Copy old videos to DVD

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  1. ScotRobson macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I am looking to copy all of my old VHS videos to DVD can someone tell me exactly how I would go about doing that? Software, wires I may need etc etc

    Or if someone can point me in the right direction where I can find a guide to doing this, that would be great.

    Many thanks
    Scot
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    How many videos do you have, how much money can you spend, and how long do you want to spend doing it?


    Lethal
     
  3. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping there would be a fairly cheap way of doing it. I understand that I will have to buy the DVD's at least, but I don't mind if it takes months before I have copied them all. I don't have a huge video library that I want to keep maybe 20 - 30 if that!
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The adapter to connect a VHS deck to a computer is around 200 dollars for a bad one. And the time to import a 1 hour video, edit it, burn it, can easliy take a weekend for one video.

    I actually offer this servce, but I don't have a web page :mad:

    It is $30 per tape for a Basic Conversion
    Nice picture background for the DVD, text label
    with extra copies being $10

    Advanced Conversion is $45
    Motion background, editing if needed, chapter marks, etc.
    Also, picture label.

    That is the basic pricing, Private Message me for more.
     
  5. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, can anyone reccomend an analog to DV converter?
     
  7. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the offer, but I want to learn how and do it for myself - it's part of the fun :)
     
  8. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    No problem. Just make sure that you have at least 20GB free on the main HD if you are using iMovie and iDVD...I have ~35GB free.

    If you have an external one, try using it but I don't know how simple it is to import through 1 FireWire port and export it through another, but it is doable I think. Good Luck!
     

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