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    I now have a Canon XM2 and would like to copy some of my old Analogue VHS-C tapes so that I can put them onto DVD. I no longer have the VHS-C camera so would have to play them on a VCR and connect that to the XM2. Does anyone have any experience of this sort of thing, is it straightforward, common sense (?) says that it should be. I have various bits of wire with SCART connetors one end and RCA(?) at the other. Is the quality of the final product worth the effort or should I just leave the VHS-C tapes as they are?

    Many thanks
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    Yep. it's straightforward using the A/V cable and scart adapter that came with your XM2.

    1) Connect
    2) Set XM2 to play
    3) BRing up the menu
    4) VCR Setup > AV-DV Out > On
    5) Play the VCR
    6) Record on the XM2

    Is it worth it? At best you'll get an exact copy. But how long will you have a servicable VCR? Might as well start archiving to new formats...

    ... and then archiving again in 10 years time to the next generation
    ... and then archiving again in 5 years time to the next generation
    ... and then archiving again in 2 years time to the next generation
    ... and then archiving again in a years time to the next generation

    And then having the videos directly implanted in your own memory.

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    Thanks Marc

    Point taken

    Ken
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