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how to transfer VHS tapes using a VCR and PC ?

I want to transfer video tape to my PC then burn. From what I have read I need a analog captuing device like pinnacle or a DV camcorder. I'm trying not spend more money and want to use my VCR and PC only if I can. I also have CyberDeluxe DVD suite.

Thanks for any advice


HP Pavilion Elite M9250F Desktop PC
(2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Processor,
4 GB RAM,
1 TB Hard Drive,
DVD RW Drive,
Vista Premium
windows Media Player w/tv tuner)

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you need an analog capture card

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oops, forgot this was vista

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double check the specs on those links. the usb one is vista compatible. the hdtv one is probably vista compatible. the other two are iffy.

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The USB Pendrive

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is the only one that lists Vista, while you may be able to find Vista drivers for the others I'd stick to the one that specifies Vista being supported.

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Just specs?

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For exactly this purpose

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I have tried many many products (including the expensive Pinnacle Ultimate etc) that will connect the VCR to the PC. The best product of all that really works nicely is by ADS https://www.adstech.com. It's simple, not too expensive and works right out of the box. The problem I had with most of the devices is that the video and audio at some point wasn't in sync. It was a known problem on many of them and you had to spend a lot of extra hours to figure them out. The ADS product is great just as it is. A simple capture program that does just what you need and expect. Also, at walmart you almost get it for half price... that was about year ago, I don't if they still sell it.

~Sovereign

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