convert video tapes to digital format

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  1. voodooevil macrumors newbie

    voodooevil

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    hi everyone.
    is there a program that will help me convert video tapes to a digital format?
    Also what hardware/dongle device would be needed to use with a 2018 macbook.
    thanks for any info. all my hardware is for pc and so old it it useless. thanks again...
    -joe
     
  2. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Great question - I'm in the same boat! I've got a few tapes of holidays from my childhood.
    I've looked at it 3 ways...
    1. Firstly, all of the PC/Mac converters seem to get varied customer opinions on Amazon. So, i'm not convinced that there is a really good one out there? Hopefully someone my have an answer.
    2. I thought of buying a Panasonic DVD recorder and then ripping the DVD to iTunes
    AND this seems to be the best way for me and most recommended...
    3. Use a professional company to transfer in real time your VHS to MP4. This company charges £11.50 per video tape. They upscale to 720p, files average 4mbps and a one hour file is averaging 2GB.
    May be worth considering!
    https://www.video2dvdtransfers.co.uk
     
  3. voodooevil thread starter macrumors newbie

    voodooevil

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    i was looking at a professional local person as well, but id rather do it myself. good luck to you as well. thank you for your response
     
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