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Can someone reccommend hardware and software to record from VHS to DVD?

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chrisharry123454y, 3d agoPosted 4 years, 3 days ago
HI I have got a kworld dvd maker to turn all our old family videos to dvd.. the picture quality is fine but the sound quality is shocking!

When watching the videos on the player the sound is fine so it must be lost in the recording?


Basically im looking for advice of the best hardware software combo I could get off ebay, use for a month or so and sell it again..

So i guess if the software is bundled it would need to be multilicence or something like that?


Any advice would be great

Cheers
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chrisharry123454y, 3d agoPosted 4 years, 3 days ago
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dontasciime#1
dvd recorder with left/right audio input from a stereo VCR using an RGB scart or composite for video.

or Give up or set whatever software you are using to convert to mpeg2 to use higher bitrate for audio

Edited By: dontasciime on Aug 30, 2011 17:55
adamhearn#2
I personally used a Leadtek Win Fast 2000 XP capture card with Nero Vision (add on to Nero 8 at the time). Only issue I had was that the card took S-Video in and my VHS player didn't do S-Video out so I had to rig a cable that sent the composite signal. It was a good solution - did about 25-30 hours of stuff - and I didn't spend a great deal on it (all for < £40 I think).

The above was all running on WinXP so may be no good if you're running Vista/7.
markq#3
I realise you want a high tech solution but you could just buy a cheap Dvd/vcr recorder. Use it until you have recorded your entire library and then sell it again probably for the same price or more if you choose carefully.
DAMNOME#4
markq
I realise you want a high tech solution but you could just buy a cheap Dvd/vcr recorder. Use it until you have recorded your entire library and then sell it again probably for the same price or more if you choose carefully.

That's what I did...
DVD recorder - scart lead - VHS player.
Job done.
chrisharry12345#5
markq
I realise you want a high tech solution but you could just buy a cheap Dvd/vcr recorder. Use it until you have recorded your entire library and then sell it again probably for the same price or more if you choose carefully.



We have hours and hours of footage and it needs editing.. lots of ''feet shots'' when my parents have forgot to shut it off, and lots of fuzz where the picture has been lost with age and I dont think that will do the job?
dontasciime#6
chrisharry12345
markq
I realise you want a high tech solution but you could just buy a cheap Dvd/vcr recorder. Use it until you have recorded your entire library and then sell it again probably for the same price or more if you choose carefully.


We have hours and hours of footage and it needs editing.. lots of ''feet shots'' when my parents have forgot to shut it off, and lots of fuzz where the picture has been lost with age and I dont think that will do the job?


it will as you will have mpeg to edit with editing software after record. Whatever you use will initially be recording in realtime because of the limitations of the medium.
chrisharry12345#7
how will i have a mpeg? would i just have a dvd? which would then need converting so would extra stage loose quality over sticking it stright to a file?
dontasciime#8
chrisharry12345
how will i have a mpeg? would i just have a dvd? which would then need converting so would extra stage loose quality over sticking it stright to a file?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video

http://www.anthony-dacko.net/cam-foot.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG8VySGQLc

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/digital-home/11484/how-to-transfer-movies-from-vhs-to-dvd/


http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=how-to-convert-vhs-to-dvd

Edited By: dontasciime on Aug 31, 2011 10:42: ...

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