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Video to DVD by finnguy on 1 November 2006 6:54am
I have a videotape of great personal, sentimental value (an appearance on 15 to 1, for those in the UK who remember it).

Anyway, the tape is beginning to show signs of age and I would love, if possible, to transfer it on to DVD.

Does anyone out there know how I might go about achieving this? Is it possible to get leads to link a VCR and a PC and then use some sort of software to edit the material ready for burning onto a DVD? Failing that, does anyone know of this sort of service is provided professionally?

Thanks for any help you can give me...

Re: Video to DVD by finnguy on 1 November 2006 1:13pm
Anyone? Anyone?

Re: Video to DVD by suzulu on 1 November 2006 4:07pm
Yes, it can be done and the service is provided professionally. Go to www.dworkshop.co.uk which tells you how to go about it.

Also www.transfervideo.co.uk

Are you from Finland? I presume you will have the same service there.
Re: Video to DVD by bandgeek512 on 1 November 2006 4:10pm
You can buy a vcr/dvd player that can burn a dvd from tape. Easy.
Re: Video to DVD by Sophie-Louise on 1 November 2006 7:26pm
yes, and they are quite reasonably priced and also allow you to record television programs onto dvd. i do it professionally on my course. if you go and get it done professionally it will cost quite a bit. i advise you buy the dvd recorder and do it that way, then you have your own dvd recorder to keep as well!!!
Re: Video to DVD by finnguy on 2 November 2006 6:52am
Great! Thanks for your answers. I'll check some of these options out...
Re: Video to DVD by julwis on 2 November 2006 2:27pm
In order to transfer the video signal to a format that can be burned to DVD you will need a digital capture card attached to your computer. This convert the video signal into digital, which can then be saved in AVI or similar format. Capture cards can be quite pricey so if you just have a single tape then getting it done professionally is probably your best bet.
Re: Video to DVD by sighthound on 2 November 2006 8:43pm
Anyone know of a way to transfer old, very old and brittle, 8 mm film to DVD? I've got thousands of feet of footage my father took in the Middle East during WWII and in Mexico in the 50's. Can't afford the high price of a professional transfer of all of it and I don't think it's in a state that would stand up to much editing.

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