VHS Video to CD

  Ritchbee 01:19 02 Oct 04

This question may have been ask many time before I know but.............

I have a Radeon 9700 Pro 128Mg card which if I'm correct has a TV out.

Do I still need a PCI card or other means to capture the video other software etc.

Does anyone know a good website were you can read up on how this is done and gives you simple instructions on how to !.

Many thanks

  melancol 01:47 02 Oct 04

sorry, it may be me, what are you trying to do?

  Night Ryder 01:48 02 Oct 04

To capture video you will require a Video Capture card. You could try a search for "video capture card" to get an idea of how it works. I use a number of different cards to capture video on the PC's I use. These vary greatly in price depending on what you wish to do. I'll start with the cheapest. I am using two in two different PC's at present. The first is the Osprey 220 and the second is the "Matrox" RTX100.
The Osprey, if I remember correctly was about £100 and the "Matrox" RTX100 with bundled software was £750. It all depends on how serious you are about capturing video. You could take a look at the "Dabs" web site, click here to get an idea of what's available.

  Ritchbee 02:04 02 Oct 04


Transfer my VHS tapes to CD

  TTP 07:27 02 Oct 04

Im using the 'Dazzle Fusion' which is usb (version 2.0 compliant) cost £50 but does the job for me. From experience you will need to buy a scart to rca adapter that has a 'input/output' switch on it to allow the player to output thru the scart (£4) , unless of course your vhs player has the seperate sockets and necc. cables already. I dont think tv-out on a g-card counts as input, but ViVo (video in / video out) does. Not sure whether this is thru a firewire connector ? not sure.Hope this helps

  john-232317 08:14 02 Oct 04

I would have thought any TV card and the software included would do it.

I used to do it with my ATI allinwonder card, just connect the video to the Ariel socket on the card.

  john-232317 08:18 02 Oct 04

Sorry missread your post, you will also nead something like Nero to put your capture to VCD

  pj123 10:26 02 Oct 04

Have a read of this thread and all the links within it.

I don't think you will get very much of a 3 hour video onto CD - you might be better looking at a DVD Rewriter. I am using the LG GSA4082B click here

Price around £50 depending on supplier. I got mine from Ebuyer.

  pj123 10:31 02 Oct 04

Sorry, trying to do two things at once, forgot to put the first link in. Here it is: click here

  Ritchbee 22:05 02 Oct 04

Thanks for all the advice....

  conrail 22:44 02 Oct 04

try a belkin video bus, it is usb so no taking the back of the pc, then get a scart to audo cablem scart 1 end + white + red jackpulgs at other to fit into videobus then just capture, if you get a video bus it will be set up for the usa, just select pal in the setup

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