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So my sister wanted me to record some vhs tapes to usb. First she wanted a store to do it (for like $200) but that's another story.
 

 

So I bought a used VCR for $10. This part is fine.

Now to the recording. I was thinking maybe buy this:

http://www.amazon.com/Easycap-Version-Capturer-Camcorder-Compatible/dp/B00LJLGC0Q/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449735988&sr=1-7&keywords=EasyCAP+Video+Capture+DC60%2B
 

Will this work?


 

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I've used one of those before and it worked, supplied software was terrible, however the dongle worked a treat.

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should, but you might want to check a slightly better for a bit more, just to make sure it  wont  break.  reviews are good, but say it feels cheap

I only need to use it once (or four times, I have four tapes). Might buy it anyway since it probably will work.

 

I've used one of those before and it worked, supplied software was terrible, however the dongle worked a treat.

Yeah I read that the software wasn't top notch. Is there other alternatives software wise?

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Put VHS player in screen > get phone on tripod > record screen with good lighting

 

Or hold it and have ultimate potato video

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Yeah I read that the software wasn't top notch. Is there other alternatives software wise?

 

Was a few years ago and I used a free copy of Pinnacle Studio. Anything that can record from a source should be fine though.

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So my sister wanted me to record some vhs tapes to usb. First she wanted a store to do it (for like $200) but that's another story.

 

 

So I bought a used VCR for $10. This part is fine.

Now to the recording. I was thinking maybe buy this:

http://www.amazon.com/Easycap-Version-Capturer-Camcorder-Compatible/dp/B00LJLGC0Q/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449735988&sr=1-7&keywords=EasyCAP+Video+Capture+DC60%2B

 

Will this work?

 

 

Im pretty sure that will work, if you are spectacle of it though you should get this http://www.sears.com/pinnacle-systems-dazzle-dvd-recorder-hd-vhs-to/p-SPM7951862323?hlSellerId=28723&sid=IDx20110310x00001i&kpid=SPM7951862323&kispla=SPM7951862323 I used the earlier version back when VHS was phasing out in the earlier 2000's.  Pinnacle makes good products for what you want to do.

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Im pretty sure that will work, if you are spectacle of it though you should get this http://www.sears.com/pinnacle-systems-dazzle-dvd-recorder-hd-vhs-to/p-SPM7951862323?hlSellerId=28723&sid=IDx20110310x00001i&kpid=SPM7951862323&kispla=SPM7951862323 I used the earlier version back when VHS was phasing out in the earlier 2000's.  Pinnacle makes good products for what you want to do.

That kinda defeats the purpose of doing it myself though. It's pricey.

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That kinda defeats the purpose of doing it myself though. It's pricey.

? I'm confused on the first part. You want to basically take old VHS tapes and record then in a digital format right? If so, thats what the dazzle is designed for.You can find that Dazzle on ebay for less then $20 and if you got an older dazzle you can get them for a couple of bucks now a days

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? I'm confused on the first part. You want to basically take old VHS tapes and record then in a digital format right? If so, thats what the dazzle is designed for.You can find that Dazzle on ebay for less then $20 and if you got an older dazzle you can get them for a couple of bucks now a days

 

I live in Sweden and this stuff never got big here. I can't order from ebay since I'm in a bit of a rush and I can't find one in Sweden.

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