The Best VHS to DVD software? / Future HD Editing
I have an old 1997 JVC Analog Camcorder and about fifty VHS-C tapes I would like to copy, edit, burn, so my family can view these on their own CD or DVD disk players. I realize this would be all real time editing. I might even invest in another 500GB WD External HD, or one Terabyte (1000GB) because my present HD is half full, and I will need lots of video storage.
Thatâ€™s Old technology, and I am thinking for the future, to get a onboard Hard Drive High Definition Video camera, so I wanted to know if I would have to purchase tow separate software items.
- For backing up old VHS tapes to disks, and 2) To burn HD 1080i or 1080p HD to DVD to play on the HDTV display. (I donâ€™t know if people are even using regular CDâ€™s for this, or only DVDâ€™S…and not all my friends even have a bluRay player, and certainly donâ€™t have a Blu-Ray burner on my computerâ€¦yet)
I also have Nero Ultra7, which I burn audio mp3â€™s to cda/wav files, so I need to know if all I need is a video capture card to use with Nero, and forget about buying anything else except the HD Video editing software.
Since I already have the Nero7, I donâ€™t want to buy anything that would conflict with the Nero, like maybe the ROXIO VHS to DVD. I was told by someone at Fryâ€™s electronics, that I would first have to remove the Nero to install the Roxio. He also told me that Tape like Mini-DV is always better for editing that the new Hard Drive Video cameras.
I was also looking at the following software and wondered if anyone has used them:
MAGIXâ€™s â€œRescue Your Videoâ€,
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 plus…
(maybe for the HD editing, when I decide on a camera)
HONESTECHâ€™s VHS to DVD v4.0,
Or PINNACLE STUDIO PLUS v.12 software.
As you may have guessed, I am totally confused on these issues. When I do burn the files, what format? MPEG2,.MOV, AVI?
I would like to be able to edit by fading in/out the snowy, bad areas of the old camcorder tapes and maybe even add mp3 music as background for the non-voice areas of the VHS. (not a biggie)
Iâ€™d hate to think that on the Mini-DV, this is better suited to easier edit tape than the newer built in hard drive cameras. To me, itâ€™s like stepping back a few steps in technology than going forward, I just donâ€™t know.