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    Old VHS and video camera tapes to digital

    Anyone know about how to do this? Can you buy software to do yourself at home or better getting it done by someone who knows what they are doing?

    I have a stack of VHS tapes and smaller video camera cassettes that Iíd like to transfer into digital format and into a you tube account or similar so can share with family.


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    Iíve got some old VHS tapes that Iíd live up loaded to a cloud
    As the OP, would love to be able to this

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    If you do it yourself itís not a quick process. Basically, whatever time length of tape you have is how long it will take to record into the digital format. You really do need Ďtimeí and Ďpatienceí to do it.

    Iím sure there are converter/adapter gizmos you can buy to do this directly into a computer or laptop. Being honest Iíve not gone down that route though.

    What I have done in the past is connect my VHS recorder to a DVD Hard Disk recorder Iíve got, then dub them from the hard disk on to single dvd using the same device. Once youíve done that (and again it is time consuming) you can convert the single DVDs via a computer into a digital format suitable for tablets, mobiles, laptops, other portable devices.

    However, if you feel you canít be bothered with all that, I believe thereís a good company down Canonmills way who do this. Iíve not used them but have been considering going to them to get some old cine camera film my old man shot when we were kids. Thatís a more specialised job but there website suggests theyíll do all types of manual recordings into digital. Yeah - it will cost - but if time is something you donít have, might be worth considering.

    http://transfermagic.co.uk/

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    Thanks for this 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibby6270 View Post
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    If you do it yourself itís not a quick process. Basically, whatever time length of tape you have is how long it will take to record into the digital format. You really do need Ďtimeí and Ďpatienceí to do it.

    Iím sure there are converter/adapter gizmos you can buy to do this directly into a computer or laptop. Being honest Iíve not gone down that route though.

    What I have done in the past is connect my VHS recorder to a DVD Hard Disk recorder Iíve got, then dub them from the hard disk on to single dvd using the same device. Once youíve done that (and again it is time consuming) you can convert the single DVDs via a computer into a digital format suitable for tablets, mobiles, laptops, other portable devices.

    However, if you feel you canít be bothered with all that, I believe thereís a good company down Canonmills way who do this. Iíve not used them but have been considering going to them to get some old cine camera film my old man shot when we were kids. Thatís a more specialised job but there website suggests theyíll do all types of manual recordings into digital. Yeah - it will cost - but if time is something you donít have, might be worth considering.

    http://transfermagic.co.uk/
    I was one step back. VHS to DVD. Then ripped the files and converted to MP4 (and retain a hard copy dvd). Picture quality is vhs of course but thats not the point.

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