I am converting a VHS tape to DVD. The VHS tape is 8MM video from the early 80's which was brought over to VHS tape in the 90's. Now, in the 2000's, I'm trying to bring the VHS tape into the computer to burn to DVD.
Here's my problem:
The VHS tape looks fine on my TV but when I burn it to DVD it looks grainy. Is this a resolution problem with the original 8MM source? Is it a problem that it's 2nd generation source?
My hook up is going from the VCR out to my JVC digital camcorder then through firewire to my computer.
Thanks in advance for any opinions and assistance!!
Ahhhh... the beauty of tape. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about generation loss which seems to be the problem you are facing. You may want to try an analog capture card in your computer to eliminate the JVC camera from the equation. Or, if you just want to convert to DVD and don't have a lot of editing needs check out the ADS Pyro USB Instant DVD. http://www.videoguys.com/Instant_DVD.html