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VHS-compact films converting to DVD

maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
1 Dec 2012 3:02PM

anyone recommend a reliable company that can convert old VHS-C camcorder film onto dvd?

i'm a little nervous to send precious recorded memories Smile

thanks for any suggestions!


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1 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Hi Maggie,
You could try Max Speilmans,
I have noticed they do the service in my local branch.
Ewanneil 5 1.1k 2 Scotland
1 Dec 2012 5:06PM
I recently did this for all my mother-in-law's old tapes. The way I did it was to buy a second hand VHS player/recorder for 3.00 (easily got at auctions /car boot sales / second-hand shops) and connect it to a DVD player/recorder I already had. I used a VHS-C adapter cassette (readily available on e-Bay if you don't have one) to play the tapes in the newly bought VHS player whilst recording onto DVD. You can monitor progress on your TV and finalise the discs so they play in any player or on PC.

If you don't have a DVD recorder it may be worth just trying to source a second-hand, twin-deck player/recorder that plays and records both VHS tapes and DVD's. You should be able to pick up one dead cheap and it would record straight on to DVD all within the same machine. I would imagine you could pick one up for about 10.00 at the most.

If you send it off to a 3rd party to do it they typically charge about 10 a tape so it depends how many you have to do as to whether my way is worth it.

Hope this helps.

EddieAC Plus
10 876 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:35PM
A video capture device may be worth a look for the price.

They seem quite versatile and will capture video to the computers hard drive ready for editing and burning to a DVD.

I have a DVD recorder which I use but I would also have tried one of these if my computer had a bit more oomph than it has but it is not fast enough and would drop frames the last time I tried capturing video from a camcorder via a firewire cable.

It may or may not be what you are looking for but worth adding as another option.

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