Importing Old Home Movies
May 14, 2012 12:23 PM Subscribe
I need a cheap and easy way to get RCA-interface or S-Video interface video onto my desktop. I've seen a few devices that are sub-10.00 (which would happily be my price range, if possible) but reviews are wide ranging between "this is great!" and "this is a piece of crap!"
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I've found various listings for the EasyCAP device
, which is essentially a converter plus some software. But, as you can see by the reviews, there are a lot of stories going around on if this thing even works at all.
My video sources are various VHS tapes and Video8 tapes (from an old non-functioning camcorder). For the record, my target importing desktop runs Windows 7 64.
Are there any functioning devices out there that would be suitable for my environment at a similar price point? I'd even be willing to look up to 20.00 for such a device, but pricing it out any more than that, and I could just as easily pay a camera shop to take care of it for me.