How do I import a VHS tape to my mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by California, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    What wires or hook ups do I need to import this VHS tape off a newish Sony VHS/DVD player into my 2009 Mac Mini? Never did it before, sorry so dumb...
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You need a tuner card such as the Elgato EyeTV. Then a video cable.
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    ...or a MiniDV camcorder or the like that allows pass-thru of the signal.

    ...or record the VHS onto the MiniDV using the camcorder, them import (basically what I have done).

    ...or use a VHS/DVD burning combo home player (do they exist?) and then pull the files off the burned DVD.

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