I've been trying to find a piece of equipment that will plug into my XP computer and into my VCR so that I can transfer old family movies into DVD format. Every prorduct that I've found so far has required me to use a different video editing software which is included in the package. Since I prefer Premier Elements, I was wondering if anyone has found a piece of equipment that will work for this. Any help would be appreciated!
The ADS Pyro and the Grass Valley/Canopus A-D 110 & 300 will work well. You WILL need to use the included software to capture the footage, but then you can use your choice of NLE's to do the editing.
I use the Turtle Beach card and its software for the same thing, and edit fine in PrPro. If I had not already owned that card, I'd have gone with the GV 300.
One can also use their video camera, if it has a pass-through connection, and Capture in PE, but without device control, i.e. you'll have to manually start Capture and then start the VHS deck.
Old forum message, message now gone, but here's the summary - I have not used, only made note of the product "Matt with Grass Valley Canopus in their tech support department stated that the 110 will suffice for most hobbyist. If a person has a lot of tapes that were played often the tape stretches and the magnetic coding diminishes. If your goal is to encode tapes in good shape buy the 110, if you will be encoding old tapes of poor quality buy the 300"