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    VHS-C to DVD
    I have a new Macbook Pro (2.4 GHz, 4GB ram, 200GB 7200 rpm HD) and a bunch of old VHS-C home videos. I would like to somehow get them onto DVD's to preserve them. I have absolutely no idea how to do this, so any info would help a lot. What will I need to buy/download and what do I do with it? Also, I work at Best Buy so if there are any materials I need that I can get there let me know so I can save some $. Thanks!

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    Sep 08, 2008
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB Ram 200GB Hard drive, Mac Mini 1.5 Intel Core Solo 512Mb Ram
    i bought this device called a pyro link (its from a couple of years ago) and you connect your VCR through RCA cables and then connect the device to your mac through firewire, youll be able to then capture the VHS tapes to your mac and then edit and burn to DVD, hope this helps. You should be able to use it with iMovie

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    You can buy a DVD recorder/player for the T.V. and plug and record, or use Dazzle. I used the first route, I found it easier, and it didn't tie down my MBP
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    Dec 14, 2008
    VHSC to DVD
    Unless you have the original VHSC camcorder then my advice would be to send it to a Video to DVD service company. I sent mine not long ago to these Superior Video to DVD Transfer here. However before you do you need to make a choice:

    1. Transfer the vhsc to dvd
    2. Transfer it to AVI

    It you are a newbie to this then go for DVD that way you can use standard MAC controls to RIP the DVD (get it onto your desktop for editing)

    With AVI service you need some more editing skills -0 search the forum

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    Although a firewire device such as the pyro link is probably a better choice because video editing software such as iMovie should be able to read the input, many people have used devices such as the Elgato EyeTV.

    The non firewire devices may require an extra conversion to get the content into iMovie for basic editing.

    This subject has been discussed many times it the 'Movies and Video' section here. Search for something like 'convert vhs'.
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