How do I get from VHS to streaming video on Web site?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Elliott Graham, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Hi,
    I have been asked to put a streaming video clip on my company's web
    site. There are none there currently. I have been given a VHS video
    casette with the content. I haven't got a clue how to get the content
    from the v.c. to the Web site. We have an outside consultant who is
    our webmaster. Do I just give him the casette or do I have it coverted
    into a digital diskette first? And once the clip is up on our website,
    how do I transfer this video clip to someone else's website?
    Thanks for any advice. I'm without a clue on this!

    Elliott
     
    Elliott Graham, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. You'll need to hire a professional to do this.

    :)

    -Richard
     
    Richard Ragon, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. Generally, it involves capturing the VHS video digitally, via a
    capture card or something similar, and then encoding that video
    as something like a Windows Media Video (WMV) or a Real Video
    Stream.

    If you don't have the equipment to do the transfer, I would go
    ahead and get a consultant to do that for you, provided you don't
    mind the expense.

    As far as allowing people to view/save the video from your web
    site to their computer, it can be as simple as right-clicking on
    the video link and choosing to SAVE AS on the client system. So,
    you just right-click on the video, tell it to save it to a local
    system, point to a drive and path and then when finished, they
    should have a copy of that video on their hard drive. From
    there, they can load it to a web site if desired.

    If you want to protect your video, you may want to put a
    watermark on it.

    Hope that helps!
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Jan 26, 2004
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  4. This is more complicated than I expected. Thanks for the explanation,
    Paul. Appreciate your help.
     
    Elliott Graham, Jan 27, 2004
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