That seems to be more step


That seems to be more steps than necessary, to record it to a 2nd camera then to the computer. You can get a 40-100$ PCI or USB 2 for video capture card / device or a video card with inputs (like the ati all in wonder series)that you can plug the VCR into and recored right from the vcr to the computer. Then it can be edited, combined, saved for later, etc. and recorded to a dvd. Or get a dvd recorder from bestbuy, walmart, etc for 80$ and plug you vcr into it and copy right from tape to dvd. They have limited(depending on price) or no picture enhancement though.

When you use a computer, you can do contrast and color adjustments, noise and static removal and sharpen the picture, to get a picture maybe better than the original tape. The original VHS tape only has a resolution of about 320 lines(about as the same qulaity as a youtube video) , the dvd will be about 480, so a computer can help enhance the resolution somewhat. The professionals I would think have purpose built computers to do the same thing, so they could do it much faster and with more automation.

Ive copied a few old tapes to computer for movies never came out on dvd. I just used a PCI capture card and went from the vcr to the computer, ran some filters to improve the picture and saved it.

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