I want to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. I was going to buy a new computer and a Dazzle video capture device. The salesman told me I should buy the HP model M8430F, because it has the appropriate plug-ins on the front, and that I wouldn't need the Dazzle. So, that's what I did. Yes, I can plug in my VCR, but apparently can't do anything else with it. According to the Windows Help: "To import video from an analog video camera or VCR, you need to have an analog video capture device installed on your computer..." So, is ther any way to do this without putting out more money?
I looked up your PC and it has a TV tuner card and media center. You should be able to do basic video capture from the VCR with what you have already installed on the PC. I hate to ask this, but have you looked through the manual that came with the PC? That would be a better source in this situation than Windows help. Windows help is very generic and not specific to your PC. I have a little older Gateway PC with a basic TV turner and I was able to transfer videos over. The first thing to do is get to the point that you can see the video playing in media center. You may need to set it up to play thru channel 3 (like we did back when VCRs first came out) and once that is done, you can start recording that "broadcast". Once you have the videos, you can burn them to DVD.
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There are a few 'minor' things, but I think you have the basics on the PC you have to do the job.
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no easy way to do this unfortunately. You either need to connect your VCR to a DVD recorder and record it directly onto DVD or use a device such as this http://www.dx.com/p/easycap-usb-video-capture-adapter-5707 to connect your VCR to your computer and record it onto your computer that way.
I'm glad to provide the instructions to transfer video from VHS Tape to DVD. You may purchase a DVD Recorder and connect the VCR to its A/V input to record the videos directly to a DVD. There are VCR/DVD Combo Recorders available where you can dub from VHS to DVD without using another VCR.
Alternately, if you have an A/V interface in your Computer, you can connect a VCR to the Computer and capture videos using Windows Movie Maker or any other video capture software. Once you transfer the video to the computer, you can burn the videos to a DVD using the DVD burner in the Computer.
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I can only offer you 1 option for this case.
In converting the VHS video tape to DVD you can use computer. All you need to have is the VHS player with RCA audio video cables. Then a computer that has video capture card or USB capture card. This will take time but you can just transfer all the copyrighted videos to DVD and to computer data (post to internet)
*Needs realtime transfer VHS to Computer with the prefered resolution option.
*Burn to DVD, it will depends on your DVD drive speed.
You have several options. But important one to understand is the limitations of a PIII computer like Armada e500. You may not have enough grunt to convert stuff, even after buying the necessary video capture devices which work on USB.
Also I am assuming you either have the jvc camcorder still available or atleast have a VHS-C to VHS adapter to play the tapes on a standard VHS tape player.
Unless you are having a lot tapes and need editing while converting, your better bet might be to go to one of the shops that convert these tapes on to DVD or a suitable flash drive which might work out cheaper and quicker.
The last time I did this thing (quality of my VHS-C tapes was bad) I bought a Samsung combined VHS Video / DVD recorder and used the dubbing feature to burn DVDs. Cost me about $150 a year ago. I was able to do some editing on the way as I was connected to the TV screen as well. Saved me the hassles of dealling with the PC type video capture devices and software.
Disconnect your dazzle then connect at the back of your computer. Click on Start>Control panel>system>hardware>device manager>sound and video games controller> right click on video capture device and uninstall it. Restart your computer. Open your IDVDR then choose the advance mode, on step number 1 click the pull down arrow and then choose your dazzle device thing. Turn on the power of your VHS and then hit the play button check if the image transfer to the preview screen of your computer.
You can copy VHS tapes that cannot be done on standard equipment. You can buy EZGRABBER to down load VHS tapes to your hard drive, then use a program likePower Produucer to go from your hard drive to a recordable DVD unit if you have one installed in your computer
The product you need is called the Pinaccle Dazzle - it is basically a red/white/yellow composite to USB connector - it also comes with software for capturing your videos in DVD format on your computer (or you can record directly to a DVD disc inserted in yuor computer). I purchased mine at Best Buy, but it is available in a lot of places. It works great, and I have been busily converting those old VHS's to my PC, and then from PC to DVD.