Converting VHS to Digital

Converting VHS to Digital

PostBy: jim d On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:19 pm

ya smitty I've got about 100 vhs tapes that were recorded on ex long play 8hr tapes 180 can I put these onto reg disks or how does it work they have been sitting around for 20 to 25 years jim
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Re: Converting VHS to Digital

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:29 am

I have an article here on my other site describing the options for doing this:

Capturing VHS or Hi-8 for Archiving or DVD

The first thing I would ask is do you own a miniDV camcorder and if so look in the manual to see if it has passthough capabilities. You can post the model here and look I'll it up if you want.

Another alternative may be sitting right under your nose. Most digital camcorder's have a pass-through feature, you hook your VHS deck or other analog device to it and it will convert the analog signal to DV-AVI which can be recorded directly to tape, passed onto your computer via firewire or both. If you are in the market for a digital camcorder or already have one with this feature it's an excellent choice for converting your video.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Converting VHS to Digital

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:46 am

Thanks as always for the info Richard! 8-)

Now I just have to find the time to do this .....
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler