I am just about to take delivery of a brand new very fast computer
I have a load of Hi8 analog camcorder tapes that I want to transfer to my pc, then edit all the crap out, burn to dvd & then send to family all over the world.
I have researched a lot regarding external video capture devices … and am still as confused as I was when I started.
All of the devices I’ve looked at (pretty much all that are available) have good & bad points … Basically, ALL I want the capture device for is to get everything from the Hi8 tape to my pc then I’ll use Tmpgenc DVD Author (or similar) to get rid of all the bad frames/rubbish etc.
Would a “cheap & cheerful” video capture device capture the same as a more expensive one? I’m not worried about features - I just want to capture everything from the Hi8 tapes & work from there. I also don’t want to be “locked” to a particular software for editing … I just want to capture to either avi or mpeg2 … which is better/easier?
Any external video capture device recommendations would be appreciated (eg. the Kworld usb 2.0 external capture device).
Finally, I mentioned earlier that I intended to use Tmpgenc DVD Author to edit the captured video … I’m not too worried about fancy menus/fades etc. - I just need to edit the rubbish out of the captured video & burn it to dvd with a few chapters … Any help here would be appreciated too.