They're here! More Muvipix.com Guides by Steve Grisetti!
The Muvipix.com Guides to Premiere & Photoshop Elements 2020
Not quite sure what our site has to offer?
Check out the
Muvipix Video Tour

vhs to digital software

Video / Image editing, advanced techniques, computer settings, third party software, shortcuts, workarounds ... share your tips and tricks here.

vhs to digital software

Postby videogeorge » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 am

This is a 2 prong question:

1. I'm trying to convert my old vhs tapes to dvd's and am using Adesso Video Capture Express which comes with Cyberlink Power Director 12. Worked fine for awhile but now getting a message saying that Power Director can't start the recording. I've uninstalled and reinstalled a few times, applied updates, made sure I have the latest driver etc. but to no avail.
Any suggestions on what to do next?

2. What other capture devices/software are people using to do this successfully?

Thanks in advance for any and all responses
videogeorge
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:27 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:25 am

videogeorge wrote:...2. What other capture devices/software are people using to do this successfully? ...

I use an old Canon MV6i with video passthrough. Input is from an old VHS tape machine, output via Firewire to my PC using an old Firewire card that I installed.
i7 6700k, Z170-P mobo, Win10 64 bit, 32Gb RAM, Samsung 500GB NVME 970 Evo SSD x 2, LG BD Burner, Akasa card reader, Dell U2719D Monitor, Sony HVR-A1, Synology DS412+ 8TB NAS, Adobe CS6.
User avatar
John 'twosheds' McDonald
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3938
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:57 am
Location: Carini, Sicily

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby Chuck Engels » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:57 am

Can't help with the Power Director problem but I have transferred many VHS tapes to my computer for editing and DVD authoring. I used a ADS Pyro A/V Link, there is also the Canopus models of converters that work well.
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
User avatar
Chuck Engels
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
 
Posts: 17687
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby videogeorge » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Thanks John & Chuck. I used to have a Canon ZR40 handheld camcorder that had analog to digital capability but no more. Thanks for your suggestions, I will persevere.
videogeorge
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:27 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby Peru » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 am

There are usually Canopus units on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... s&_sacat=0
User avatar
Peru
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3337
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Peru, NY, USA

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:31 am

And you can probably find another Canon ZR40 on eBay as well :)
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
User avatar
Chuck Engels
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
 
Posts: 17687
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: vhs to digital software

Postby videogeorge » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:24 pm

Thank you all for the feedback. I will look into it.
videogeorge
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:27 pm
Location: Long Island, NY


Return to Tips and Tricks 


Similar topics


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron