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Topic # 109965 1-Oct-2012 07:54 Send private message

Hi,

Not too sure if this is the right place, but has anyone used the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition to convert VHS to mp4?

Does anyone have any recomendations on VHS to some sort of digital format?

Thanks

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  Reply # 694082 1-Oct-2012 12:15 Send private message

The hardest part is capturing the video stream first. Then there are all kinds of tools to convert to what format you want. Many people use DVD Recorders but they will record in MPEG2 and you might want to control the compression youself.

I converted all my analogue tapes using a Canopous ADV100 which take analogue video as input and outputs digital video and audio in DV format over Firewire. Then the resultant AV file can be edited and compressed with any tool of your choosing (I used Vegas)_.




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  Reply # 694101 1-Oct-2012 12:36 Send private message

As above, I route to a mini DV video camera and then import into adobe premiere.
A lot of the newer DVD or HDD video cameras compress the content into DVD equivalent when they capture which can be less than ideal in some instances.

Once you have captured the content you can do with it what you want.



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  Reply # 694128 1-Oct-2012 13:01 Send private message

Thanks, I will take a look at what I can find...

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  Reply # 694205 1-Oct-2012 14:09 Send private message

I feed my VCR into the Analogue input on my HVR2200 card and record to HDD. Can do what I want with the file then.
Likewise old 8mm home movies. Plug digital camera into HVR220 analogue input, project movie onto white board and record. Results are about as good as I'm likely to get.

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  Reply # 694218 1-Oct-2012 14:18 Send private message

B1GGLZ: I feed my VCR into the Analogue input on my HVR2200 card and record to HDD. Can do what I want with the file then.
Likewise old 8mm home movies. Plug digital camera into HVR220 analogue input, project movie onto white board and record. Results are about as good as I'm likely to get.


The only issue to consider is the HVR2200 records in MPEG2 so you are already limited how good the compression the card does. I prefer to record uncompressed myself in DV format.




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  Reply # 694423 1-Oct-2012 18:22 Send private message

lchiu7:

The only issue to consider is the HVR2200 records in MPEG2 so you are already limited how good the compression the card does. I prefer to record uncompressed myself in DV format.


It actually records as a .ts file. Don't know what standard the .ts is though. I guess it is mpeg2?
At least video redo likes it for editing.

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