That gives you a lot of options; you can keep all your VHS movies on the same hard drive as all your other files, or put them on a special portable USB drive just for those kinds of memories. There was a time when you probably preserved family memories by saving them to videotape, but videotape is now completely obsolete. If you’re like a lot of people, you have a cabinet full of VHS tapes but haven’t had a VCR to play them on in 10 years or more.
How do I connect the DVD Maker USB2.0 to my VCR and PC?
This can be a wall socket or a socket in a surge protector. Connect the correct table to the input on the back of the TV and the output on the back of the DVD player or other device. The other end of the DVD Maker USB 2.0 has four cables. You can connect them to the RCA cables that you normally use to connect your VCR to your television. Depending on your budget and the amount of tapes to transfer you may consider doing it yourself, or not dealing with the effort and simply paying someone to do it. They do frequently offer deals and coupons for the initial transfer cost, during writing this post they had another 20% dropping the transfer charge down to 11.99. As long as the promotional deals are still around you can save a good deal of money sending your tapes directly to YesVideo vs using Costco or Walmart.
Read more about vhs to dvd conversion here.
CVS Video Transfer
Simply dust any exposed tape and manually twirl the spokes to loosen them up before trying to play a tape. Do it yourself.All you’ll need is a scanner—a feature built into many home printers these days. Bear in mind that it does take time and patience to scan one photo at a time. Although Kodak released 16 mm Kodachrome film in 1935, then 8 mm film a year later, home movies didn’t really take off until the 1960s, when Kodak released Super 8. If you have mini-sized tapes (called VHS-C tapes), you might need a camcorder rather than a VCR.
If you don’t want to bother with doing this yourself, there are services available that will convert your old videotapes to digital for you. If you’re interested, check out Walmart Photo and Costco Photo Center. Both of these accept tapes in formats including VHS, S-VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, Hi-8, MiniDV and more. The red and white ones are the left and right audio channels; the yellow one is for video.
You’ll need a film-reel projector, a digital video camera, and a clean white wall or a projector screen. First, you can buy a film-to-video converter, which looks like a compact version of an old-fashioned reel-to-reel projector. These machines can be expensive—the Wolverine Data Film2Digital Moviemaker Pro, for example, costs about $400, though you might find other models for closer to $100. Consequently, your best bet for finding a VCR is to buy one from an online auction at eBay. Here, you can browse a large selection of used VCRs and pick one that, based on the photos and description, looks likely to work. They’ll all be used, and mostly from individual sellers—not refurbished or factory reconditioned—so you should not be surprised if your first VCR purchase is a bust and you need to return it for a refund.
OBS will begin recording your VCR’s output to a video file. Let the tape play as long as you want, then press “Stop Recording.” You should see the resulting video clip show up in your “Videos” folder in Windows Explorer.
Attach the other end of the coaxial cable to the cable output. On the wall behind your TV, you should have a coaxial output that looks similar to the one on the back of your cable box. Attach the coaxial cable to this output the same way that you attached it to the cable box.If the coaxial output is elsewhere in the room, you may need to get a longer coaxial cable and run it the length of the room. The initial transfer cost of 2 tapes (there’s a 2 item minimum at LegacyBox) is $53.99 then $5.99 for the online storage, but the frequent 50% off sale will bring this rice down to $38.98, or $19.49 per tape. The initial transfer cost of 2 tapes (there’s a 2 item minimum at LegacyBox) is $53.99 then $5.99 for the USB drive, but the frequent 50% off sale will bring this rice down to $38.98, or $19.49 per tape.
Costco is one of the most affordable drop-off locations but you must be a Costco member in order to use their services. We started this journey back in June 2016, and we plan to continue it for many more years to come. I hope that you will join us in this discussion of the past, present and future of EdTech and lend your own insight to the issues that are discussed.