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Sharpie Fetish
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video
§ynch
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:09 AM) *
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video


After a number of PC methods using capturing, etc.
I finally bought a VHS-DVD dubber.

It is a dual deck, VHS to DVD, under $100.

However, the better units are DVDR's with internal hard drive,
and then just run the VCR intro that system.
The point of having an internal hard drive is that u record the VHS data
and can burn to a DVD or save the data for another burn.
Sharpie Fetish
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 3 2009, 05:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:09 AM) *
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video


After a number of PC methods using capturing, etc.
I finally bought a VHS-DVD dubber.

It is a dual deck, VHS to DVD, under $100.

However, the better units are DVDR's with internal hard drive,
and then just run the VCR intro that system.
The point of having an internal hard drive is that u record the VHS data
and can burn to a DVD or save the data for another burn.


Exactly the answer i needed Synch thanks alot
§ynch
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:43 AM) *
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 3 2009, 05:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:09 AM) *
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video


After a number of PC methods using capturing, etc.
I finally bought a VHS-DVD dubber.

It is a dual deck, VHS to DVD, under $100.

However, the better units are DVDR's with internal hard drive,
and then just run the VCR intro that system.
The point of having an internal hard drive is that u record the VHS data
and can burn to a DVD or save the data for another burn.


Exactly the answer i needed Synch thanks alot


Don't forget - analog video tape is standardized.
You will need a PAL version of any such dubbing deck, mate.
DuPz0r
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 05:43 PM) *
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 3 2009, 05:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:09 AM) *
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video


After a number of PC methods using capturing, etc.
I finally bought a VHS-DVD dubber.

It is a dual deck, VHS to DVD, under $100.

However, the better units are DVDR's with internal hard drive,
and then just run the VCR intro that system.
The point of having an internal hard drive is that u record the VHS data
and can burn to a DVD or save the data for another burn.


Exactly the answer i needed Synch thanks alot


Just buy it on DVD if you can, unless it is a home video. It'll work out so much cheaper.
§ynch
QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Oct 3 2009, 11:43 AM) *
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 05:43 PM) *
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 3 2009, 05:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Cyantist @ Oct 3 2009, 09:09 AM) *
How do i do this? i know its possible as there are videos on youtube recorded off VHS'

Want to know as a few of my favourite tapes are starting to have fuzzy and want to preserve the video


After a number of PC methods using capturing, etc.
I finally bought a VHS-DVD dubber.

It is a dual deck, VHS to DVD, under $100.

However, the better units are DVDR's with internal hard drive,
and then just run the VCR intro that system.
The point of having an internal hard drive is that u record the VHS data
and can burn to a DVD or save the data for another burn.


Exactly the answer i needed Synch thanks alot


Just buy it on DVD if you can, unless it is a home video. It'll work out so much cheaper.



Yup, any ball games, films, tv shows or concerts on tape can be found on DVD easily now days.

For me it's the rare stuff like game stunting videos, rare shows, and dubs that I need,
so I can finally throw away all the tapes as they take up too much space and are much heavier.
The Awesome One
I never knew you could do that. Im gonna try and pick one up now.
§ynch
QUOTE (Captain.Charisma™ @ Oct 3 2009, 03:26 PM) *
I never knew you could do that. Im gonna try and pick one up now.


They've been around for over 2 years but I haven't been able to start
until just recently when I moved. No one likes lugging tapes around.

Just keep in mind the standard.

UK = PAL

US = NTSC


I still have old PAL tapes from England and I'm pretty hosed trying to convert those to DVD.
The Awesome One
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 4 2009, 06:54 PM) *
QUOTE (Captain.Charisma™ @ Oct 3 2009, 03:26 PM) *
I never knew you could do that. Im gonna try and pick one up now.


They've been around for over 2 years but I haven't been able to start
until just recently when I moved. No one likes lugging tapes around.

Just keep in mind the standard.

UK = PAL

US = NTSC


I still have old PAL tapes from England and I'm pretty hosed trying to convert those to DVD.

I have never seen a NTSC in my life, but I know NTSCs are different due to the plug socket shape.
§ynch
QUOTE (Captain.Charisma @ Oct 4 2009, 02:01 PM) *
QUOTE (§ynch @ Oct 4 2009, 06:54 PM) *
QUOTE (Captain.Charisma™ @ Oct 3 2009, 03:26 PM) *
I never knew you could do that. Im gonna try and pick one up now.


They've been around for over 2 years but I haven't been able to start
until just recently when I moved. No one likes lugging tapes around.

Just keep in mind the standard.

UK = PAL

US = NTSC


I still have old PAL tapes from England and I'm pretty hosed trying to convert those to DVD.

I have never seen a NTSC in my life, but I know NTSCs are different due to the plug socket shape.


The cassettes are the same size, the VHS PAL tapes I have are the same size as the NTSC.

What you may be thinking of is the power plug and corresponding power socket.
That doesn't matter, what Cyantist needs to be concerned with is that he will need
a PAL video standard deck, regardless of power source.

You use 220Vac, in the USA it is 120Vac. That's just power. I can buy a PAL format
deck here that runs off 120Vac but it's not cost effective as I only have a few PAL tapes.

PAL is the video standard, the technical details of the signal, and stands for Phase Alternating Line.
It has to do with the 4.43MHz color subcarrier frequency of the standard, most widely
used in Europe back in the day of analog video transmission and processing.

You should never see an NTSC tape over there, and moving forward into HD data,
you actually shouldn't see *any* standardized tapes or signals at all.
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