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Dubbing from vcr to vcr

In order to transfer my home vhs tapes to a dvd format, I need to consolidate them all onto 2 vhs tapes. Currently, I have two hours of recorded home videos on about 12 tapes. Isn't there some way I can record from one vcr to another....I have two zenith vcrs...

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Connect with RCA cable to RCA jacks\plugs::
output [player] audio to INPUT [recorder]
OUTPUT [player] Video to INPUT [recorder]
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Place blank tape in RECORDER, Tape that you want to record from into PLAYER.Press Record [recorder machine], wait one second, press PAUSE.( thats to give record tape "breathing" space.) Set up your player tape to start playing. When you know what you want to record, press PAUSE again to begining recording. Press PAUSE after the recorded section to install 2nd tape, etc. etc.
NOTE:: some VCRs use PAUSE 2nd time to release and continue recording, while some machines you must press RECORD button again to release PAUSE. you must expirement before begining your project.

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