I want to transfer some VHS footage to my mother-in-law and some Sony Hadycam stuff for my mother. After that, maybe I'm open for some plus money around the neighberhood to get hw costs back
Some things are not clear
I have a PC, the handycam and a low grade VCR plus a cheapo usb digitaliser, but I have read here that I need better stuff.
I found a Panasonic DMR-E50 really cheap for sale, am I set if I buy that and maybe a Panasonic NV-HS860 Viedeorekorder?
Or I only need the DMR-E50 and the low-end VCR is enough?
Or is there a better way for all this?
Or is there a cheaper way for all this?
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Last edited by Smitiz; 31st May 2020 at 16:05.
Sorry to be harsh, but your question really scares me.
"Or I only need the DMR-E50 and the low-end VCR is enough?" NO!
"Or is there a better way for all this?" YES!
"Or is there a cheaper way for all this?" NO! Not if you want any quality at all.
DO NOT, NOT, NOT, even consider doing transfers for others, paid or not until you've spent hundreds of dollars+ on the proper equipment (quality VCR(s), quality capture device, quality TBC) and spent weeks or months learning, understanding and mastering what it takes to do quality captures. In video capture terms, you're a newborn, not even able to crawl, much less walk the walk of capture for money. It's one thing to do a poor quality for your mother in law, another to do a severe disservice to other's precious memories.
I don't know what capture device you have, but based on your questions what I and others have posted in this thread yesterday applies.
To anyone who may post "good enough" techniques, I severely downvote your opinion and wish no one does such a disservice to you in life.
LOL send the couple tapes you have out to a pro. or just be content with a crappy transfer and don't under any circumstances take money to do others.--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
Thank you for all the feedback, I understand (or at least I can see somewhat) now how much I need to learn and this is not just something you sit down and do with a plug&play dongle.
I'll read everything suggested