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Topic # 9104 20-Aug-2006 03:58
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How can I attach a VHS analogue Video recorder to my computer in order to copy the tape to the PC?
My computer is a Dimension 9150.
The Specs are:
Dimension 9150 P4 630 (3.0GHz, 800FSB, 2X1MB Cache)~Dimension 9150 P4 630 (3.0GHz, 800FSB, 2MB Cache)
1 gig of ram
ATI Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory~ATI Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory
Legacy Video Capture device
IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card~IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card.
I have windows movie maker.
How do I know if I have Firewire?



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  Reply # 44356 20-Aug-2006 04:56
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if you have a video input, simply connect the VHS to it and press play on the VHS and record on your software.

You will/may need a connecting cable... (maybe you have 1 x rca video in, and 1 x 3.5mm audio in? you would need 2xRCA to 3.5mm for audio, and 1xRCA to 1xRCA for the video...)

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  Reply # 44358 20-Aug-2006 08:15
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The IEEE 1394 is the Firewire card for your computer.
Its the best way to move video.
But prob unlikely your vhs recorder will have a firewire port to transfer.
Most probably the RCA cables are what you will use for this;50#9;50

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  Reply # 44391 20-Aug-2006 20:31
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I'm currently using a D-Link DUB-T210 which provides an MPeg stream. I use this for TV on the laptop mostly, but you can input any 75 ohm feed.

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