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Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video to dvd please. Is it an easy task or does it go wrong much? Many thanks. Read More
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video to dvd please.
Is it an easy task or does it go wrong much?
Many thanks.
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
What do you mean by 'video'?
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#3
Pretty easy. Get the right cable to connect your video player to either a DVD recorder or to your laptop. If laptop you need software to copy your videos. Suggest you go to http://www.videohelp.com and read up on appropriate article.
#4
Asda offer a service https://www.asda-photo.co.uk/product-info/519-video-digitisation

Or you could do it yourself with something like http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/honestech-vhs-to-dvd-70-deluxe-a80qu

I suppose really it depends how many videos you want converting. I am of course assuming by video you mean VHS
#5
I bought a second hand dvd recorder for £20 then linked with scart lead to vhs player. I then recorded. Good enough and works well as no drm protection for home movies, so will work no problem. For a better job use the online mail options but I could not justify the cost. Remember that dvdr don't last forever so then copy the dvd to something like a memory stick. Simply copy and paste the dvd drive files on pc to stick.
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betherz90
Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video to dvd please.
Is it an easy task or does it go wrong much? Many thanks.
Easy enough DIY is you have a player for your source media and a PC / laptop, just use something like Easycap at around £5 for hardware ex-UK. Video will then be on your PC / laptop to keep or copy / save to USB stick / quaint DVD etc. Random example of transfer hardware where your original source video player (VHS?) is assumed to have s-video or RCA phono (or SCART with converter) output http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261591581731
#8
Op, you need to let people know what format the video is in? Vhs, beta max, digital etc so many options, and so many ways to do it?
#9
Many thanks everyone.
Yes I mean VHS. Sorry I'm not very tech savvy!
It's just one vhs tape from 20 years ago with precious footage on that we'd like to put onto a dvd.
I don't think I'd like to do it myself as I know I will mess up, so would like to find a good reliable company who does it.
Has anyone used boots to do this before?
#10
Many thanks everyone.
Yes I mean VHS. Sorry I'm not very tech savvy!
It's just one vhs tape from 20 years ago with precious footage on that we'd like to put onto a dvd.
I don't think I'd like to do it myself as I know I will mess up, so would like to find a good reliable company who does it.
Has anyone used b o o t s to do this before?
#11
I had a family wedding video transferred to dvd earlier in the year. I used a local company as I didn't fancy sending the tape through the post incase it got lost. I suppose it depends where you live as to who to use. The Company I used were brill, the tapes were so old, they had mould on them and they managed to clean them and then transfer them to dvd for me.

Edited By: shywallflower on Jan 03, 2017 21:04: Added info

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