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VCR Tapes to PC
on Aug 22, 2002 at 4:57:52 pm

I bought a Gateway 700XL loaded up.I have quite a few VCR Tapes I would like to edit and put on CD's/DVD's.So would like to have cables that would go from my VCR to my computer in some way.I have a NVIDA GForce 4600 Graphics card. I really have no idea as to what it will take without costing a mint. Thanks Mel

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John Q
Re: VCR Tapes to PC
on Aug 23, 2002 at 5:19:48 am

You either have to spend the arm and a leg on a video editing PC, or you buy a settop Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records from video directly to DVD. They cost about a $1000. Pioneer, Panasonic, and Philips each make them. A DVD recorder for your PC is going to run about $350-400, so a DVR isn't really that much more. Some DVR's even allows editing before finalizing the disk.

Terrapin did make a similar deck that recorded VCD's from video that ran about $200. The video quality of VCD's isn't any where close the DVD, though.

If you want to get seriously involved in video editing, then you need a high powered PC with a really good capture card. A turnkey system will run you about $4000. Then you have to learn how to use it all, which is quite time consuming. It all depends on what you really need.

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Gary Bettan
Re: VCR Tapes to PC
on Aug 24, 2002 at 2:12:54 pm

We have four suggestions for you on this. You can find more info on these products on our website by following my provided links.

1) Pinnacle bungee. a usb device that basicall turns your computer into a PVR $199.95

2) ADS Instand DVD USB. USB MPEG encoder & editing. this one is aimed more at creating disks then at turning your computer into a PVR.

3) Dazzle DVD Creation Station 200 (DCS 200) USB MPEG capture and editing system with integrated smart card reader $219.95

4) Pinnacle Studio Deluxe. This one does require you to install a PCI card. It hadles both analog video and firewire. $199.95

Feel free to call us to go over these with you. mon-fri 9-5pm 800 323-2325


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