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How to Convert or Transfer VHS Tapes to DVD

Most of us like to store our precious memories on VHS tapes: graduation, wedding, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. As VCR now is slowly disappearing from the market, to convert VHS to DVD is a good choice to keep those memories for longer time. Luckily, there is a simple way to burn VHS to DVD with Capture Card & DVD creating software.

Using a capture tool is usually the cheapest way to record VHS tapes. It can capture or convert the analog video signal from VHS tapes to a digital format saved on computer, where it can be edited and enhanced. Then you can burn the final version of VHS to DVD with a DVD Creator. This method also allows you to convert and copy protected VHS tapes, while the other methods cannot.

1 Configure capture card to your computer

There are lots of videos on YouTube show how to configure capture card to a computer. Designate a hard drive with a lot of free real estate to save the generated video files. Set the video quality as 720X480 (standard digital video format).

2 Connect VHS player with capture card

If possible, use an S-video cable or cables with RCA connectors to connect your VHS player with the capture card. Otherwise, coaxial cable and the capture card tuner are ok.

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3 Start recording/converting VHS tape

Play the VHS tape to make sure no video chips are missed when recording. Keep an eye on the recording process and stop it when the tape comes to the end.

4 Launch the VHS to DVD converter

Download and install the VHS to DVD software, which you cannot only convert VHS video to DVD, but also can make video editing, like cropping, trimming, customizing DVD menu, adjusting video and transition effects, etc.

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It can burn VHS to DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW. Generally speaking, DVD-R/RW is more compatible and more widely supported by DVD players. Just check the compatibility of your DVD player before selecting DVD disc.

5 Load VHS videos into DVD Creator

When all VHS movies have been copied to hard drive, the format is generally AVI or MPEG. Click "Import" to add AVI or MPEG video from your hard drive. You can also add photos.

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6 Start converting VHS video to DVD

If you would like to edit your VHS before burning to DVD, just to click "Edit selected video file" button to crop, trim, add watermark, or adjust video effects to your VHS video. If not, you can simply click the "Burn" button to burn VHS video files to DVD. Then you have finished to transfer VHS to DVD disc with this DVD Creator.

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Good article. You have a misspelled word at "bur also can make video editing" Thanks again.
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