Advice 1: How to connect VCR to computer

The VHS format nowadays is a Museum rarity, and the safety of the materials on VHS is quite low. But what if the magazines have remained important or simply dear to the heart of the record? They can be digitized, and, at home, without offering similar services.
Records can be digitized at home
Instruction
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For connecting VCR to computer you will need a video editing card or TV tuner. The cheapest device from this category are less than 50$, but to obtain better results it would be better not to skimp and buy a tuner with hardware encoding the stream to MPEG2.
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When buying, make sure that the tuner or video card have a composite or component inputs (better yet S-Video).
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Connect the video output connector of a VCR (only video signal) to the input connector on the tuner Board or video capture. You may need an adaptor, but the adaptor of this type easily purchased in any tent.
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The audio cable from the VCR connect to the input of your sound card. This will require an RCA to minijack.
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Install the video editing software, e.g. VirtualDub. Set up as a video input on your tuner (or charge editors), and as an audio signal to your soundcard. Set video encoding settings and save your movies in digital format.

Advice 2 : How to connect VCR to TV tuner

In order to start digitizing analog home video archive, not enough to buy a TV tuner and install it into the computer. It is also important to properly connect a video capture card to the VCR or video camera. The cable for this connection can be made independently.
How to connect VCR to TV tuner
Instruction
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If your home video archive is stored on tape format VHS-C to overwrite it, you should use the VCR. This will prevent head wear camcorders, a resource which is only 500 hours. For installation of the cassettes of the VHS-C to VCR in VHS format, use the special adapter supplied with the camera. Don't forget to install fresh batteries.
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The easiest way to connect the VCR to the TVtuner at a high frequency. To do this, take the plug and electrical outlet the type F and length of coaxial cable with wave resistance of 75 Ohm. Connect them so that both connectors ring contacts were connected to the braid and pin to the copper core. Connect the socket to the RF output of the VCR and plug to the antenna input of the tuner. Turn on the VCR, set the TV tuner to the channel on which it operates the modulator.Be sure to connect the audio output of the tuner to the line input of the sound card is a special short cable supplied with the tuner.When you attach, in any case can not simultaneously touch the body of the VCR or the computer and any metal parts of the connectors. While the devices are not connected, you cannot touch their shells.
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A much higher quality of image and sound provides a connection with low frequency. To implement this connection you will need two shielded cables. If a VCR equipped with output connectors RCA-type, take the three plugs of this type, and one 3.5 mm stereo mini plug for headphones. One cable manufacture, placing RCA plugs on both ends. In this case, the annular connector pins connect with braids, pin with Central cores. The second cable at one end should be plug type RCA connector on the other for headphones. Latest connect as follows: connect the braid to the common terminal, the copper core - connected together contacts of the stereo channels.Now the first cable, connect the video output of the VCR to the video input of the tuner and the second audio output of the VCR to the line input of the sound card.Some tuners require a low frequency video signal through a BNC-type connector, not RCA. The method of connection is the same (braid - ring contact, the Central vein - to the male).
When connected at a low frequency also can't touch the housings of the apparatus and the metal parts of the connectors and the housings of the two not attached to each other devices.
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Some VCRs equipped with 21-pin SCART type plugs. In this case, you will need to plug the appropriate standard. The braided cable of the image signal, connect to pin 17 of this plugs, the copper core - contact 19. The shield of the audio signals connect to pin 4, the Central mine - to pin 3.
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To digitize home video archive stored on tape format Video 8 or Hi8 to connect to the tuner will have a VCR and a video camera. Use the cable included in her kit. If necessary, replace the cable plug of the video output from RCA to BNC. The output of the sound from this camera is usually stereo. When you replace the two RCA connectors on one plug for headphones, which you will connect the audio output of the camera to line input of a sound card, a braid of both cables connect to the common terminal of the plug, the copper core of the same cable to the contact of one of the stereo channels, the Central vein of the other to contact the other stereo channel.Be sure to keep the RCA plugs, to be able at any time to alter the cable to connect the camera to the TV.

Advice 3 : How to record video from a VCR to a computer

In the age of digital technology, it becomes urgent question of the transfer of records from the family archive of videokasset to disk. It can be done at home. What do you need?
How to record video from a VCR to a computer
You will need
  • computer;
  • - connected the graphics card;
  • VCR;
  • - the video cable;
  • program VirtualDub.
Instruction
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Determine the need to record audio cassettes to the disk adapter, look at purchase for them a special audiophonic.
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Connect the cable from the camera or the adapter from the VCR to the video input of the video card. Insert the audio cable into the input of your sound card. Close all programs on the computer. Turn off antivirus, go to "control Panel", select audio settings and set "Hardware acceleration" and "Quality selections" to the maximum. Run the program VirtualDub. Go to the capture mode to digitize the video. Select Capture Video, set the Frame rate – 250000. Set the value parameter of the Video buffer limit – 32, and the Audio buffer limit 10.
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Go to menu Capture/Preferences to set the video recording from VCR to computer, select the video capture device. The Default capture file select the location where will be recorded the captured file. Best to record video on a clean disk partition or the partition where the maximum amount of free space. Next, configure the video display in the center of the window save the settings. Specify, if necessary, the condition under which the video recording capture is stopped (time, file size, remaining space on the disk, the percentage of lost frames).
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Go to the Audio menu/Compression to configure the audio capture. Select codecs to compress the audio or leave the audio uncompressed. Select PCM format, 48.000 kHz, 16 bit. Configure the video capture. Enable video playback, go to Video menu/Format. In the left menu select video resolution and the right color depth. Next, set the brightness, saturation, contrast. To do this, move the sliders and see what settings suit you. Then select the codec for compression. After configuring settings, digitization of video VHS, fast-forward the video, start the capture process.
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