You asked for the BEST solution. I can't tell you that but will share I use an under 49 buck ATI or Hauppaugge PCI TV and capture card. The supplied software lets me capture and then I'm off to other software to edit, create the DVD.
Best of luck in your search for the BEST.
Hi - I am TOTALLY CONFUSED about the best way to go on this... I have gotten SO MANY different things told to me by technical people, sales people, IT people. It's a simple question:
How do I download my Standard VHS videotapes from my VCR to my Dell XPS 400 computer for editing purposes? (please don't mention Anything about camcorders - I'm only using my regular VCR for this)
Do I use a Video Converter, a Video Capture Device, a Video Capture Card or Media Converter?
Which is the BEST method to use? And which is the BEST Brand/Model converter/device/card to buy? The one thing I am REALLY concerned about is preserveing 100% picture quality in the analog-to-digital conversion - retaining as much clarity, sharpness and color of the original VHS videotapes as possible.
P.S. I'm not looking for an editing sofware to go with this either - I already have a terrific semi-pro editing program on my computer.
I would be so thankful for anyone's knowledgeable, expert advice.