Device for converting VHS to Digital?

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

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    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

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    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

    Jan 26, 2004
    EyeTV250 does this, to be a bit more specific for you. How well, however, I don't know.

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