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  • Transferring VHS tape to FCPX?

  • Patrick Donegan

    April 2, 2021 at 3:39 am

    And one of my issues is having to clean the VHS tapes of the white mold.

    There used to be a tape cleaners available, yet the supplies are not available anymore.

    Anybody have them?

  • Mark Winiarski

    April 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve had good results using QuickTime as my import tool. And apparently it works really well for DV capture from what I was reading.

  • Mark Suszko

    April 7, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Another way to go, and What I do for casual grabs at home, is, I have a combination VHS VCR and DVD recorder. I can grab any DV (thru firewire) or VHS tape to DVD , finalize it, then Import the transport stream via various means. I would do something ore high-end if it was for work, but this flow works well for my home movie junk.

  • Ken Bennett

    April 7, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Mark- I have one such VCR that can record to it’s internal HDD or Burn straight to a DVD. It’s a work-a-round because I can open up the DVD files on the burned disc and drag the video files onto the timeline of my old Vega Pro. Then render out an MP4 digital file. I found a small device that can take either the VCR’s AV (RCA) composite or HDMIs output and then record right to an SD card as an MP4 file. Then I can drop that into FCPX to either tweak, edit and Share it out for digital delivery.

  • Erik Olsson

    April 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I’ve used the Elgato Video Capture system and has given me excellent results.

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