How to do video capture?

Started Dec 27, 2010 | Discussions
gp photo Junior Member • Posts: 43
How to do video capture?

Years ago I bought an external Plextor video capture card and used it successfully with my laptop. Now I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a new Dell laptop and can't get the card or software to work. I am not sure what the current state of video capture is. Can anyone recommend an external card or is there some other way to do that? I am trying to capture old family VHS tapes and turn them into CDs and DVDs. I use Paint Shop Pro photo X3 and Photoshop Elements 9 for my still work. Thanks.

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GodSpeaks Forum Pro • Posts: 13,314
Video capture?

Video capture? Wow, that brings back memories... BAD memories

Today, everything (almost) is captured to a memory card so Video capture is no longer required. Now you just copy from the memory card to computer hard disk.

IF you are trying to capture from a DV (or HDV) tape, the best way to do that is over Firewire, and the software is usually your NLE.

All my computers have firewire builtin (so I need no additional hardware), but you can get Firewire 400 and 800 addin cards for very little money.

Sorry, didn't see the bit about capturing from VHS tapes.

Maybe something like this:

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