Thread: G4 iBook / VCR video capture
05-18-2004, 05:32 PM #1nr-mediaGuestG4 iBook / VCR video capture
I have a lot of old home vids on VHS tapes. I'd like to capture them and put them on VCD's. Is there an inexpensive way of doing this? I've looked around the Net and they have these digital video boxes that will do the trick, but they are a bit too expensive. Is there some sort of S-video to USB video capture cable?
05-18-2004, 05:50 PM #2
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You have three options
1) a VCR with a firewire port
2) Connecting your current VCR to a Mini-DV Camera that has a passthrough mode
3) Analog-DV converter (usually 200 bucks and up)Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
05-24-2004, 04:47 AM #3nr-mediaGuest
Been lookin around. Can't seem to find VCR's with Firewire built-in. What brand VCRs have this feature?
05-24-2004, 02:33 PM #4
Well, I know of none, but IMO VCR format is on the way out, replaced by DVD
05-28-2004, 01:45 AM #5nesuser2Guest
Can you provide any more information about connecting a vcr to the mini-dv camera? Also.....I'm a complete n00b...what about capturing tv?
05-30-2004, 07:26 PM #6
Originally Posted by nesuser2
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05-30-2004, 08:17 PM #7nesuser2Guest
Well, I must say it's too bad I didn't get a manual with mine. But, I guess that's what the internet is for! Thanks!
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