Help...need VHS tapes copied...


#1

What is the best priced equipment that can take VHS tapes and copy them to DVDs?
Thanks for any suggestions!
TennBeekeeper


#2

Are these home movies, or old commercial tapes (like the kids’ Disney collection)?

If you’re looking to transfer old commercial movies to a new medium, you’ll also have to make sure that you either have a player that disable the macrovision encoding, or get an external box that does it.


#3

These are regular VHS tapes of recordings of TV newscasts, basically, of my boss. Need to archive them in the best possible way.


#4

If you have a reasonably powerful computer with lots of HD space, look for any one of the numerous tv-capture cards out there. I’m using an ATI USB2.0 exteral one myself (not the cheapest, but it works decently). Then, look for tutorials online that will show you how to optimize the capture settings depending on what sort of video you need and what the destination media is. Most default settings that come with the programs aren’t the best to actually use.


#5

Thanks! I am hoping to find something that will contain both mediums, the VHS tape and a DVD or magnetic tape… or whatever the best back up plan would be! This is way out of my tech range so I want to know a little bit before I hit Best Buy or the like, and I want it to record a lot of tapes fast (wishful thinking, perhaps).
-Tennbeekeeper-


#6

[quote user=“tennbeekeeper”]Thanks! I am hoping to find something that will contain both mediums, the VHS tape and a DVD or magnetic tape… or whatever the best back up plan would be! This is way out of my tech range so I want to know a little bit before I hit Best Buy or the like, and I want it to record a lot of tapes fast (wishful thinking, perhaps).
-Tennbeekeeper-[/quote]

I’d go with a single product that dubs VHS-to-DVD
Costco.com has two listed, each $250, and the RCA lists “one-touch copy” as a feature.


#7

Thanks for that info obob. I greatly appreciate it.
-TennBeekeeper-


#8

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Please send them to;

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Attn: Woody1
4000 Luxottica Place
Mason, OH 45040

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#9

Are these home movies, or old commercial tapes (like the kids’ Disney collection)?

If you’re looking to transfer old commercial movies to a new medium, you’ll also have to make sure that you either have a player that disable the macrovision encoding, or get an external box that does it.


#10

These are regular VHS tapes of recordings of TV newscasts, basically, of my boss. Need to archive them in the best possible way.


#11

If you have a reasonably powerful computer with lots of HD space, look for any one of the numerous tv-capture cards out there. I’m using an ATI USB2.0 exteral one myself (not the cheapest, but it works decently). Then, look for tutorials online that will show you how to optimize the capture settings depending on what sort of video you need and what the destination media is. Most default settings that come with the programs aren’t the best to actually use.


#12

Thanks! I am hoping to find something that will contain both mediums, the VHS tape and a DVD or magnetic tape… or whatever the best back up plan would be! This is way out of my tech range so I want to know a little bit before I hit Best Buy or the like, and I want it to record a lot of tapes fast (wishful thinking, perhaps).
-Tennbeekeeper-


#13

I’d go with a single product that dubs VHS-to-DVD
Costco.com has two listed, each $250, and the RCA lists “one-touch copy” as a feature.


#14

Thanks for that info obob. I greatly appreciate it.
-TennBeekeeper-


#15

I apologize for invading your forum up front, but feel this is worth while and will only take 15 seconds away from a chat.

Give the Gift of Site

Please donate any used pair of prescription glasses to help both children and adults that cannot afford clear vision, to see for the first time.

Not asking for money, just one pair (or as many as you can find laying around [h] ) to help people that cannot afford to see.

I will post pictures and stories from the Sonora, MX mission I will be on in September off site to show you what your contributions meant to the people in need.

Please send them to;

Luxottica Retail
Attn: Woody1
4000 Luxottica Place
Mason, OH 45040

I appreciate woot for allowing this to post, and the person with the most pairs sent in by Sept 12th, (nudge factor coming, and send them all together please, so they can be counted) will get a package worth over $500 including a new Home Toshiba DVD Recorder and Dell 5.1 speaker set. This comes out of my pocket; this is just one of many, and I do mean many, charities I try to support.