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Isafari
09-05-2009, 11:20 AM
I have some old video which I took with a camcorder....it's transferred to VHS.
I want to get it onto disc. Any ideas on how to go about this? Subject is of sentimental value and I just want to preserve it for as long as possible and, video recorders are no longer used these days.

josh.p.
09-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Do you have a video player and a DVD recorder?

Isafari
09-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Do you have a video player and a DVD recorder?

I do, yes.

josh.p.
09-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Connect the AV out on your video player into the AV in on the DVD recorder, and play the video.

On your DVD recorders remote, somewhere, there should be an 'AV or INPUT' button, where you can change the input to the DVD recorder from ch1,ch2,ch3 etc etc, eventually you will get to AV. (You'll know because your Video will be on-screen)
Once you see your video you can just record it to DVD as you would any other channel (like BBC or ITV)

Does that make sense :unsure:

ukwdwnut
09-05-2009, 12:03 PM
i did this too recorded the video to the recorders hard drive then burnt it to dvd

Isafari
09-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Connect the AV out on your video player into the AV in on the DVD recorder, and play the video.

On your DVD recorders remote, somewhere, there should be an 'AV or INPUT' button, where you can change the input to the DVD recorder from ch1,ch2,ch3 etc etc, eventually you will get to AV. (You'll know because your Video will be on-screen)
Once you see your video you can just record it to DVD as you would any other channel (like BBC or ITV)

Does that make sense :unsure:

OMG! I apologise Josh. I don't have a DVD recorder, just a DVD player. Sorry for the confusion :sorry:

josh.p.
09-05-2009, 01:24 PM
OMG! I apologise Josh. I don't have a DVD recorder, just a DVD player. Sorry for the confusion :sorry:
Ohh! Do you know anyone with one you can lend for this purpose? :unsure: You can buy specialised devices but would it be justified for 1-2 videos?

Isafari
09-05-2009, 08:26 PM
Ohh! Do you know anyone with one you can lend for this purpose? :unsure: You can buy specialised devices but would it be justified for 1-2 videos?

tried ringing around a few friends with no luck. DH has had a look online and they are about 20 to buy.

josh.p.
09-05-2009, 10:49 PM
For a DVD recorder 20 is worth it :yes: Especially for the uses it has after you've copied your videos over.

Isafari
10-05-2009, 07:57 AM
For a DVD recorder 20 is worth it :yes: Especially for the uses it has after you've copied your videos over.

20 wasn't for a DVD recorder but the cable to go from a video recorder to my computer. I could then apparently transfer the information to my Studio program....from there make a disc.

ukwdwnut
10-05-2009, 08:55 AM
20 wasn't for a DVD recorder but the cable to go from a video recorder to my computer. I could then apparently transfer the information to my Studio program....from there make a disc.

cool id give that a go diane, that way you can edit it and manipulate it how you like, you cant the other way its just like for like, with a recorder with a hard drive you can edit bits out but cant add anything fancy

Dizneyblonde
10-05-2009, 09:16 AM
I just gave my video to Mick and he did it for me :biggrin:

ukwdwnut
10-05-2009, 09:17 AM
I just gave my video to Mick and he did it for me :biggrin:

and it was a pleasure too i didnt mind in the slightest you know that, only too glad to help :hug2:

Dizneyblonde
10-05-2009, 09:19 AM
It's great as we don't have any video recorders now :hug2:

ukwdwnut
10-05-2009, 09:23 AM
It's great as we don't have any video recorders now :hug2:

i cant use it now for two reasons

1 - its broke just a slight thing wrong with it will cost about 40 quid to fix
2 - i dont live there no more :lol:


but i did quite a few vids on it tho perfect way to do it as it costs a few quid to have it done

josh.p.
10-05-2009, 02:51 PM
20 wasn't for a DVD recorder but the cable to go from a video recorder to my computer. I could then apparently transfer the information to my Studio program....from there make a disc.
Even better! 'Cuts out the middle man' sort of thing :yes:

Ursula
10-05-2009, 04:10 PM
I just gave my video to Mick and he did it for me :biggrin:

Ah that reminds me.....

ukwdwnut
10-05-2009, 04:25 PM
Ah that reminds me.....

of what exactly :lol:

Ursula
10-05-2009, 11:06 PM
That I was going to send you my precious vids of my kids as kids to convert to discs. You said I could but then things happened in your life and I forgot...

ukwdwnut
11-05-2009, 08:12 AM
That I was going to send you my precious vids of my kids as kids to convert to discs. You said I could but then things happened in your life and I forgot...

oh ok, well its broke now and im not there so cant do soz