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VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by Tankbag » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:02 pm

TMBF gang, a friend wants to transfer some VCR tapes to digital format. I've suggested the widget in the picture but has anyone else actually done this & how ?
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by dynax » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:05 pm

I had one similar, waste of time more often than not it would not work, a simpler but cruder method is just to record it playing on a screen using a digital camera :thumb:
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by husoi » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:14 pm

Same as @dynax
Most the time you get the frames going up and down, you would need professional software to correct the images both the frames and sharpening the image.
You will end up with a 340X340 resolution.
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by JRH » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:15 pm

Not used that. But had reasonable results by using a DVD recorder. Transfer VHS to DVD. Then from DVD into computer if required..
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by Tankbag » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:41 pm

Thanks Guys :cheers:
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:56 pm

I'm also interested in this, I have a "friend" who wants to digitalise some "special interest" videos...

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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by ricochet » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:24 pm

Yes I've got one of these somewhere. Had it for years. Works OK but takes ages as you have to play the VHS tape at normal speed to Xfer it. I suppose that would be the case with any device.

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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by manxie49 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:25 am

Never done this, however a work colleague wanted to transfer his old wedding VHS to digital, I think this was the company he used? I suppose it would only be cost effective though if you just have one or two videos that need doing...https://www.digitalconverters.co.uk/pro ... 2d4ecde088
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by dynax » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:29 am

If you have anything sentimental like weddings etc, i would advocate using a professional service, it's all to easy to damage the tape in a diy scenario and the results will be so much better as they will also enhance the quality :thumb:
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Re: VHS to Digital format - HELP

Post by husoi » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:07 am

By the time you add all what you have spent in connectors, assuming you still have a VHS player and hours trying to improve the quality. You will realise that you have saved nothing or very little.
Not to mention that you would end up with a proper professional conversion.
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