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Getting Video from VCR onto Computer

by dressner / July 7, 2007 2:08 AM PDT

Hi, I'm trying to get my old VHS tapes onto my computer and edit them with Ulead Videostudio 10+. I've seen analog to digital devices at stores, but most seem to come with editing programs that I don't want.

Is there a specific name for this kind of device? Where should I try to buy one that doesn't come with editing programs?


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by jackson dougless / July 7, 2007 2:14 AM PDT

All you really need is a TV tuner card that has composite inputs. That will get the video, and then you'll have to hit your local Radio Shack type store for a composite audio to 1/8" RCA headphone jack adapter piece to get the audio. This will have to be plugged into your sound card (on the Line-In jack), and you may have to record the audio and video separately, then mix them back together.

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Locking the duplicate at this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2007 2:16 AM PDT
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TV tuner card?
by dressner / July 7, 2007 2:32 AM PDT

So basically a TV tuner card has RCA jacks on it? How hard is that to install? Is there a specific type I would have to look for? (I have an HP Pavilion a1600n)

I looked at my camcorder and I don't think I can do the VCR-->Camera-->Computer set up. The only jacks I see on it are A/V out and DV, no RCA in. I have a Sony DCR HC-28.

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Actually... stand alone?
by dressner / July 7, 2007 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: TV tuner card?

I just realized I will need to be able to use this on more than one computer. Can anybody recommend a good stand-alone analog to digital converter, or a good place to look?

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Try... ATI or Hauppauge USB TV devices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2007 5:27 AM PDT

Only look at the USB 2.0 ones.


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