Use Dell laptop to Video capture from VCR/DVD player
Iam interested in buying the Dell laptop using it as a desktop.
I have alot of VHS tapes that I want to use the video editor software to make a DVD, inserting chapters, transitions, etc. How do I connect the VCR to my laptop?
You can probabibly use the Honestechvideo capture device with other software such as Nero etc. But, one thing you might ought to think about getting is a VCR/DVD Recorder. You can dub from a video tape to dvd usually using a dubbing button on the unit. Titles are created each time you hit the dubbing button and then stop it and when you finalize the DVD on one of these VCR/DVD recorders, chapters are usually created every 5 minutes within each title. I have a Funai VCR/DVD recorder that allows you to specify whether you want chapters spaced 5, 10, or 15 minutes apart and you can also insert chapter marks and this is all before the DVD is finalized and those chapter marks remain after the DVD is finalized. You also have a thumbnail image created for each dubbed Title on the DVD. You can also type in a name for each title on the DVD, divide ttles if you are using a DVD-RW (Rewritable) disc etc.
After you dub a video tape to dvd using a VCR/DVD recorder and then finalize it on the unit, you can then import the DVD into video software such as Nero etc. on your computer and then create an even more customized DVD with transitions etc. If you do have a lot of vhs tapes, it might be better to dub most of them using a VHS/DVD recorder and then, when you want to make a more customized DVD later, you can import several DVDs into video software on you computer, then burn certain titles from several dvds onto one DVD and insert transition etc. using the video software on your computer…
You’ll have to get a video capture device of some sort (there are other brands) that connects your VCR to your computer using a video capture device that connects to your computer using a USB cable. The video capture device comes with software that you install on your PC that allows you to do what you mentioned such as the Honestech video capture device that is in the Honestech VIDBOX Video Transfer Conversion Suite that is available through HSN.
Hi funitalian, a VCR cannot be connected to the laptop.
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06.08.15 4:30 PM