You can easily move videos to DVDs by using a DVD recorder that connects to your VCR. Most DVD recorders have copy protection so that they will recognise a copy protected tape, and the movie will not record properly. You can buy VCR and DVD combos that have DVD recorders. Be sure to buy the right sort of DVD(+ or -) to record on for your DVD recorder. Read on this article to get to know how to perform a VCR to DVD transfer.
Recording from VHS to DVD
When you move from video cassette tape to DVD or from DVD to VHS, the recording is done in real-time. This means that if you are copying a tape to a DVD and the tape is eight hours long, it will take eight hours to record the tape to a home DVD recorder.
DVD to DVD transfers
DVD to DVD transfers are much more efficient that VHS transfers because the files can be moved from a computer to a DVD. If you have a family event, such as old video tapes of birthdays and Christmas celebrations, you will want to copy the original VHS to DVD and then copy all of the subsequent DVDs from the DVD. Quality settings The quality settings on your recordings are important. If you want a two-hour VHS tape to last eight hours, then you record at the lowest image quality. This will be apparent when you transfer your movie to a DVD. Whenever possible, use the highest quality settings available on the VHS tape and on the DVD. You will not be able to fit as much on the tape or DVD, but what you can fit will look and sound better.
DVD and VHS recorders
When you copy from VHS to DVD, you need to connect your machines together, unless you have a VHS DVD combo with a recorder.
Liteon is one of the best manufacturers for DVD recorders, and they have the same parts as a gateway computer. In fact, you can get a gateway DVD recorder and find the exact model with the Liteon brand. Stereo recording When you record from VHS to DVD, you may not get a stereo recording. Your camcorder needs to have a stereo recording, and you need to have audio outputs that allow for stereo. VHS recordings are often of a lesser quality than DVD recordings, but the quality improves if you are using a VHS to DVD combo recorder.