video tapes

How can I convert old video tapes?

Grass Valley ADVC110

Episode 1283

Steve from Irvine, CA

Steve wants to do some video conversion of some old VHS and Hi8 mm video tapes. What does he need to get in order to convert them? Leo says he'll have to have the player to play it back. But really, Leo says to send it to a service and let them do it. When he factors in equipment and his time, it's not really worth it to do it on his own. They will also clean up the image and make sure the tapes can translate properly. Leo recommends ScanCafe.com.

If he does want to do it himself here's what he'll need: