Need to capture VHS to DVD plus need to convert DV to VHS (grandma and grandpa!)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mbatt, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. mbatt

    mbatt Guest

    Hi

    I am running a pentium 4 Dell with XP pro. I have 2 separate 120gb
    hard drive. I have a plextor dvd writer and the ATI Radeon 9800 pro
    graphics card, which includes s- and composite-video out (with an
    adapter)

    Here's what I want to do: I want to purchase the Adaptec VideOh Dvd
    Media Center USB 2.0 Edition TV / video input adapter. By adding this
    device, I hope to:

    a) watch TV and Cable on my computer, which I cannot do now.
    b) convert analog to DVDs without having to go through my digital
    camcorder
    c) Take digital video and write it to a VHS tape (i guess thru the
    Radeon)

    Is this set up possible? It's hard for me to believe I have found one
    product that may actually solve my outstanding issues. I should note
    that I will often just want the VHS to go straight to dvd, no editing
    etc.


    I also do not want to use the bundled softwar that comes with the
    adaptec. I am leaning towards the new Nero for it's stability and low
    learning curve and a direct to disk program. I don't need tons of
    features. Will this cause a problem?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    mbatt, Apr 18, 2004
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  2. mbatt

    Brian Guest

    Take a look at the Ulead products such as DVD MovieFactory and Video
    Studio www.ulead.com

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Apr 18, 2004
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  3. mbatt

    mbatt Guest

    Actually, the Ulead products come bundled with the Adaptec VideOh, and
    I will probably try them out, but I don't know if *other* programs,
    such as Nero, will work as well, or if I am better off using the
    bundled software. I had a recent *nightmare* experience with the
    bundled Roxio suite and my DVD recording drive, so I'm a bit gun shy
    of bundled software.

    Thank you.
     
    mbatt, Apr 18, 2004
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  4. mbatt

    Morrmar Guest

    such as Nero, will work as well, or if I am better off using the

    Nero is the only burning program I would consider but I don't use it for
    authoring the DVD. Exceedingly stable for me and I've used it for a
    number of years.
     
    Morrmar, Apr 18, 2004
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  5. mbatt

    mbatt Guest

    What do you use for authoring? And what hardware are you using to capture?
     
    mbatt, Apr 20, 2004
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  6. mbatt

    Morrmar Guest

    What do you use for authoring? And what hardware are you using to
    capture?

    I started out using TPMG DVD Author, which was fine for basic stuff, but
    bit the bullet and got Adobe's Encore because I also use Premier Pro and
    am trying to learn After Effects as well. Those products offer seamless
    integration and a common, though non-standard and clunky Windows
    interface.

    I use an ATI AIW 128 Pro for capture.
     
    Morrmar, Apr 20, 2004
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