General Mac software discussions forum: Converting VHS tapes to DVD' using an iMac G5

by: hkpyles October 18, 2004 10:33 AM PDT

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Converting VHS tapes to DVD' using an iMac G5

by hkpyles - 10/18/04 10:33 AM

We have about 70 VHS tapes that are up to 17 years old and need to convert them to DVD's to reduce the risk of age degradation. At some point we want to edit them, as well.

We are contemplating buying an iMac G5 with 768 Megs of RAM and 160 Gigs of ROM with the attendent hardware and software needed.

Does anyone have any experience with this equipment in coverting VHS tapes to DVD's?

Does the amount of RAM and ROM seem sufficent?

Our plan is to transfer all the VHS tapes to DVD's and then from there, later on edit the raw DVD's into short and interesting DVD's.

Appreciate that this will use up some 70 DVD's for the raw data- but once all the raw data is on the DVD's we can resell the hardware for coverting the VHS's plus deep store the VHS's which would be convenient space wise.

Any pitfalls in this program that we haven't foreseen?

Thank you.

Best regards,

Knick Pyles


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