Home Video to DVD

  siouxah1 19:47 18 Jul 2003

Just a thought on passing for those who are interested in the above subject and just about to immerse themselves.

This surmises that a tight budget is not your problem.

Stand alone DVD RAM - R - RW recording machines are available. They have S Video and I-Link in connections plus of course composite. They will write to disc in real time giving excellent quality and good compatibility with PC and stand alone players.

This allows capture to PC, edit on PC and export back to camcorder. Then plug in the camcorder to the writer and away you go.

From one hour excellent quality to 6 hours questionable per disc.

Of course the usual applies --- Make sure of compatibility before making purchase.

Price circa £450.

Regards Brian j

  crx1600 20:07 18 Jul 2003

you could add a DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/CD-R/-RW drive to your PC for around £80. click here

if you intend to edit on PC, you may as well record there too.

  siouxah1 21:03 18 Jul 2003


of course that is so.

But I did mention that it was if a large budget was not a problem. Plus it will save hours of encoding.

Regards Brian j

  crx1600 21:07 18 Jul 2003

i thought you was suggesting it for someone on a tight budget, i now see what you mean.

sonic myDVD (software) can supposedly encode in real time though £19.99.

  siouxah1 21:20 18 Jul 2003

Thanks for that last piece crx1600. I think I might just have a look at the sonic myDVD. It would be useful.

Regards Brian j

  crx1600 21:24 18 Jul 2003

"Archive VHS tapes and DV movies with Sonic's Direct-to-DVD™ feature." click here

although that may not be the £19.99 version

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