Hi i was wondering what was the best way to get VHS to DVD. Can i use a capture card? and would this give the same quality as the VHS?
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If the VHS isn't MacroVision protected, a DVD Recorder, preferably a VHS/DVDRecorder combo unit, seems like the best option.
For MacroVision tapes, a TBC is needed between player and recorder, which excludes combo units.
A capture card can also be used - but again, a TBC is essential, even for MacroVision free tapes.
I was going to post a similar question myself. Right now I own
a Canopus ADV 300 and am trying to get some VHS tapes (library lectures)
dumped into my PC for editing and cleanup. I am using a JVC HR-S3600U with the
SVHS cables into the Caopus. The problem that I am having is that the
capture quality is very bad. When I do a A/B from the VHS tape to the DVD dump on a
televison the captured video is very dull, blury, and very much degraded from
the VHS tape. Will a DVD recorder do a better job with this conversion then what I
am using now. If not does anybody recomend something that can give me a better
Video capture cards just capture video. Many DVD recorders have Time Base Correction and Video enhancement filter, so they can give you a better result.
For a straight copy (no fancy editing of the VHS before dumping to DVD), I agree - a DVD recorder. $99 from places like Best Buy. Just connect the VHS output and press record on the DVD recorder.
Does anyone have any recomendations on dvd models? Or do they all have
relativly the same quality on the capture end?
Also is it possible to use a DVD-RW and erase it once you have it into the PC?
ok so something like this hooked up to a VCR could do the job?
Also what cabels would be needed? Could you just use a scart lead?
I think svideo input is something to look for (if your VHS player has svideo output)
Originally Posted by JohnnyMalaria
Originally Posted by CCEncoder
Right now with the Canopus ADVC300, just a simple capture is really degrading the video source by a large amount, even to the point there is nothing that I can do to restore any of the quality once it has been captured. I would like at least to get close to the original
VHS source tape. With the ADVC300 everthing is very blured and washed out compared to
the original source vhs tape. Hopefully a DVD burner will get me a better raw transfer.