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
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.