Convert Old Videos to Digital Format

Convert Old Videos to Digital FormatNo matter what type of video you're producing-- corporate overview, family tribute, documentary-- you're going to need to convert old videos to digital format. This used to mean converting them to DVD, but that's an unnecessary step when what you need is to import old videos and films for immediate use in the editing process. I've selected 5 different products that can help you do exactly that.

We'll concentrate here on products that allow you to transfer old videos of various formats directly into your computer. This assumes you have a video player (VHS, Beta, DV, 8mm) to play back those tapes. What you then need is a box or cabled device to connect the player to the computer (usually via USB), and that's what we'll be reviewing here. Some may require extension cables to help you reach from the tape deck to the adapter, while others offer plenty of length.

I searched Amazon for recommended devices, some of which I've used, and also checked reviews and youtube videos to get decent third-party recommendations. Because VCR's were pre-HD, these products render to 3x4 and/or 16x9 Standard definition.

Elgato Video Capture  and Convert Video for Mac PC or iPad
Elgato Video Capture and Convert Video for Mac PC or iPad



ClearClick Video to Digital Converter
ClearClick Video to Digital Converter



Top-Longer USB 2.0 Video to Digital with Audio for Mac and Windows
Top-Longer USB 2.0 Video to Digital with Audio for Mac and Windows



Diamond VC500 USB 2.0 One Touch VHS to DVD Video Capture Device
Diamond VC500 USB 2.0 One Touch VHS to DVD Video Capture Device



TOTMC USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter for Windows
TOTMC USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter for Windows



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