I am looking for a solution to copying old VHS video tapes to my computer.
I want to be able to edit them in Premiere Elements version 3. Nothing too fancy at this stage, just deleting certain parts and adding a menu system.
What I am currently doing is copying the VHS tape to the hard disk of my DVD recorder, transferring this to DVD+RW, and then importing this footage into Elements for editing and subsequently burning to DVD.
I'm not sure if I am losing quality doing this (I suspect I may be) but I also have another problem with this method.
The DVD that I create from the hard disk in my DVD recorder can have several VOB files that get imported into Elements. Where the footage continues from the end of one VOB file to the beginning of the next, I loose a few seconds of sound. With some projects this is a real nuisance and I would like to find a better way.
Would a better quality DVD/hard disc recorder still loose the sound at the end of the files?
Or would I be better using a separate piece of kit such as this or this or this.
I have got a capture card (Hauppauge Win TV-Express) in my computer but I just can't seem to get it to work when I connect a VHS player to it.
Any and all suggestions more than welcome.