Just sitting at the edge wondering whether to take the plunge.
I provide training courses, using a laptop for powerpoint and an optoma ep737 projector. I also carry a vhs video and show a number of snippets of video through the projector ranging from 2 - 15 minutes each.
The laptop is a intel mobile 735 processor (1.7Mhz), radeon 128Mb 9700 graphics, 512 ram and 80 gig hard drive wiith firewire and usb2 ports, a dvd burner and is running XP SP2. It came with pre loaded Pinnacle instant cd/dvd version 8se.
The projector has all the usual inputs and a 9 pin D vga output.
Have been thinking about ditching the VHS and burning the videos to cd or DVD. Was thinking about buying a dazzle DV150 or similar till I read these forums- but I don't fancy a load of grief.
Is it possible to use the projector vga output to capture the video or will I still need the analogue to digital convertor?
Should I look for a unit with a firewire output or the USB standard model that seems to be most available in the shops?
If I go ahead and buy the package will my preloaded software be any good or should I remove it and use that in the package?
Any advice most gratefully received