I need to transfer old VHS tapes to DVD. I would like to do it via laptop, and do some very basic editing (cutting out sections, making titles etc). Then burn to DVD. I realize this is 2 or maybe 3 processes.
I know I need to capture the VHS to digital.....Ive seen gear like easy cap etc. I need something easy, and not too expensive. Can you recommend something good? Some of them come with software, but you can get it free online too I believe.
Perhaps you would be kind enough to give a short step-by-step guide, or refer me to somewhere else. Mainly I need to know the best equipment to get, dont need advanced editing.
Also, I guess I need at least 1 if not 2 backups of everything.....is transferring the completes movies to an external hard drive a good long term backup? Should I transfer them to 2 drives for security?
I used one of these plus a scart adapter to transfer all my videos and then used Serif MoviePlus for the editing. It worked fine for me but it is a long slow painful process as the tapes have to be run in real time so that they can be digitised. Then you have to watch large chunks of them again in real time when you do the editing. Great when they are done but not something I would ever like to do again.