I’m way out of my league here on CDF’s, But! I need some input.
I have an extensive VHS collection of Movies, Docco’s and I want to capture it to my HD, several ways to get there, some cost more than others, but the big cost is time. If I capture to easyvcd, takes about 3 hrs to do 90-120 min tape.
I have been looking and there are two other options that are available, Snazzi* VideoMaker at a little less than $200. supposed to capture mpeg1,mpeg2, or mpeg4, but nowhere can I find out the conversion rate. ADS has a simular unit, again <$200. Then Panasonic has a unit out that plays VHS and converts it to mpeg1,2,4. on DVD-R or DVD-RAM and if you wanted, DVD to VHS. Costs are always important, but in this case,cost difference are small. One of the major problems for me is the quality from Panasonic, vs some unknown products.
If any one has any experience with any of these units, please post something, good, bad or indifferent. THX