Device for converting VHS to Digital?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Xander562, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Hey,
    So i have a rather large collection of VHS tapes, some home videos, you know. Can anyone tell me how to do this?/what devices i'll need before i start. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    You want an analog to digital codec box. There are a number of different types of these, but my personal favorite are the ones that take in an analog (from VHS) signal and spit out a DV stream, so you can import video directly into iMovie, edit, then burn to a DVD with little loss of quality. I'd recommend the one I have, but it's an ANCIENT Sony box that they haven't made in years.

    There are others that spit out an MPEG4 stream, I believe.

    Some of the EyeTV probably do this, and some MiniDV cameras also have a "passthrough" feature which will act like a DV codec box--just plug your VCR into the video inputs, and your computer into the DV out, and you're ready to rip to computer.
     
  3. imnotatfault macrumors regular

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    EyeTV250 does this, to be a bit more specific for you. How well, however, I don't know.
     

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