How to transfer movies from VHS to DVD

Sun, Dec 25, 2011

How to transfer movies from VHS to DVD

Watching movies is among the past time that many people engage to as not only does it keep you entertained but also, as some movies are, educates you as well. Ever since the movie industry came about people have been trying to get a hold of their own copies to enjoy at home and repeat the movie anytime they feel like doing so. First came VHS players that for so long allowed many movie fanatics to enjoy their own copies of the movie at the comforts of their own home. But with today’s technology there are now even more advanced versions of the VHS that allows people to enjoy the movies that they want at home. DVD’s are the current trend in home movie theater. But not all movies have a DVD version already. VHS has become obsolete that there are hardly any stores anymore that sell players and rewinders. There are some really good movies that are still stuck in the era of VHS and you can hardly play them anymore today if you don’t have a player. Here are tips on how to transfer movies from VHS to DVD that you can do even at home to start enjoying the good old movies again with today’s technology.

  • The first thing that you need on how to transfer movies from VHS to DVD is a DVD recorder. This will allow you to easily record and copy the entire movie from the VHS to DVD. You don’t have to go out and buy one if you don’t have it. You can easily borrow one from your neighbor or friend or any rental stations to save money.
  • Set up your DVD recorder and connect it to the video source which in this case is the VHS player. It is preferably better to use the high quality S-cable to get better quality picture but if you don’t have it, you can use the standard RCA dubbing cables. Connect the cables in this manner: VHS output, DVD input.
  • You can now choose the medium to which you will record the movie. You ca choose from a wide range of DVD types of discs such as DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD +R, and others. The –R and –RW are compatible to most DVD players thus it is advisable that these are the types that you use instead.
  • Now you need to set up your DVD recorder up to preview the input signal phase.
  • Rewind the VHS up to the very beginning and be sure to check the recorder’s input.
  • Press record on your DVD recorder before you hit play on your VHS player because there might be some scenes that the DVD won’t be able to record had you pressed play on the VHS first.
  • You can choose to record until the very end or you can hit stop to any scene.
  • Once you decided it’s done, you can now finalize your DVD. It needs to be finalized before it can work on playing on DVD players. The recorder comes with a manual that teaches you how to finalize so read on it.

Here are some simple steps on how to transfer movies from VHS to DVD. Don’t put to waste those old movies and start transferring them to DVD.

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