Maybe not the the right forum but here it goes. Have a ton of old VHS tapes, dont want to send them off, get dvds made, then have to re convert to file that will allow me to work with it in FCP. Want to buy a gadget that will allow me to play tapes, ingesting into the mac in one set up...is this possible?
I've mentioned the Canopus because is the most popular one due to his low price.
Any device that allows to capture with a better codec will make a better job.
VHS is a very compressed format, so avoiding further compression is the only way to avoid further picture degradation.