I have xp home on my 1.6g p4 pc & I would like to input my home movies to the pc & burn them to VCD/DVD, what hardware & software do I need. I can make slideshows of my still photos & burn them to a CD(VCD) using Ulead picture show 2. Do I need a capature card of some sort or can the USB 1 be used?
Your local PC World (click here) will have what you need. It is a small unit which plugs into your USB port and has all the connections you will need to effect the transfers. Price about £70 for basic and £140 for the up-market version whic allows you to transfer back onto tape if you wish.
Quite a few video cards have analogue video input as well as output (you usually have to connect audio in through the PCs sound card. There are USB capture devices around for a lot less than £70, try a search for:- V-STREAM DVD MAKER & VIDEO EDITING KIT, somwhere around the £30 pound mark.I havn't used the V-stream device so can't really comment on how good/ bad it is. I use a Pinnacle DC10 card for capturing and output of video which has been replaced by the Pinnacle Moviebox.
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