How to Convert VHS to DVD

How to Convert VHS to DVD. Converting your VHS tapes to a DVD is a great way to preserve the films home movies you love for generations to come. The process requires a little electronics know-how, but the benefits are tremendous. Use these steps to convert your VHS tapes to DVDs quickly.

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Capture VHS video into a video editing program such as Final Pro Cut using an analog-to-DVD converter. Encode it to MPEG-2 and author a DVD. This is time consuming, but allows you to edit the film or video.

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Using a hardware capture device, capture the video to the computer as an MPEG-2. You will then author and burn a DVD. This is quicker.

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Connect your VCR to a DVD recorder. Set it up to play and record at the same time.

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Research video editing businesses. Contact them for prices on VHS to DVD conversions. You can even do this sometimes through drug stores or discount stores with photo or video departments.

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Purchase a VCR/DVDR combo (available at most electronic and department stores). Pop in the VHS tape and a blank DVD and follow the manual directions.