VHS to DVD (incl SVHS)
I need to convert a tape collection â€“ to DVD, the majority of them are SVHS tapes â€¦â€¦ now as SVHS was far better quality than standard VHS â€¦.. what do I need to do to make sure I get the best out of the tapes during transfer.
I have not converted them to anything â€¦ they are still in SVHS (PAL) format.
I would like to have some simple editing after conversion, so I can â€˜cut out the rubbishâ€™ and merge several tapes onto one DVD etc.
I guess it would be good to have some colour correction if necessary on some tapes.
I have a reasonably fast Dell PC, 4GB RAM running VISTA Ultimate. It has multiple USB 2 ports and 1 firewire port. It has a multiple HD RAID system â€¦ so loads of HD space.
Softawre wise â€¦ I have standard VISTA video programmes Windows movie Maker etc.
I also have ADOBE Premier and ADOBE AFTER Effects (never used either though)
I have what was a top spec Panasonic SVHS video recorder .. with the adapter so I can use my SVHS-C tapes from Camorder in this.
Probably not relevant â€“ I also have a Panasonic DVD Recorder, so I could convert tape to DVD that way.
I have received several emails from ROXIO â€¦. For their Easy VHS to DVD product, which has an Svideo input as well as stereo audio â€¦ and a lead to allow these to be plugged into a USB port.
Is this a sensible way to proceed ? â€¦â€¦. Is SVHS input via USB retaining as much quality as possible,
They also include their conversion software.
What is the best way for me to proceed.