|ION Audio VCR2PC VCR Video Conversion System w/Software|
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of customers recommend this product
Great device for those who have a lot of VHS tapes with home movies you don't want to be lost with time. The software interface is a little limited but good enough to transfer to computer and then use a third party video editing application. Overall the product didn't disappoint. Will use it until all my VHS tapes are copied and then sell it back on eBay at a low price. I think we should all do this -just pass it on - it's not worth it to pay full price on a new one, all you need is just to convert your tapes to digital format and then it will stay unused - no reason to keep it after that.
The ION Audio VCR2PC VHS copy box is a useful, albiet a very utilitarian VHS player. It's only purpose is to copy your old VHS library onto a computer to either save as files or to DVD. It doesn't have 4 heads, or any of the later VHS bells and whistles; not even a clock. It doesn't need them. It does strip Macrovision (which you won't find in the manual) and gives a reasonable copy. Sure, you can use an analog TV card to a computer and save a pretty file... except for the Macrovision. The copies may look sort of low quality; they really are just VHS-- that is low quality by todays standards. You are still getting the 230 to 250 lines of resolution that where there. The software can store a file or right to DVD.
One thing to remember if you are transfering 100 old VHS tapes... the heads will probably get dirty. Have a good head cleaning tape. It may get too dirty even for that; you might want to learn how to clean heads. I had to twice in one old tape. The problem is the old tapes, not the player.
Unless you babysit the player, you will end up recording longer than the tape. There are freeware programs like avidemux that can cut the end off the file very quickly. There is a modest editior with the box as well.
the Ion audio VCR2PC VHS VCR did what it's supposed to do
i'm almost finished converting all my vcr tapes to computer
I tried using a VCR and TV capture card and got poor results. I tried this product and it worked flawlessly. Good support from manufacturer as they had 64bit drivers. Unit works wonderfully with windows 7. As far as I am concerned this is the best way to convert your VHS tapes. Software is very easy to use!
I found that it is fully operable and it is able to read my tapes.Thanks a bunch, this is more than what I expected. I still haven't tested the VCR on my TV yet, but I am confident it will work with no problem.