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Transferring VHS, S-Vhs and Hi8mm to DVD


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barnie1528

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Hi,

Hope you guys can help.

I have a Dell Dimensions PC with an Intel Pentium D processor 820 (2.80Ghz, 800mHz FSB, 2 x 1MB cache), whatever that means.

I have a single 256MB PCI-Express nVidia GeForce 7800 graphics card and my sound card is a "Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1.

I have years of VHS, S-VHS and Hi8mm analogue footage which I would very much like to convert to a format on my PC that I could convert to digital and save to a DVD for posterity.

This subject has caused a lot of confusion and I would appreciate if someone could provide me with a relatively plain and simple answer, or indeed point me to a tutorial link which would enlighten me.
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Mr. Green

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I personally know very little about how to do this but this looked like it might help. http://www.pcworld.c...,1/article.html
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Many Thanks for your help, I will look at the options
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you could try a video capture card, but be aware that transfering the files to your pc for conversion will take up a lot of space (i believe its more than 60gb per hour of vhs),

also the conversion/transcoding will take up a lot of cpu and you will need the codecs installed,

another option might be to connect a dvd recorder to your vhs player and transfer that way
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VHS to Computer Transfer is a special separate that enables you to capture video from any video capture device connected to your computer. :)
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Ayana

That looks to be a great program and from the guides I quickly looked at, easy to use.

For those following this thread: Any time you try to capture video, edit video, and record to DVD, it will chew up ram and the processor. You will also need a lot of storage for the file.
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