Nothing you can do will prevent your video tapes from wearing out.Most VHS tapes wear out somewhere after only 10-15 years even if you don’t watch them.
If you are interested in learning about converting VHS to digital camcorder media, first know that the process is really not all that difficult. Even if you are not exactly a pro with electronics and things like that, you can still do this all on your own, with this helpful advice.
Equipment Needed For Converting VHS To Digital Camcorder Media
The first thing you are going to have to do is gather together the pieces of equipment that are going to be necessary for you to convert your VHS tapes to digital version. This includes a VCR or analog camcorder, digital camcorder, computer with suggested minimum requirements: Pentium 4 or equivalent, 512M memory, 20G disk space, video editing software, a DVD burner and blank DVD media.
Now that you have all of the necessary equipment you are ready to get started and start converting VHS to digital camcorder media. You are going to need to make the connections now and so first you want to determine the video and audio inputs on your digital camcorder. Find out where they are so that you are aware and keep in mind that you may have to open a compartment somewhere on the camcorder to get to these inputs. Now you want to examine your VCR for outputs, and if you do not have an S-video output then you are going to have to use the composite connection.
Perform The Conversion
Now you are all set up and are going to actually vhs to dvd Perth perform the conversion. You need to turn on the computer, digital camcorder and the VCR, and start the video editing software on the computer. Your computer may have an auto-play mode and so wait to see if the software starts up on its own before attempting to start it yourself.
If the video editing software recognizes the camcorder device that is connected to it, which it should then you can move on and check your resolution for the video capture. As long as there is enough space on the computer for the length of the software you want to convert, you will be fine and can move on to the next step.
Next in the process of converting VHS to digital camcorder media involves you rewind the VHS tape, and then you want to hit the play button on the VCD and the record button on the video editing software. This will complete the process of converting VHS to digital camcorder media and you can now do this to all your VHS tapes and make them digital.