VHS to dvd??

Does anyone know anywhere in melbourne that can copy old VHS videos onto dvd? I have a couple of old performance vids from year 12 that I don’t want to disintergrate into nothing and I dont even have a VCR.

6 thoughts on “VHS to dvd??

  1. Cameron Reilly September 15, 2006 / 9:42 pm

    MizzaI did get some of this done about a year ago at a place neat the Vic Market but it cost a FORTUNE. About $80 for one VHS I think.


  2. miriam September 15, 2006 / 9:51 pm

    ick, I’m not paying that… I blame the AV lady at SCEGGS I specifically asked to get it in dvd format… Grrr! I’m probably better off trying to convince her to search the schools archives and find the original and copy it to dvd this time.


  3. Colin September 17, 2006 / 10:36 pm

    I told you My gorgeous, that I’ll get this done for you. It is, however, harder than it looks to get decent quality, and, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, so I’ll get to it in good time, with decent gear.Your precious videos won’t disintegrate into dust just yet, trust Me…BTW, if you’re going to bother with VHS rather than vhs, then you shouldn’t use dvd, but rather DVD.


  4. Scottie September 18, 2006 / 1:16 pm

    Hi,I’m not sure where in Melbourne you are, but there is a place in the Victoria Gardens shopping centre in Richmond that does Video (VHS & Betamax) to DVD conversions. Its a photo developing type place and they send the videos off to somewhere else to get them done. But you could give them a try, or at least get a quote from them. I haven’t had any conversions done there so I can’t vouch for them, I just know they exist.


  5. Colin September 19, 2006 / 4:07 pm

    W/we’re not too far from Victoria Gardens scottie, so might check out the pricing at least some day, but I expect it to be either expensive or poor quality – there’s not much in between…The Hauppauge card is pretty good dg, but falls down when trying to convert VHS analog input, with dropped frames, chroma loss, and audio sync loss on longer items (like miriam’s singing for example.) Brilliant for recording off cable or its internal tuner though. No offense to Hauppauge – none of the card solutions really work brilliantly. I know, I’ve got a few of them knocking around here in a box!For VHS conversions what you really need is a device that provides Line Time Base Correction, which will drastically improve the quality of the transfer. Such a device is the Canopus ADVC300, but it’s not even close to being cheap – http://tinyurl.com/ghhpc.However, as I said before, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, and these irreplaceable personal memories (and not just some movie/soapie/motor race you’re trying to copy/pirate/use fairly…) are worth the effort. Anyway, after 10 VHS tapes (and miriam’s got at least 3) I’m almost down to matching Cameron’s cost, and if I did a couple for him, at half price perhaps ;-), then it’d be even cheaper.miriam is in Sydnos atm, and I miss her. Maybe that’s why I’m doing her blog for her!BTW, tinyurls are really cool! I didn’t realise you could make them yourself, but you can, and they don’t muck up the layout of blogs, do they dg? šŸ˜‰


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