Dumb Questions Amnesty


#3783

In in Melbourne, so I could take you up in the offer.

But to be clear, do I still need a VCR to play the tape. This cable thing just sends the analog signal to the computer where it’s converted to digital?


#3784

I can’t imagine any scenario in which you don’t need the VHS player. The tape is not a digital format.


#3785

Yep, as the oldest Bomber alive says above.


#3786

Yep, was thinking that, just Bacchus said he had a read/writer which sounded more than just a cable or tuner of some sort.

Looks like I’m off to the Darebin Refuse centre to see if I can find a VCR, then I’ll seek out my cable thing.


#3787

That was a DVD writer, which may have a HDD too.

You used video and audio out cables (usually red, white and yellow, yellow is video) from the VHS, and they go into the DVD burner. You then set the input on the DVD Burner to AV1 or AV2 or whatever input slots you use. Maybe SCART connections if it’s a European player.

The last jobbie I used, which used VideoGlide capture, went from the VHS straight into a USB port on the computer.


#3788

Will all this work on a hand held camera?
I guess I’ll need to load some software.


#3789

If you have a FireWire port (on the camera or computer), there are other (generally better but more expensive) options too.

I have an old Canopus box that takes video cables in and feeds FireWire to the computer. I don’t actually have any FireWire ports on the computer, but a converter to Thunderbolt works.

I have too many tapes yet to be converted…


#3790

If you mean like a Sony Handycam etc, … yes. The same AV leads you would plug into the TV, you can plug into the usb converter .

Something like this, …but there will be plenty of different ones out there, …


#3791

That’s awesome.
I got a couple of home movie tapes done about five years ago and they charged me about $75 each.


#3792

I’ll do them for you for just $70 a piece!!

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#3793

$65

But you pay for the petrol


#3794

$60

And Noonan will cover the fuel


#3795

$61

Noonan will be covered in fuel.


#3796

As long as that offer is unmatched.


#3797

Finding a bright spark on Blitz might be the biggest challenge though.


#3798

YES would be looking for diamonds in a lead mine scenario.


#3799

… … … … on a lighter note …


#3800

Such a bright spark.


#3801

Is it normal to bruise up a week after you have a blood taken (i.e. Monday blood taken, then a week later the bruise appears, no signs before that)?


#3802

Nope.