Most of us still have old copies of VHS video tapes stacked on our house and office bookshelves just collecting dust. When was the last time you in fact utilized your video cassette player? If you resemble me, it has actually been sitting disconnected underneath my DVD gamer for more than a year.

If you remain in the same boat, then you will be happy to understand that the copying process of switching valuable content from VHS tapes over through DVD duplication is truly rather simple. It’s a great way to preserve and also share your old tapes, whether individual or organisation associated.

The process of transforming to a DVD basically needs a VHS tape player, or a camcorder. Plug either the camcorder or the VHS tape player into your PC, if your computer system has the ports for plugging in these types of devices in. You likewise require a minimum of 512 MB of RAM and a 2 GHz processor, plus about 20 GB of hard disk drive free space. And your computer system likewise needs a CD-RW drive for the duplication procedure. You will likewise require a video editing software program.

There are a number of conversion options if you wish to transfer VHS tapes to DVDs, and if produced properly, the DVDs can look even much better than the original VHS tapes including formats such as VHS-C, SVHS, Hi8, routine, as well as Betas. Here are some suggestions for what to do.

First you will require to capture a VHS video to a computer system video editing program using an analog-to-DVD converter. You would otherwise need to encode it to MPEG-2 format, then publish your DVD. This supplies some versatility to modify the video as you want by adding shifts, music or special impacts. One disadvantage is that it is time consuming.

You might also record the video to your computer as an MPEG-2 utilizing hardware capture devices that will transform VHS to MPEG-2, then author the DVD. Some low-cost hardware analog-to-MPEG boxes offer good quality since the analog source video does not have to be transformed to DV before it’s encoded to MPEG.

The fastest and simplest method to transform a VHS into a DVD is to link your VHS VCR or camcorder to a standalone DVD recording gadget. This works like a VCR, and the VHS to DVD recorder basically gives you a DVD copy of your tape in real time. Nevertheless it is important to make certain your analog video is of the best quality possible due to the fact that any flaws in the initial video tape might be amplified when encoded to MPEG-2 and after that transformed to the DVD.

It does not take much time for copying VHS to DVD. However if you are not inclined to handle this type of project yourself, a DVD authoring and production home will be happy to do it for you via their own conversion and DVD duplication procedure.