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07-30-2005, 12:24 PM
Okay I need some help. Here is the deal I have 4 VHS tapes which I need to edit and then put up on the internet. I have a host and everything so that part is no problem. My problem is making the VHS tapes into something I can edit through my computer. I don't have a DVD/VHS player but I do have a DVD burner on my computer. So how could I go about switching these tapes into a digital format.
Thanks in advance.
You need someway of importing it into your computer. Whether by RCA plugs or DVI or coax or anything.
For example, I have an ATI All in Wonder video card and it includes video input and output capabilities. So all you do is go into your video editing program and choose the card's input as the source.
Not saying you have to go out and buy a new video card, but you do need SOME way of hooking it up to your computer. Might be able to do it with some sort of USB / Firewire device too.
07-30-2005, 09:11 PM
Do you have any idea of a device that could hook up to a VHS and then also plug into my computer?
I don't really know of any particular devices off the top of my head, but I can imagine something that would be possible.
You could probably get some kind of converter that would essentially be a cable or a box with a set of A/V plugs on one end and a set of computer plugs on the other.
The A/V end would probably have RCA and S-video jacks and the computer end would likely be S-video, USB, Firewire or RGB (monitor plug), depending on what kind of connections you have on your computer.
So basically, if you don't currently have any kind of media capabilities on your comptuer the way it is, you're going to have to buy some kind of additional hardware. Its up to you what you want to get and how much you want to spend, but the easiest (not cheapest) way would be to get a new video card that has a whole bunch of fancy connections built in.
07-31-2005, 11:07 PM
something like this also
also if you have a costco membership......they have something like this there and then you can return it after you used it for full refund no questions asked
07-31-2005, 11:28 PM
Trying to edit some other stuff I found a problem with some DVDs I have. I tried just editing them in Movie Maker but it couldn't import the video. These are just promotional videos so they don't have any like copyright protection on them or anything like that. The video files all seem to be IFO files, BUP files, and VOB files. Is there a way I could play the video and save it in a format that movie maker would be able to import or something?
08-01-2005, 01:45 AM
moviemaker uses mpeg or avi or other files types like that.........use a dvd to avi or dvd to mpeg program ......lots of free programs for this just type in google
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