How can i convert my vhs videos to dvd


How to Convert VHS Home Movies to DVD

Those VHS tapes sitting in your closet won't last forever. And if you don't have a VCR anymore, those home movies are pretty useless. If you really want those tapes to stand the test of time, you should digitize them soon. Here are three different ways to put those VHS tapes on your computer, or burn them onto discs if you have a DVD player.

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The Easy Way: Find a Service That Does It for You

If you'd rather not go through the hassle yourself—and are willing to throw a bit more money at the project just to get it done—there are plenty of professional services that will transfer your tapes for you.

YesVideo(Opens in a new window) is a popular option, and provides its service through local retailers like Costco, CVS, Walmart, and Target. Not only will they transfer VHS tapes for $25 apiece (sometimes less, depending on the retailer), but you can also digitize old film reels, photographs, and slides, not to mention Betamax, 8MM, and other kinds of tapes.

There also may be local shops in your area that perform similar services, so check Yelp or ask around to see what might be available. This method can get pricey quickly, depending on how many tapes you have, but it requires almost no work for you. If that means the job actually gets done (rather than sitting on your to-do list forever), it's well worth it.

The Direct, At-Home Way: Use a DVD Recorder

If you want to save some cash and are willing to put in a minimal amount of work, a DVD Recorder is an easy do-it-yourself option. It allows you to pop in a VHS (you will need a VCR for this), insert a DVD-R disc(Opens in a new window), and press record to dub the video over. There's a lot of waiting involved, but it isn't a ton of active work, and it's much cheaper than using a professional service if you have a lot of tapes.

You can grab a separate DVD recorder that plugs into your VCR with analog cables, but I recommend using a VCR/DVD combo unit if you don't have one already. These are becoming rarer in stores, but you can grab used ones on eBay(Opens in a new window) for between $50 and $150 depending on the model (I actually found one at my local e-waste center for a measly five bucks).

Setting Up Your Recording Device

Plug your device into your TV, insert your tape and blank DVD, and press record—making sure that your player is set to record from VHS to DVD (and not the other way around, lest you erase your precious home movies).

Once it's recording, press play on the VCR side and it should dub over your video with little hassle. (It may help to check the DVD recorder's manual before attempting to record—you can often find them online by searching the model number.)

Once the video is on a DVD, you can rip that DVD to your computer if you want a backup digital copy.

The Custom Way: Connect a VCR to Your PC

Most people will probably want to go with one of the above two options—they're the easiest. But if you want to edit those old home videos on a PC, or store them as separate clips rather than two-hour-long chunks, you can hook your VCR up to your PC for more precise recording.

It takes a bit more time, but will get you the cleanest result—you just need a VCR-to-USB adapter like this $14 one from Amazon(Opens in a new window) and an RCA cable(Opens in a new window). Plug the VCR into your PC using the adapter and it should automatically install the necessary drivers. (If it doesn't, insert the disc that came with the adapter to install them.)

Download Your Recording Program

Many of these devices come with their own recording and editing software too, which may or may not be any good—I couldn't even get mine to launch properly. But that's okay, because a free program called Open Broadcaster Software(Opens in a new window) (OBS) is very good, and should work with most of these types of adapters. Download OBS, install it, and start it up, using its default settings for recording when prompted.

Prepare Software for Recording

The main window may look a little scary, but don't worry—you only have to do a few things to record basic video.

Under the "Sources" panel on the bottom, click the plus sign and choose "Video Capture Device" from the list. Choose "Create New," naming it whatever you want, and click OK. Then, from the "Device" drop-down in the next window, find the option for your VCR's adapter—mine was called "AV TO USB2.0". Leave the other settings at their default and click OK.

You should see a new square, outlined in red, appear in OBS' main window—this is the video it's reading from your VCR. (Mine was just a blue screen.) If you press Play on the VCR, you should see your video start playing in this red box. Use your mouse to resize the red box so it fills the middle of the black window, and drag it to the middle, as shown above. Then, mute any audio tracks that aren't from your video capture device.

Change Recording Format

I also recommend going to Settings > Output and changing the "Recording Format" to MP4, which is a more common file format than the default FLV. OBS is actually a very powerful tool, and if you know what you're doing, you can tweak a lot of color, sharpness, and other settings to make sure your video looks as good as possible—so feel free to browse the settings or visit the OBS forums(Opens in a new window) for ideas.

Start Recording

When you're ready to record, press the "Start Recording" button on the left side of OBS' window, then press Play on your VCR. OBS will begin recording your VCR's output to a video file. Let the tape play as long as you want, then press "Stop Recording." You should see the resulting video clip show up in your "Videos" folder in Windows Explorer. Play it to make sure everything was captured properly, and repeat this process for the rest of your tapes.

It'll take some time, but when you're finished, you'll be able to edit the resulting clips in your favorite video editor, burn them to a DVD, or upload them to a service like Google Photos for safe keeping.

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How to convert VHS to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital

If you spent any part of the ’80s or ’90s lugging around a VHS camcorder (or being filmed by someone with one of these enormous contraptions), you probably have a closet full of old VHS tapes containing weddings, graduations, and sacred Disney trips. And while you might think these tapes are simply waiting for you to pop them back in a VHS machine, the truth is, that video footage is slowly decaying and is already in way worse shape than when it was shot.

Contents

  • Retail VHS-to-DVD conversion services
  • Using a VHS-DVD combo or separate VCR and DVD burner
  • Transferring to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital file on Windows and Mac
  • What about digital videotapes?

If your precious home videos managed to survive, you may want to salvage that footage before it becomes lost forever. Converting well-worn home movies will never be flawless, but it can be done on a modest budget with a few basic tools.

Below, we’ll show you how to save your moments digitally on multiple formats, including by DVD transfer, Blu-ray, or digital file. If you’re just too busy, we’ve also got a list of the various VHS conversion services, including pricing, to help you preserve that 20-year-old home video of you bailing on your first bike. If not for you, do it for posterity’s sake.

Disclaimer: It’s illegal to produce copies of commercial films and copyrighted content, but there are no restrictions on copying home videos. Plus, you usually can pick up a used copy of Top Gun or The Breakfast Club online for next to nothing. 

Retail VHS-to-DVD conversion services

For those who’d rather forgo the technical hands-on process, many big-name retail corporations offer VHS-to-DVD (and in some cases VHS-to-digital) conversion services through their photo departments. Stores like Costco, CVS, Walmart, and Sam’s Club offer video conversion, and many of them use the same company for their conversion: YesVideo.

If you head to the YesVideo website, you’ll find conversion services starting from $26 per tape for the first two hours, and then an additional $26 for every two additional hours of converting. But the price you pay at Walmart or Target could be lower. These prices have been trending upward in recent years, so if you’ve been waiting to get your tapes converted, you might want to get on it.

Available transfer formats include everything from VHS to Betamax, and most services will allow you to transfer up to two tapes to a single DVD disc before charging you extra. Alternatively, there are a couple of great websites that offer the same service for a more affordable price if you feel comfortable shipping the VHS tapes yourself.

Companies like Legacy Box offer similar services. Simply mail your VHS tapes in, and they’ll provide you with DVDs, downloadable digital files, or a thumb drive filled with all of your memories, plus the original tapes in return. Prices start at $59, which includes the conversion of two tapes. Have other analog media, like audio cassettes or 35mm slides? Legacy Box can digitize these, too.

Using a VHS-DVD combo or separate VCR and DVD burner

If you’ve got a ton of videos to transfer, you may want to take on the job yourself to save some cash. The best way to convert on your own is with a VHS-DVD combination player/recorder. Today, these are outdated and can be hard to find. You can find dinosaur models online if you look hard enough — try searching “combo deck” or “VHS DVD recorder” on sites like Amazon or eBay or even Craigslist — but these will typically run you $100 or more (and take forever to ship), so it’ll only be worth it if you’ve got a sizeable tape collection.

You also can buy the items you’ll need piecemeal. If you don’t already have a VCR, you might be able to find one online for around $70 to $100, but again, it’s not the easiest task. With the last new VCRs rolling off the assembly line in 2016, used machines are likely your only option. You can try looking on Amazon (most options there will be secondhand), but you may need to resort to eBay or even your local Craigslist, though we recommend caution if you go those routes — always make sure your eBay seller has high review scores before proceeding. Then you’ll need a stand-alone DVD recorder, which can also be a challenge to find these days. Securing one will likely require the same methods outlined above.

Once you’ve got the goods, you can hook up the DVD recorder to the VCR by plugging a set of RCA audio/video cables from the VCR’s RCA outputs to the DVD recorder’s RCA inputs. On some models, you might need an RCA-to-HDMI converter to connect the two. This is essentially the same process you’ll need to use if you’re using a VHS camcorder as your playback device — simply connect the camera’s outputs to the DVD recorder via the RCA cables or, if necessary, the RCA-to-HDMI converter we just mentioned. With a combo player, of course, the process is simpler.

Next is the transfer process. Pop a tape into the VCR and a blank DVD+R or DVD+RW (some units only accept one of these formats, so double-check that) into the DVD player, then begin the transfer process. The method differs between models, but it should be relatively straightforward, and generally involves starting the recording mode on the DVD recorder, followed by pressing play on your VCR or camcorder.

You may need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, but most manuals can be found through a Google search if your components didn’t come with them. Keep in mind, most DVD recorders have two stages: Recording and finalizing. While in recording mode, you can keep adding footage to a single disc as long as you haven’t run out of storage capacity. Finalizing “locks in” the recordings and then makes the disc playable on any DVD player. Once finalized, a disc cannot be used for any further recordings.

Pro tip: It’s always smart to clean your equipment and the tapes you’ll be transferring. The efficacy of different cleaning methods is a point of contention, but the simplest way is to open the cassette’s protective door and carefully remove any visible dust or dirt using a soft cloth or cotton swab. You might also consider cleaning your VCR’s heads by using a VHS head cleaner.

Transferring to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital file on Windows and Mac

This process is more involved and requires a few additional materials, but it has its benefits. Specifically, you’ll be able to transfer your tapes directly from a VCR into digital files as opposed to another physical format, allowing you to preserve them on a hard drive or even in the cloud. You can then copy and save the files wherever you’d like and transfer them to DVDs or Blu-rays.

Assuming you’ve already got a VCR, the first step is to buy an analog-to-digital converter if you don’t have access to one. There are many models out there, but models such as the UCEC USB 2.0 Video Audio Capture Card are made specifically with VHS transferring in mind. These small devices are called “cards” because the original version was indeed a card that needed to be inserted into a computer, but these days they’re all plug-and-play USB dongles.

Digitizing

Once you’ve got one, connect the analog-to-digital converter to your computer and your VCR or camera. Most adapters come with software that walks you through the entire transfer process, including importing the resulting footage into a more comprehensive video editor or burning it straight to DVD. Refer to the installation disc, instruction manual, or manufacturer’s website for more information on installing the software and downloading the necessary drivers.

As with the previous method, we suggest giving your tape and VCR a look-over to make sure each is clean. Particles on the tape can cause blemishes in the video during the transfer, while dirty heads can ruin the entire project.

Now for the main event. Insert the tape into your VCR, and a blank DVD or Blu-ray into your computer (or external player/burner). The exact steps for conversion vary depending on which device and what software you’re using for video capture. Digitizing will happen in real-time, meaning you’ll have to painstakingly sit through the entire length of footage (or go do something else for a while) before you can finish up the project. Once it’s done, however, the contents will be forever preserved in digital format.

You have the alternative option of employing a direct digital converter, which digitizes the VHS content onto an SD card, without the need for a computer. You can then insert the SD card into any device for viewing. Be aware, though — you might need extra cables and a bigger SD card (try 64GB).

Burning

At this point, if all you wanted was the digital file, you’re done; you can edit, move, and name the file as you want. If you’re planning on burning the file to a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you’ve got another step to go. Most conversion software will have an option for burning a DVD or Blu-ray upon completion of digitizing the footage.

If not, locate the resulting file on your computer and open it in iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, VLC, or a similar program that can burn your footage to DVD. You can also use these programs to edit the length of your videos. The burning process will vary depending on what software you choose, so consult instructions for further clarification.

VHS to Blu-ray

To convert old VHS to Blu-ray using a PC, you’ll need a computer with a Blu-ray writable drive and the appropriate third-party software. You’ll need an external drive if your PC doesn’t have one built-in. As far as software goes, we recommend the budget-friendly (free), albeit outdated, program ImgBurn for windows users. If you want to pay for a better, more modern alternative, we recommend either Opencloner or BurnAware. Leawo Blu-ray Creator is the best and most user-friendly option for Macs.

Other than these differences, the process is the same as we described above for creating DVDs on your computer.

Quality in, quality out

Keep in mind, just because you’re transferring your antiquated VHS tapes to a more modern, digital format, you likely won’t see any appreciable improvement in image quality. The digitizing and burning processes rarely involve any tech wizardry that can create detail that has been lost to deterioration of time or that was never there in the first place. After all, VHS tapes are from the days of 3:4 ratio NTSC video, and you’ll probably end up watching the converted footage on a flatscreen TV with at least 1080p resolution, if not a 4K TV, which will likely make all of the grainy imperfections more noticeable, not less.

Still, as long as you set your expectations accordingly, you’ll have given your most precious memories a new lease on life — one that will hopefully keep them going for at least another 20 years.

What about digital videotapes?

If you’re sitting on a collection of Digital 8, miniDV, or the short-lived D-VHS, you’re probably wondering what can be done to make these recordings more easily viewable. Like their analog cousins, these formats will also degrade over time, so don’t let the word “digital” lull you into a false sense of security.

Unfortunately, if you want to preserve that digital information (without converting it to analog first), you’ll need some very specific products.

  • A Digital 8, miniDV, or D-VHS camcorder or cassette deck for playback (if you still own the one you used to film, that’s probably your best option)
  • An IEEE 1394 cable (also known as FireWire or i.Link)
  • A computer that has an IEEE 1394 input (most older Macs and some PCs have this built-in)
  • If your Windows computer can take additional cards, you can buy an IEEE 1394 PCIe card for very little money

Pro Tip #1: Don’t buy one of the so-called IEEE 1394-to-USB adapters you’ll find by the truckload on Amazon, as they won’t work for transferring digital video from a camcorder to a computer.

Pro Tip #2: There are several versions of IEEE 1394, including FireWire 400 and 800. Make sure the cable you buy matches the version on your computer, otherwise you’ll end up having to buy an adapter too.

Once you have your gear collected, connect the camcorder to the computer using the IEEE 1394 cable and follow the instructions that came with your camcorder. Once the tapes have been transferred, they will be in uncompressed digital video files, which can be huge. Using a program like Handbrake, you’ll be able to compress them with virtually no loss of quality but with significantly smaller file sizes.

However, if you choose to burn them to DVD or Blu-ray, it’s best to use uncompressed video files.

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How to convert VHS to DVD. Old videocassettes have been personified as DVDs. However, there are still many movies that we all keep on VHS. Wouldn't it be embarrassing to lose them? Eventually, over time, they demagnetize and can no longer be used.

So why not get it all on DVD? You totally agree with me, but you don't know how transfer VHS to DVD. Well, don't worry... I'll give you all the explanations you need!

With some special tools, you can connect your computer to your VCR and convert old video cassettes to digital video to store them on DVDs or other storage devices (such as USB sticks and memory cards). Also, you can transfer VHS to DVD by connecting your VCR to a DVD player capable of recording.

Before I can get alarmed and think, who knows what I want to clarify immediately, out of sight, is tools are very easy to use , so don't be scared, because converting VHS to DVD is not a difficult operation, no matter you are more or less experienced in new technologies, there is no difference. Trust me.

How to convert VHS to DVD

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  • 1 How to convert VHS to DVD using VCR and PC
    • 1.1 Step by step
    • 1.2 Useful tips
  • How to convert VHS to DVD7 2 -recorder

How to convert VHS to DVD using VCR and PC

If you are interested in understanding what needs to be done to transfer VHS to DVD, the first thing you need to do is get the video grabber ( video grabbers ) . This is a portable data collection card that, when connected to a PC's USB port, allows you to digitize old video cassettes and analog camcorder tapes.

There are several video grabbers on the market today with prices between 20 y 40 euro . If you don't have a video capture yet, I suggest you buy one from Amazon. However, try to avoid solutions that are too cheap, which may have compatibility issues with the latest versions of Windows, and create mediocre quality videos compared to others.

In addition to the need to capture video to transfer VHS to DVD, you need a powerful PC with USB 2.0 ports and some tools, such as SCART to SVHS / RCA adapter (SCART socket with RCA / S-VIDEO exits), A/V cables (the classic is colored red, yellow and white) and Blank DVD . Even so, if you don't already have everything you need, you can buy it from Amazon.

Step by Step

  • Once you find everything you need, the first thing to do to transfer VHS to DVD is to insert the CD that came with the video capture package on your PC and install the device drivers. Don't worry, it's easy. All you have to do is follow the appropriate procedure displayed on the screen, which will guide you step by step to install the necessary drivers to be able to use the grabber. Usually, when the program installation window is displayed, just always press Siguiente and finally in final or finish .

  • At this point, connect your old VCR to your computer by first inserting the SCART to SVHS / RCA adapter into the VCR's TV jack. Set the switch to the INPUT position, then connect the audio/video cables to the SCART adapter and the grabber's inputs, and finally plug the grabber into your PC's USB port.

  • After completing all these steps, to transfer VHS to DVD, you need to run the video burner on PC, select DVD as the destination, and get the video by launching the VCR.

Helpful Hints

In most cases VHS du DVD ripping programs are provided with video grabbers. To use them, simply install them by following the on-screen instructions and you're done. If you don't like the program that comes with the video capture, you can still resort to using alternative software. Among the most famous and popular programs, thanks to which you can transfer VHS to DVD, I offer you Pinnacle Instant DVD Burner y AVS Video Recorder

Please note that in case the program supplied with the video capture to transfer VHS to DVD does not allow direct burning to DVD after receiving, you will need to convert the received file to DVD -video.

In case you are not clear, you can deepen the video capture for VHS to DVD by doing a quick search on YouTube, where you can find many tutorials.

How to convert VHS to DVD using a VCR and DVD burner

As an alternative to the procedure I have indicated in the previous lines, it is possible to transfer the VHS to DVD by also connecting a VCR to the DVD player. In other words, a completely normal DVD player that can record on the hard disk and optical media what is displayed on the TV screen. If you don't already have a DVD player, you can easily find one on Amazon. The price of such a device is not exactly a "friend", but if you think that it can be useful not only in this but also in other cases, if it were you, I would not hesitate to continue the purchase.

Therefore, in order to transfer VHS to DVD, you must place the VCR next to the DVD player, connect the VCR and DVD player to the Scart socket or the three color sockets, and turn on both devices.

Then go to the DVR source setting. If you can't figure out which line is among the available ones, I suggest you insert a video cassette into your VCR, press the button to play on your device, and try changing the available lines on your DVD player. Once you have decided on the source, stop playing the videotape, restart it, and set the correct line on the DVD player.

After these operations are completed, the actual process of transferring VHS to DVD can finally begin. To do this, insert the cassette into the VCR and wait for the video to appear on the TV screen. Then insert a blank DVD into the DVD player and then pause the videotape. Finally press the Rec button of the DVD player and the Play button of the VCR.

After starting the VHS to DVD transfer procedure, you can also turn off the TV if you wish. However, the DVD player and recorder will continue to do their homework without any problems. In any case, I suggest that you pay close attention to when the video will end and be careful to press the button at that point. Recording stopped to prevent recording from continuing on a blank screen.

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Courting in the cabinet of the house, you found a box full of video cassettes , including the flow of old films, shot, shot, removed, shot. to a camcorder you used a few years ago. The discovery of these "family finds" would no doubt be a pleasant surprise, but given the growing proliferation of optical media and the widespread adoption of PCs and other multimedia devices, perhaps it would be better convert VHS to DVD increase their lifespan and make these movies more accessible with modern multimedia devices.

How to say? This all sounds like a great idea, but you have no idea how to convert video tape to DVD. Well, if that's the case, don't be afraid, because I can explain everything to you! Contrary to what you might think, converting a VHS movie to DVD is actually quite a simple operation if you have the right equipment.

Therefore, if you want to know what you need to do to convert a movie from VHS format to DVD, I suggest you take a few minutes of your free time and take the time to read this guide. I am sure that by following the instructions that I will give you step by step, in the end you will be very happy with the result. So, are you ready to start? Yes? Very well! Let's not waste any more time and start immediately!

Index

  • 1 Required for converting VHS to DVD
        • 1.0.0.1 CSL - Video Grabber - USB video capture card - Converter ...
        • 2.0 USB Video Capture app 2.0 - - USB Video Capture app New Compatible Version...
        • 1.0.0.3 DriverGenius USB 2.0 S-Video and RC Audio/Video Capture Card. ..
        • 1.0.0.4 MyGica EZ USB Grabber Box Video Capture Card to Change VHS to...
        • 1.0.0.5 Lindy 35570 - SCART to SVHS + 3xRCA 9 adapter0030
        • 1.0.0.6 ITB S-Video Cable Solution 5 Mt
        • 1.0.0.7 Triple RCA CVBS AR AL Male to Male Cable for Audio Video ...
  • Convert VHS 2 DVD with VCR and PC
  • 3 Convert VHS to DVD with DVD VCR

Required to convert VHS to DVD

Before getting to the point of this tutorial, I have to show you that need to convert VHS to DVD . Many of the tools listed below are probably already at your disposal. However, if something is missing, you can easily get it from electronics stores in your area or online stores like Amazon (You can use the buttons next to each product to make a purchase).

  • VHS video recorder - To read the videotapes you want to digitize, obviously you will need a VHS recorder.
  • Windows PC or Mac - Make sure you have enough free disk space on your computer as scanned videos can take up a lot of space.
  • Video Grabber - This device takes the audio/video signal from the VCR and converts it into a digital signal to be sent to the PC. There are different types and price ranges. For your needs, I would say entry-level models are suitable starting from 30/40 euros. Connecting them to a PC is very easy as they have output USB ; to connect them to the DVR, on the other hand, you can use RCA composite cables (be transparent, yellow, white and red) or S-Video cable . However, before purchasing a VCR, make sure it is compatible with the Windows/macOS version of your PC. Understand?
CSL - Video Grabber - USB Video Capture Card - Converter ...

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app - USB 2.0 Audio Video Capture - New compatible version .
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DriverGenius USB 2.0 S-Video and RC A/V Capture Card…

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MyGica EZ USB Grabber Box Video Capture Card to 9204 View0 VHS Grabber Box to change… offer on Amazon

  • Cables and adapters - As I said, you need to use special cables to connect the DVR to the PC and the VHS recorder. For convenience, I recommend purchasing SCART adapter containing both gli RCA inputs that S-Video input if you don't already have one.
Lindy 35570 - SCART adapter on SVHS + 3XRCA

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ITB S -Video Cable Solution 5 MT

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cable with a triple cable with RCA CVBS AR AR AR AR AR for male, for audio, video ...

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Convert VHS to DVD with VCR and PC

When you find everything you need, the first thing you need to do to convert VHS to DVD is insert the CD contents of the video capture package on PC y install device drivers. Don't worry, it's nothing so hard that you can't do it. You just need to follow the specific procedure shown on the screen, which will guide you step by step to install the necessary drivers to be able to use the grabber.

So you will need to open the file. .exe o MSI (if you are using windows ) Or Damage o PKG (if you are using macOS ) and follow the instructions on the screen (basically you will have to press the buttons Forward , 9000 depends on the brand and model of video capture you have).

After this first operation, connect your old VCR to the PC, making sure to first insert the SCART to SVHS/RCA adapter into the VCR TV socket on the VCR by setting the switch to position INTRODUCTION ; then connect the audio/video cables to the SCART adapter and to the inputs of the capture device, and finally connect the capture device to your PC's USB port.

After all these steps, to convert VHS to DVD, you will need to run video recorder on PC, select DVD as destination from the corresponding menu, and capture video by placing juego DVR. Unfortunately I can't go very specific as the operations performed may vary from one program to another. Basically, however, you should do the following.

First, set the USB video grabber to video source y audio source Using the appropriate menus, access the properties of the video source and specify the way you want to capture the video (for example, S-Video o Composite cable ). Then open the program settings and select format y el output video resolution 0009 352 × 288 pixels). I remind you that you cannot use formats such as MP4, AVI, etc. as output parameters. In fact, you need to create DVD buddy (If you remember, I explained how to do this in another guide), which format requires MPEG2 (and one of the standard resolutions mentioned above).

Finally, select the location where Guardar captured the video by clicking the appropriate button (I remind you to choose a drive with a lot of free space, since the files in question can take quite a lot of space) and voila. .

If you don't like the VHS to DVD converter that comes directly with the grabber, know that you can resort to using a third party video capture software like the excellent OBS which is free and very easy to use: i told you in another guide.

Then keep in mind that if the program supplied with the grabber does not allow you to burn directly to DVD, at the end of the purchase you will have to convert the resulting file to DVD video using a special program. If you don't know how to do it with the software in question, I suggest you check out my guide on how to burn DVD movies: there you will find all the instructions to proceed without any difficulty.

Convert VHS to DVD with DVD VCR

As an alternative to the procedure I just showed you, know that you can convert VHS to DVD in another way: connecting a VHS VCR to a DVD VCR . To do this, place the VHS VCR next to the DVD DVR, connect two devices with a SCART plug or tri-color plugs, and turn both on by pressing the corresponding button of the power button .

Next, you need to set up the source of the VHS VCR: if you can't figure out which line is available, I advise you to insert a video cassette into the VCR, press the juego button on the device or on the remote control of the latter and try to change the available lines on your DVD- VCR.


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