Originally Posted by Finally Farm
Laptop worked for capture. Still get some frame drops but small number. I have captured three tapes with acceptable quality and run one tape through to DVD and tested good. I think we can mark this thread solved. Is there a way to do that? Thanks again for all your help.
If the number of frame drops is very small, it might be due to the poor quality of your VHS source tapes. But I'm just speculating.
As for the guy who mentioned using his Firewire camcorder, maybe he was able to connect his VCR to the camcorders analogue inputs (RCA), while at the same time connecting the cameras FireWire jack to his capture card? Otherwise he could transfer the footage to a MiniDV tape and then play that to the computer. But that would further degrade the image by another generation.
anyway, I'm glad the OP found a way to capture his footage without spending a fortune. I recommend he buy an external drive and back up all that footage b4 the tapes further degrade. Keep copies on two drives and transfer to new drives every four or five years if possible. Eventually those tapes will become un-playable.
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