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Windows 7: VHS to DVD


04 Jun 2012   #1

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 
VHS to DVD

So I got a recorder for the computer to record a VHS tape to a DVD. I didn't like the software that came with it so I decided to use Windows Movie Maker. So here's my question. Which is the best format and what is the best resolution for it? Every format I pick will make the video size bigger then the DVD is and the resolution I have now clue what to leave it at. So please can someone help me.

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04 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
So I got a recorder for the computer to record a VHS tape to a DVD. I didn't like the software that came with it so I decided to use Windows Movie Maker. So here's my question. Which is the best format and what is the best resolution for it? Every format I pick will make the video size bigger then the DVD is and the resolution I have now clue what to leave it at. So please can someone help me.
I'm sorry, but I don't have an answer to your question, but I'm interested to learn what device did you get (manufacturer, model)?

Second, I'm confused. Did you already make a DVD of the VHS tape? If yes, then please explain what format options windows provides you. I didn't know you had a choice when transferring a DVD.
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06 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I used to do lots of copying from VHS to DVD, used to have Nero 7.? with my GeForce 6600 (TVIn/TVOut), output quality will be the same as the tape quality, so if crappy VHS recording, ditto DVD.
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06 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

VOB is a container, not a video format.

Ideally, you will want to record the video into the computer in a DVD compliant mpeg-2 format, this way you don't have to encode the file once it is in the computer, but can make editing a little harder due to the mpeg-2 format.
We capture and edit in the Matrox avi format which I think is around 12gb/hour.

Since your footage is on VHS, you can use a lower bit rate and get 3+ hours on a disc with no perceptible loss in quality.

We use a Matrox RT.X2 for capturing, Abobe Premiere for editing, and then author the disc in Adobe Encore.
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