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By mlkerby ·
I want to be able to connect my VCR to my computer, record a video (VHS) to my HD then take that recorded file and edit it. Once I'm done editing, I want to be able to record the edited video on a VHS or a CDR.

I need to know what software should I use and what type of hardware?

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by Raffi_ In reply to video editing

First, you will need a video capture board for your computer. There are many choices available from budget consumer models all the way up to dedicated computer systems. Check here for a product matrix http://www.videoguys.com/vidcap.htm

Second you will need some software that can edit the captured video. Adobe Premiere is a very nice package for the 'prosumer' market although it is a tad expensive it has some very nice features.

You did not mention audio requirements in your post. For that you will also need an audion card in your computer.

If the source player has SVHS your quality will be better but do not expect too much from VHS source material (ie; it will not be broadcast quality)

Be aware also that video capture can consume huge amounts of HDD space.

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by cocosk In reply to video editing

Video on PCs can be a lot more complicated than a Mac. There are many choices out there. If you're new to the video world & especially computers, I'd stick to some mainstream products. Many school districts use the ATI All-in-one card for video capture . You can attach your TV or VHS VCR to the card using RCA cables (the yellow, red & white cables) that are most commonly found on VCRs & TVs. This card will allow you to capture video. In order to edit, a software package is needed. Premiere is the most popular software for the PC that is prosumer. It can do a lot things, but I don't consider it all that intuitive. Basically, it will take you some time to be oriented with the software. This will be true for any editing software. My recommendation is Adobe Premiere (6.0 is latest version). There are many other higher grade editing products and capture cards. A Miro card comes in different levels & costs. I'd do a search for "video editing" or pick up a DV magazine at a book store. There are tons of adds for all kinds of hardware & software. NewTek makes a hardware package that is aimed at professionals with a consumer cost ($3,000). It includes software & hardware. The best thing to do is research and then ask people who have purchased the same equipment how difficult it is & if they'd buy the same thing again. As far as recording to a CDR, that requires encoding & is a whole new topic. I definitely recommend getting big, fast hard drives to handle the video. Video produces really big files & you'll run out of room fast.

Good Luck!

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