Cheap Interface for VCR to Computer Connection

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dj420118, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. dj420118 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I have been looking around this forum and i've noticed that many of the boxes you can purchase to connect your vcr to your computer are all over 100 dollars. Besides connecting your vcr to a dv camcorder and then finally capturing it on ur mac is there a cheap box interface or something similar that could allow me to capture vcr video without a hole in my wallet?:confused:


  2. Lebowski macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    im assuming you do not own a DV cam then?

    you dont have to capture to a DV tape, then import, you can just pass the signal through the cam into the computer directly.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    If you don't have one and don't want to spend $299 on a new DV camcorder you can also consider buying a cheap broken DV camcorder where the passthrough works just fine, but the screen/lens/tape transport mechanism is broken.


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