Capture cards vs. VHS to DVD-R through SCART vs. using DVD-R/VCR combo ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by tomjbr.41840400, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Is it at all possible to copy VHS videos (recorded from TV) from a VHS
    VCR to a DVD-recorder by connecting them with a SCART cable or is there
    some kind of builtin copy protection in DVD-recorders that makes this
    impossible ?

    Is it possible to copy from VHS to DVD in a DVD-r/VCR combo (or is
    there a copy protection that even prevents TV-recordings to be copied)
    ?

    If both the above ways of copying from VHS to DVD are indeed possible,
    then my next question is if the SCART alternative can give as good
    result as copying within a DVD-r/VCR combo ?

    How good will the quality of the DVD copy become, if using SCART or
    DVD-r/VCR combo, compared to copying VHS videos from your VCR (through
    a SCART and a SCART/RCA adapter and some capture card) into the
    computer (and then burn it to DVD) ?

    Are there any good AGP graphics/capture (combined) cards today, i.e.
    graphics card that includes video capture, or is it much better to buy
    a separate graphics card and a separate video capture card ?
    (I actually need to buy a graphics card anyway, so therefore the
    question is if I should buy a combined graphics/capture card or a
    separate capture card)
    (
    Regarding capture cards, I have actually found this site:
    http://www.videohelp.com/capturecar...rby=Date&hits=150&Submit=Search&Search=Search
    but assuming that the date sorting of that site is working properly I
    do not think there are any cards newer than 2003, when I clicked AGP
    and the two checkboxes "Analog VideoIn" and "Graphics/Video Card"
    )

    /Tom
     
    tomjbr.41840400, Jan 11, 2007
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  2. tomjbr.41840400

    Ray S Guest

    Sure, you can do it.

    Likely not.

    If using a DVD/VCR combo, likely close to the quality on the tape.

    The cards made by Hauppage consistently get spoken of well.
     
    Ray S, Jan 11, 2007
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