best way to get analog home movies into pc?

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  1. brianacook

    brianacook Stunt Coordinator

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    i just purchased a sony vaio and i would like to be able to load my old analog home movies into the pc to edit and then output to vhs. what is the least expensive way to do this? thanks.

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  2. Ken Chan

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    Which VAIO? (Isn't every Sony desktop and notebook called a VAIO?)
    Are the home movies on film or tape? If it's film, there may not be any inexpensive solutions.
    From video tape, some VAIO models already have S-Video and composite inputs, so you can capture the video. But they don't provide a good way to output back to VHS.
    A general solution would be to get an analog capture card. The two currently available from Pinnacle have outputs so you can record back to VHS after editing. They're $100 and $130. I haven't used either of those particular cards, but have had good experience with some of their other models.
    //Ken
     

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