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    Is there a VHS video uploader?

    I have quite a few home videos on VHS video tapes that I want to get on my computer and burned onto DVD.

    Is there a product that can upload VHS tape content to your computer? It seems like I heard of one a year or two ago.

    I googled "VHS USB uploader" & "VHS tape uploader"

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you.

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    Well, an All In Wonder card will have an RCA in, from which you can record video. That's a bit pricey. Canopus ADVC 100 is a nice standalone product as well if you're looking for something external.

    Alternately you may just want to buy a DVD Recorder (with HDD in it) and transfer directly, if you aren't planning to do any editing during the process.
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    I imagine that DVD recorder would be very pricey.

    I'd think any video card with Video in can connect to your VCR.
    Play the VHS tape, and the software with the vid card should be able to turn it into a readable format on your computer.

    Then just burn that to a dvd.

    I'm probably way off, but that's my take on it.
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    As Jeremy said an AIW card would do the job, but they do cost quite a bit brand new. I would recommend looking for one on eBay, there are occasionally some that go on there for quite a good price.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...133408698&rd=1

    Something like this would be adequate (just do a search for All In Wonder and you get loads of similar results).

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Or just get a generic Video Capture Card. They're fairly cheap at around 100$. Performance will vary, so read reviews
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    Plextor makes a series of devices for just this purpose for as low as $70.00 (look at Newegg). They don't require a new video card, an empty slot or anything... Simply plug them into an empty USB 2.0 compliant socket.

    http://www.plextor.com/english/produ...oduct_dvc.html
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    If you have a camcorder with a composite video input and a firewire port, you can add a firewire port on your computer. Then connect the VCR to your camcorder, and your camcorder to your computer, and capture to an AVI file.


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