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VHS To DVD Conversion

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The simplest, most cost effective way to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, is using your VHS machine, and using the Audio and Video universal RCA OUT jacks on your VHS machine, plugged into the Audio and Video universal RCA IN jacks,, on a set top DVD recorder. This procedure, will allow you to use the DVD recorder to digitize your analog VHS tapes.

For best results, DO NOT put more than 2 hours on any DVD. Please restrain from using SLP, or extended play. Every recorder is different, but you must make sure the DVD recorder has Audio and Video RCA inputs into the machine. This method moves the content over to DVD, or digitizes the analog tapes. Some DVD recorders have simple editing or clipping ability.

Whatever decision you make on the VHS tapes, time is a factor, as magnetic media degrades as time goes by. Sooner is better, whether we do it, or you do it, whomever you choose, do it sooner rather than later.

If RBR does this for you, you will have DVD videos that are clipped on the front end, like the tapes were originally recorded. We also can do editing for you. This is an additional expense, but saves you the battles and expense, involved in this process.

If you choose to do the video editing, you need to get an analog to digital converter, so you can input the analog vide content, into your computer, so you can edit it with editing software. Depending on the number of tapes you have, and your inclination to undertake this project, it may not be worth the time and money, to do it yourself. If you want us to edit your tapes, we need you to supply edit points, so you are not paying us to hunt down the pieces.