stylehurst 14:55 02 Apr 2004

I have a large number of irreplaceable VHS tapes which I would like to convert to DVD. The tapes are begining to show signs of wear & old age.
Computer end of the subject is not a problem as I have plenty of HDD space & a reasonably fast PC (2.4 Pentium)
Where I am having trouble is to locate a suitable PCI card so I can link a VHS recorder to the PC.
The VHS recorder only has either Scart or UHF ariel connections to connect to PCI card in PC. There is NO S Video connection.
Suggestions for a suitable reasonably priced card & associated software would be appreciated.

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  pj123 16:51 02 Apr 2004
  TomJerry 17:01 02 Apr 2004

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  Audeal 19:19 02 Apr 2004

You say you do not have a S-Video connection on your Vcr. You can easily use an adapter which goes in the Scart socket and then gives you three Phonos ( One video and two Audio outputs.) and also One S-Video output. Adapter is About £6 from Maplin.

  lightfeet 07:26 11 Apr 2004

Argos also has an in/out scart connecting kit @ £9.99, cat no. 534/2426, page 884 in Spring/ Summer 2004 catalogue

  sgegede 07:50 11 Apr 2004

I have bought a video converter kit from Adaptec called Videoh!CD of which you can convert and burn your VHS tapes to VCD format.It seems pretty useful.

  SEASHANTY 16:20 11 Apr 2004

....or you could spend £300 and purchase a multi region dvd player with DVD recorder such as the Pioneer DVR-3100 and record your VHS tapes direct to DVD without having to transfer the VHS tapes to
video files on your hard disk before then recording
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  Stonechatz 21:27 13 Apr 2005

Locks the video signal to the audio - so far as I know, there are very few analog to digital video converters that do this, and it is, of course, of paramount importance to keep what the voice is saying in perfect sync with how the lips move!!!

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