[Moved] Copy VHS tapes to DVD

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#1

Hi, I am new to this, what I want is to record all my vhs ie Home movies & bought tapes to disc QUICK, what recorder do I need plus what dvd disc. Any help would be gratefull ARNIE


#2

[QUOTE=ARNIE560;2107243]Hi, I am new to this, what I want is to record all my vhs ie Home movies & bought tapes to disc QUICK, what recorder do I need plus what dvd disc. Any help would be gratefull ARNIE[/QUOTE]

if it is home movies (unprotected) then there are many VHS - DVD combo units that will do the job.


#3

Some of the bought tapes may have macrovision protection. If they do, the fastest, easiest way would probably be to run a vcr to a stand alone dvd recorder. You also need a video stabalizer unit in between to remove the copy protection.

Here are a couple
http://www.checkhere22.com/stabilizer/
http://www.xdimax.com/grex/grex.html

The second one seems to get recommended a lot here

Here is a little more info
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f58/sima-ct-200-70-plus-20-rebate-155211/#post2037773

As far as a stand alone dvd recorder, thats kind of like asking what tv or what car to buy. Do you want to spend 100$, 500$, 1000$? If you give a price range it might narrow it down where others can make recommendations. Personally I have never owned one. You can look up info on various models here
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdrecorders

The other option would be to get a video stabilizer and transfer the video to your computer, then author and burn a dvd. Thats probably a more difficult approach, but it give you more option in the process. There are many different capture devices if you want to go that route.
Also try searching “vcr dvd” in the forums. This has been asked several times and there is a lot of info about it.


#4

Welcome Arnie…
It kinda depends on how much editing, cutting, converting, etc… that you want to do with the video. If you are just basically making a backup copy, then the dvd recorder with a device to bypass macrovision would be the way to go…

If you want to play around, edit, add special effects, convert audio to 5.1, etc…, then I would suggest looking into one of the options for capturing the video to your pc.