You won’t need a lot of hard drive space—your videos will consume about a gigabyte per hour of footage. Unless you have a truly monstrous library, you can probably fit your entire family video library on a 32GB USB flash drive, or archive it in a cloud storage service like Dropbox. That gives you a lot of options; you can keep all your VHS movies on the same hard drive as all your other files, or put them on a special portable USB drive just for those kinds of memories.
The red and white ones are the left and right audio channels; the yellow one is for video. If you’re using an S-Video cable for higher quality, leave the yellow RCA plug disconnected and put the S-Video cable into the S-Video sockets on your VCR and your VHS to digital connector.
Read more about transfer vhs to digital here.
Copy Tapes to DVD Using a PC or Laptop
Like the others, the Elgato package includes software that lets you save video from VHS to DVD or your hard drive. Aside from the ability to trim the beginning and end of the video, though, there are no editing capabilities here. With the right hardware and software it’s really easy to take old VHS video tapes, digitize them and then edit, store or share them with others. If you have the tapes, you can digitize them using a VHS to DVD converter. Alternatively, you can use a device that plugs into your computer, like an external USB VCR. These devices often come with software that makes the process easy. For the highest quality, you should plug a VCR into your computer via an external USB port.
How to turn VHS into digital
Digitization of individual tapes to DVD for $19.95, for an additional $2 per tape customers can have their files converted to MP4 and sent as a digital download or shipped back on a thumbdrive. Scan My Photos also offers a prepaid box video transfer rate for customers who are looking to digitize a large number of VHS tapes. The pre-paid box costs $245 and can hold up to 14 tapes. Tapes can be converted to MP4 and stored on a thumbdrive for an additional $83.95 or as a digital download from a Cloud service starting at $42.95. To watch the video on your phone or tablet, it’s as simple as connecting the device to your computer using its USB cable. In order to preserve your valuable VHS collections, you should convert analog media into digital format.
However, if you choose to burn them to DVD or Blu-ray, it’s best to use uncompressed video files. Once you have all of those things, it’s time to start getting things connected. The first step is to make sure that you download and install the converter’s software to your computer.