Transferring a VHS tape to a DVD sounds like something hard to do but in reality it’s not. It’s basically taking what is on tape and converting it to a digital file that can be burned onto a DVD or any media source for backup and preservation purposes.
The best way to preserve and copy your VHS tapes is to purchase a complete VHS to DVD conversion kit.
What hardware you need:
1. USB video Adapter
2. USB extension cable
3. RCA video cable
4. Blank DVD’s
5. DVD Burner
6. Capture and edit video software
7. A manual and guide on how to use the software and setup all the above. ( Optional but helps)
You can go out and search all over town for the needed materials to convert vhs to DVD’s or to a digital format but it will cost you a lot of time and a few hundred bucks. That is why we recommend you simply purchase a pre-maid kit that is designed just for VHS to DVD conversion. There are several on the market. The only kit I have used can be found here.
The above mentioned kit comes with everything you needed except the DVD burner and computer. Chances are you have a computer and if it’s under 5 years old you most likely have a DVD burner with it.
Check out this Transfer VHS to DVD Conversion Kit
- Transfer VHS to DVD Method
- VCR to DVD – Video Digitisation and Compression Codecs
- VCR to DVD Conversion – Video Capture Cards and PC Hardware
- How to Transfer VCR Video to DVD – Preparation
- Converting VCR Video to DVD Using Canopus ADVC-55
- Connecting External DV Converter Hardware to VCR and PC for VHS Video to DVD Transfer
- Testing the External DV Converter
- Installing the Software for the ADVC-55 DV Converter – including NERO
- One-Click Operation of VHS Video to DVD Transfer Using ADVC-55
- Rip / Import / Copy VCR VHS Video and Burn to DVD with Nero
- Labelling your DVDs – tutorial on how to transfer your VCR tapes to DVD