August 15th, 2005, 01:06 PM #1
What Do I need To Purchase To Convert.....
What Do I need To Purchase To Convert VHS to DVD?
August 15th, 2005, 01:13 PM #2
well a capture card for starters, and then software to use and then a dvd burner to burn to a dvd, what are you looking to spend?Mobile: Thinkpad T61 | WinXP Pro | C2D T8300 CPU | 3GB DDR2 | 320GB Hybrid SSD HDD | AGN & WWAN
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August 15th, 2005, 01:22 PM #3Originally Posted by ShuckyD
I need Recommendations, on a Capture Card Now
August 15th, 2005, 01:56 PM #4
All you need is a capture card since you already have a DVD writer.
Grab the $18 card, install the latest drivers, and enjoy a wealth of free and open source video capture applications like VirtualDub.
One note, I hope you are not planning to copy Macrovision-protected VHS tapes, as you will find the results to be much less than satisfactory unless you have Macrovision blocker (about $50) or VCR without Macrovision support (good luck).
August 15th, 2005, 01:58 PM #5Originally Posted by RobRich
August 15th, 2005, 02:14 PM #6Originally Posted by RobRich
August 15th, 2005, 02:17 PM #7
Only commercial tapes will feature Macrovision. As to the local region, I have no idea for Macedonia.
August 15th, 2005, 02:18 PM #8Originally Posted by RobRich
Well In Europe the Format Is Different, will I have to do anything to fix it so it works, on DVD PlayerS?
August 15th, 2005, 04:27 PM #9
You are referencing PAL versus NTSC. Even if you capture and master the digital video in PAL format, many decent DVD players can output PAL video to a NTSC television through a video conversion and filtering process. Certainly not ideal, but it works. Watch out for some cheap models that simply toss the extra 96 lines of horizontal resolution, as they will clip the output for full-screen video.
If you are dealing entirely with computer-based playback, there will be no problems.
As to the capture card, the most any cheap capture card with support both PAL and NSTC if using the composite video or s-video inputs.
August 15th, 2005, 06:28 PM #10Originally Posted by RobRich
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