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What all do I need to convert VHS to mpeg 2?

I need the ability to transfer a video on VHS tape to mp2.  What ALL hardware/software will I need or that you recomend (from VCR up)?  I will also need the ability to add an image to the end of the video (company logo and phone #).

Thanks

Jason
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DVation191Commented:
JasonMcBee,
I do this all the time with my Pinnacle Studio AV/DV kit. http://www.pinnaclesys.com/ProductPage_n.asp?Product_ID=1883&Langue_ID=7
It has the hardware to connect your VCR to your PC. It also includes Pinnacle Studio 9 which you can use to record the video from your VCR, edit it and save it to a variety of formats including DVD or streaming windows media format. It also supports you adding additional images and clips ask you require.

hope this helps.
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CallandorCommented:
Here's a good article: http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/t235076.html

You will need:
- a VCR
- a device to convert analog to Firewire; or a DV camcorder; or a video capture card
- a Firewire card or port if you choose Firewire (recommended)
- a DVD burner (if you're planning to transfer the mpeg2 file to DVD)
- cables for video and sound (or Firewire cable)
- software to capture and compress (free is multistep and somewhat complex; Pinnacle Studio 9 is all-inclusive)
- burner software (if you're burning to disc)
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gecko_au2003Commented:
The video help site (www.videohelp.com ) has already been suggested by callandor so I will just leave you with these 2 sites :

www.doom9.org

www.afterdawn.com/guides/
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JasonMcBeeAuthor Commented:
DVation191:

So all i would need is that "kit" and a VCR to connect to my PC?  All cables are supplied?  I can just buy this, install everything and get after it?  What type of connection is needed on the VCR?

I just don't want to buy something, then realize i have to buy a bunch of other stuff.

Thanks

Jason



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DVation191Commented:
"So all i would need is that "kit" and a VCR to connect to my PC?"
> Yes!

"All cables are supplied?"
> Yes! The only cables I can think of that you might need to buy (I don't remember if it came with these, though I'm almost positive it did...) is some simple composite a/v cables (the ones with the yellow, white and red RCA ends on them) to connect the VCR to the Pinnacle System input panel.

"What type of connection is needed on the VCR?"
> Just the composite out is all you really need. You could use S-Video for a better picture but you'll still need the white/red RCA audio cables for sound since S-Video has no sound stream, just video.
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JasonMcBeeAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dvation191.  I also gave others points for the good info.

Thanks all

Jason
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gecko_au2003Commented:
Thanks for the reply, I am not really having a good day here with regards to replying fast because it is very hectic this end , I just got back from eating a take away dinner lol :P anyways, thanks for the points and grade and I am glad I helped out, even though it wasnt much !
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