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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    I'm not talking about transfer to DVD, but to digital files on your harddrive.

    I have some old VHS cassettes of things I would like to keep (stuff from my own "celebrity days", documentaries etc.), and need to transfer them before they deteriorate completely, being stored in my basement storage room.

    Any tips? Something inexpensive, preferably?
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    How inexpensive is inexpensive?
    I like Pinnacle's range of analog-to-digital products, but you should count on roughly 50 to 100 Euros...
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    Martijn wrote
    How inexpensive is inexpensive?
    I like Pinnacle's range of analog-to-digital products, but you should count on roughly 50 to 100 Euros...


    Yeah, that's the price range for most of these things, it seems. It's a bit expensive for what is basically a "one-off" thing. On the other hand, it's probably cheaper than getting it done at a specialist's place. I was hoping to find a solution that would cost me $40-$50, max.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    Thanks Martijn, I need this too ( my own films of Nepal, Bolivia etc )
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    A guy at FSM recommended this:

    http://www.honestech.com/main/vhs-to-dvd-50-deluxe.asp

    But again, it will cost me about $100 with shipipng to Norway.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    As far as I know Roxio Creator 11 will allow you to do that directly.
    Tom
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    sdtom wrote
    As far as I know Roxio Creator 11 will allow you to do that directly.
    Tom


    Well, I found this:

    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/easy- … ro_easyvhs

    But it seems like it only copies to DVD, not independent avi.-files etc.

    It also copies from LP's and cassettes, though, so that's a bonus for some.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    Wouldn't it be easy enough to transfer the DVD to your hard drive? You would then have a copy to give away to friends or family.
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  1. sdtom wrote
    Wouldn't it be easy enough to transfer the DVD to your hard drive? You would then have a copy to give away to friends or family.

    I would have thought that it would be really difficult to copy a DVD to a hard disk because of the piracy issues. I see that some DVD/Blu-ray purchases come with a digital copy version, but I would assume that these digital copies have some sort of way to prevent sharing or writing to disc?
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    sdtom wrote
    Wouldn't it be easy enough to transfer the DVD to your hard drive? You would then have a copy to give away to friends or family.

    I would have thought that it would be really difficult to copy a DVD to a hard disk because of the piracy issues. I see that some DVD/Blu-ray purchases come with a digital copy version, but I would assume that these digital copies have some sort of way to prevent sharing or writing to disc?


    Well, these are "private videos", so to speak, so no rights issues, really.

    But even if I could transfer to DVD first and then file afterwards, I would get one extra generation of copy, which might not be as good as a direct-to-file thingie.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011 edited
    Thor - You want to go VHS direct to your computer and create the highest res version as possible. That's the master you will use to burn copies to DVD. Don't burn to DVD first and then rip to your computer. That's a generation loss.

    The Roxio thingy looks like it will do the trick for you.

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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    As I thought Erik
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  2. Ah, sorry Thor. I didn't read that it was home movies.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Ah, sorry Thor. I didn't read that it was home movies.


    Well, in a manner of speaking. They are various news segments and brief stints I've done on TV over the years. There are also documentaries (one on film music that was aired on tv, for example), but in any case they're only meant for private consumption.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2011
    There's a program called instant dvd recorder from Pinnacle. Came as part of the Pinnacle studio until version 12, and it's standalone (Free i think), message me if you already got the vhs, the cables (scart or even better - hdmi,) and the video card in the pc to plug them in. I'd happily help.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
    Christodoulides wrote
    There's a program called instant dvd recorder from Pinnacle. Came as part of the Pinnacle studio until version 12, and it's standalone (Free i think), message me if you already got the vhs, the cables (scart or even better - hdmi,) and the video card in the pc to plug them in. I'd happily help.


    I'm not sure my PC has a video card?!? But I have the old mid 90's VCR and the cables that hook it to the tv, obviously. No, I think I have to bite the dust and buy one of those boxes mentioned above. Here's another I found for about $50 with shipping:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ion-Video-PC-Digi … m_sbs_pc_9
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
    I've got a unit from Magnavox that plays and records both DVD and VHS and you can directly record from the VHS to the DVD. That sounds like something you could use.
    Tom
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
    Thor wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    There's a program called instant dvd recorder from Pinnacle. Came as part of the Pinnacle studio until version 12, and it's standalone (Free i think), message me if you already got the vhs, the cables (scart or even better - hdmi,) and the video card in the pc to plug them in. I'd happily help.


    I'm not sure my PC has a video card?!? But I have the old mid 90's VCR and the cables that hook it to the tv, obviously. No, I think I have to bite the dust and buy one of those boxes mentioned above. Here's another I found for about $50 with shipping:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ion-Video-PC-Digi … m_sbs_pc_9


    Thor did you finally manage to get around this subject or is it still pending? I was talking about external USB video cards by pinnacle, your pc just needs to have USB nothing else.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
    Still pending.

    I'm not sure what "external USB video cards by pinnacle" means.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
    Look up pinnacle dazzle hd and pinnacle dazzle hd platinum
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