How can I capture home movies onto a computer?

Episode 957 (2:01:39)

Elliot from Agoura, CA
Elgato Video Capture Card

Elliot wants to capture old VHS movies to a computer he plans to buy. He needs to get a capture card for it. Does the processor speed have anything to do with it? Leo says that capture cards have the capability to re-encode as it captures. Unless it's a cheap one and then it may rely on the CPU to do the heavy lifting. Look for one that supports built-in H.264 encoding. That way, the card does the work.