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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by neoelectronaut, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    Simply, I want to take old Family Videos on VHS and put them on my eMac for processing and burning to DVDs. What's my best choice for doing this?
     
  2. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    You'd need a digital/analog converter. These can cost about $300, but you might be able to get around it. If you have a DV Camcorder, you can use that as the converter. Hook it to your eMac and to a VCR and you're set.

    Let me know how things go,
    JOD8FY
     
  3. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    $300? Jeez, maybe I should just give up before I start.

    Too bad I can't find someone I can just borrow one from, cause after I convert these few videos I won't need it anymore.
     
  7. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Forget the rest, go with the best :)

    This is the absolute best analogue/digital video converter for consumers.

    http://www.canopus.us/US/products/advc-100/pm_advc-100.asp

    A little more money than some others, but worth every penny if your time is valuable and you don't enjoy the frustration of things not working like they should.

    Here is an earlier thread on the same topic

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=63748

    Good luck :)
     
  8. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, you really shouldn't have a hard time selling it on Ebay or Amazon when you're done with it.
     

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