm to see what's possible, not much point in setting myself up for transferring
I think you can do that with a video recorder connected to your sound card. Some video recorders have an audio output connection but you can also use a Scart to cinch (see below) converter and connect that to your sound card. From there use a favourite recording program for audio.