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mcarnes
Jan 26, 2005, 06:52 PM
I want to convert some old VHS tapes to quicktime movies. Please suggest an inexpensive device to do this on my iBook (1.2 Ghz G4). I don't need it to do anything else, just convert VHS tapes to QT.

Thanks!

LeeTom
Jan 26, 2005, 07:04 PM
Check out the last item on this page... $199.
Apple - Video Devices (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/71407/wo/mf4oY9ZhutKd3iemYHOyF1aom5r/6.3.0.6.16.8.1.2.1.3.1.1.0?39,75)

Also, if you have a miniDV camcorder, some of them allow you to transfer video to your computer through them on the fly, so you could plug a VCR into its video inputs and pass it through the camcorder into iMovie or other programs.

Lee Tom

lfielder06
Jan 26, 2005, 07:19 PM
i'm in the exact same boat. any suggestions for cheaper than 199?

mcarnes
Jan 27, 2005, 02:01 PM
LeeTom,

That link was dead. What was the device?

Thanks

LeeTom
Jan 28, 2005, 11:46 AM
Doh.
Go to http://store.apple.com
click on "more accessories..." on the lower left, then "video devices" at the bottom. It's the Pinnacle Studio Moviebox DV for $199.

Lee Tom