Old-school (VHS) video to DVD - Help!

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by barry.delarosa@gmail.com, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Help!

    I have a friend who wants to buy a new PC, and his main goal is to be
    able to convert his old VHS tapes to DVDs. He's obviously first got to
    check what video output his video recorder has, but assuming it's
    S-Video (can I assume that?) would he have to buy a specialist video
    card for his new PC, or are there PCs that ship with S-Video inputs? If
    he has to buy a card, any recommendations?

    I'm alright when it comes to advising on PC purchases but the video
    side of this is unknown territory!
    Thanks very much for any help you can offer!
    , Dec 9, 2004
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  2. kaydigi Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Help!
    >
    > I have a friend who wants to buy a new PC, and his main goal is to be
    > able to convert his old VHS tapes to DVDs. He's obviously first got to
    > check what video output his video recorder has, but assuming it's
    > S-Video (can I assume that?) would he have to buy a specialist video
    > card for his new PC, or are there PCs that ship with S-Video inputs? If
    > he has to buy a card, any recommendations?
    >
    > I'm alright when it comes to advising on PC purchases but the video
    > side of this is unknown territory!
    > Thanks very much for any help you can offer!



    He's going to look for a Video Capture card that has S Video in. They mostly
    come with S-Video/ Composite/ and coxial (video in)/ RCA or 1/8 audio in..
    kaydigi, Dec 10, 2004
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  3. Biz Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Help!
    >
    > I have a friend who wants to buy a new PC, and his main goal is to be
    > able to convert his old VHS tapes to DVDs. He's obviously first got to
    > check what video output his video recorder has, but assuming it's
    > S-Video (can I assume that?)


    No, only S-VHS VCRs have s-video output. Until recently when DVDs
    completely took over they were very expensive compared to standard VHS
    recorders, so most people do not own them.


    would he have to buy a specialist video
    > card for his new PC, or are there PCs that ship with S-Video inputs? If
    > he has to buy a card, any recommendations?
    >
    > I'm alright when it comes to advising on PC purchases but the video
    > side of this is unknown territory!
    > Thanks very much for any help you can offer!
    >
    Biz, Dec 10, 2004
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  4. Baz Guest

    OFFS
    Just rent the DVD and copy it

    Transferring Video to DVD is hugely time consuming, expensive and gives poor
    results.


    >> I have a friend who wants to buy a new PC, and his main goal is to be
    >> able to convert his old VHS tapes to DVDs. He's obviously first got to
    >> check what video output his video recorder has, but assuming it's
    >> S-Video (can I assume that?)

    >
    Baz, Dec 10, 2004
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  5. Guest

    Not an option, as most of the videos are home recordings... :)
    , Jan 24, 2005
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