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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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Outputting projects to VHS?

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this or not. I have just had my first request to have a project put on VHS. Usually I do DVDs.
The question is, what is the easiest way to output my project to VHS? I guess I could print to tape and then hook my camcorder up to my VCR, but I would rather somehow dump the footage right off my computer to a VCR. I do have a video out on my video card, but not sure how well that would work.

Thanks for your help.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:17 AM   #2
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Jeff depending on your setup you could render your project to a file. Load that into an NLE and just print to tape but don't put a tape in and just go out your camera's video out to VHS

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Old July 14th, 2004, 09:11 AM   #3
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I am assuming the project is from DV video and has been edited with Premiere or other NLE on your PC. The record to VHS depends on a few things, the codec to decode the DV to analogue and drive the connectors, the cables used and the VHS deck that does the recording. Most outputs from a PC video card are terrible. I would either use your camcorder as the decode and record to a SVHS deck using the S-VHS connector but record to VHS tape. I always "export to tape" to keep a DV master of the final video and then make a copy from this tape from my Sony DHR1000 deck to a JVC SVHS deck. For a large number of tapes I take this DV tape to a dupe house to make copies. The dupe houses do a much better job of VHS copies so even for a small number it may be worth getting them to do it for you from your DV master tape.

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Old July 14th, 2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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