Note: The quality of the new DVD will still look like the old VHS, so don't expect superb results. All we are trying to do is archive the movies so they can still be playable in 10 years time (that is to say that Blu-Ray hasn't taken over yet).
Step 1: What you'll need...
- First you'll need an old VHS player. It doesn't have to be fancy or anything, just something that will play tapes. If you've just taken it out of the cupboard and it's caked in dust (as mine was), I would suggest running a cleaning tape through it first. A cleaning tape is an ordinary tape but with a fabric tape inside, and usually you use a cleaning solution with the tape.
- An AV cable
- A capture device (will explain later)
- Ulead VideoStudio 11 (Now called Corel VideoStudio)
- Lots of Time
- DVD burning software (I used Windows DVD Maker)
- Tapes and blank DVD's