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Video to Hard Drive

by theradialangel / July 21, 2006 3:45 PM PDT

G'day Guys,

Can anyone out there in cyberland tell me HOW I can get video (from VHS Tape) onto my hard drive to transfer to DVD... I have heaps of tapes, home made's and purchased, I have a copy DVD program so have no problems transferring DVD to DVD but I am stuffed to know what connections are needed to 'feed' the pictures from a VCR onto the Hard Drive of my PC. My VCR has AV outlets which can be Scart, SVHS, RCA or standard coax. Is there a software program needed to compress the files once transferred as I would imagine a 2 hour movie on Video would take up a lot of space on any hard drive, not to mention the slow process of transfer in real time from tape to hard drive. I also have some double sided 12inch Laser Discs that I wish to transfer to DVD, again, I have the original "Caligula" staring Malcolm McDowel that I wish to transfer which is on two discs, that totals 4 sides of copy to transfer to one DVD! Any advise would be appreciated as I would like smooth joints in the finished product, a possible problem when 3 pauses are required to turn over discs and change Disc A to B etc....

I hope to hear back from anyone with knowledge. Please contact direct if possible to

Cheers all

Ballab49: Thund'a from Downund'a

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I think you need
by Darton Fury / July 22, 2006 8:43 AM PDT
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Some people also use...
by rps2 / July 28, 2006 1:53 AM PDT
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a TV tuner card. You can get a good one for $50 or less. Then you take a vcr with outputs and plug that into your tuner card's inputs. Then you hit play on the vcr and record on whatever software your card came with. Down side is you have to record at the speed of play, but not sure if there is any faster way anyway.

You can also use your tuner card to watch and record TV, and some have HDTV capabilites.

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