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Old August 28th, 2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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Converting VHS>DVD (need help giving advice to friend)

There's a friend of mine at work & here's what he wants to do: He wants to be able to convert his old VHS tapes into DVDs with the aid of his computer. I could have pointed him in the right direction confidently if we were dealing with the Mac computer platform and the surrounding group of software. However, he has a PC. Because my experience with PC computers is fairly minimal, I didn't want to give him wrong advice. Are there some PC users around here that could give me some adivce to pass along here? Thanks.

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Old August 29th, 2004, 09:07 AM   #2
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I'm sure this could be done with a variety of capture cards or firewire gadgets. However, if he has very many tapes to burn to disk he really should consider buying a DVD recorder. This will be a lot easier and won't tie up his PC for long periods of time. I also suspect that the results will be better. My recorder (Sony RDR-GX7) has a bunch of special menu controls that are designed to reduce noise and improve quality when burning VHS and broadcast TV to DVD.
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