I have a number of video tapes which I want to transfer to PC. That is the essence of my plan. I would like to be able to edit the files too.
I had seen the Ion USB VCR here which theoretically would be great because it claims to be really simple to use. However it has a lot of bad reviews specifically with regards to setup (drivers etc.) and lack of editing.
Is there some software that anyone would recommend which offers the ability to capture from VCR (ideally DVD too, but not necessarily) but also edit the files in a user friendly fashion (i.e. edit files into two or more files, merge files). And what cables are required along with this?
If you need to know my vital statistics:
i'm UK based so this is all PAL, I already own a VCR if important, I have Windows Vista.
Please ask if you think anything else would be relevant, i'm not currently at my home PC so do not have the specs to hand but will be later if helpful.
I had read briefly about Pinnacle and MovieFactory but have no idea whether these programs cover both VCR capture and editing and whether one is considered better than the other - nothing like recommendations from those who've had hands on experience of them. Also, I assume neither come with the wires needed to connect between the PC and VCR.
Do bear in mind that I am not particularly techno savvy so treat me as a layman. Please, no words with more than two syllables.
Thanks very much! Chris.