transfering from vhs to dvd

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by pavelbure, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    can someone direct me to a decent capture device i can use to take vhs tapes and burn them to dvd. i'm not sure whether i will be getting a macpro or new imac yet. i would like to import them, make any edits i need to make, then burn to a dvd. these are all home videos,nothing illegal.
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

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    There was just recently a threat about a similar subject. Basically your two choices are to get something like the Canopus ADVC110, or to find a cheap DV camera that takes composite input from your VCR.

    Either of those options would be fine with any Apple computer you decide to purchase.
     
  3. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    If you were thinking about having a TV tuner as part of your set-up, the Miglia TVMax captures input from a VCR exactly the same way as your TV signal, and saves direct to .mp4*, so you could either burn data DVDs directly from the files, or import them into iDVD to add menus 'n' stuff.

    Cheers!

    Jim

    *Important disclaimer - my TVMax predates this feature and the cessation of bundling the product with EyeTV, so I have never actually done this.
     

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