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DVD Recording of VCR Tapes


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please advise the equipment required for transfer of VCR recordings to DVD. i have been made aware that a "video in' card is required but would like to know what else is required.

Also if this is superior to a stand alone VCR/DVD player.

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Will you need to edit anything

Have you got a VCR / DVD Recorder
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No i don not posess a DVD/VCR stand alone recorder. I have a VCR player/recorder and a newly purchased DVD burner utilizing Nero 7 ultimate Edition. The reason i am heading in this direction because of the chatter on several news networks which question the longevity or shelf life of photos being stored on CD-roms. in my case i am dealing with VCR's in particular and wondered about this also.

i have received e-mails from a Mr. mike Mander in response to my enquiry at http://www.pioneerel..._WhitePaper.pdf pertaining to this and has advised me that DVD storage would be far better due to the fact that magnetic tape has a tendency to lose its integrity over years.


I have not considered any editing but that might be required in at least one of the tapes.
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Some things to consider

Hard drive space

Transfer speed from the VCR to the computer

Transcoding the file to DVD, speed will depend on the amount of Ram memory installed

Depending on the amount of Ram, you may be unable to run other programmes satisfactorily while transcoding
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Well with all thiings considered and at the outer limits of optimum harddrive space, available ram, and optimum transfer rate, what kind of hardware are we looking at and what kind of software will be required.

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Options here

http://www.microsoft...oviestodvd.aspx

http://reviews.cnet....-5705957-1.html

http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/916

http://www.ehow.com/...video-onto.html

http://www.g4tv.com/...to_Your_PC.html
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Thank you for the information it is much appreciated.

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Hope it goes well
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