Easy VHS -> MacOS capture?
December 12, 2017 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Hola ya'll, I'm turning 34 soon which means that I am suddenly grasping for my youth. As part of that, I'm trying to get my Dad to digitize all of the old family VHS tapes. I know that it may already be too late , but figured we could at least give it a shot and that it'd a fun father/son thing to do. To that end, I'm seeking the simplest VHS to MacOS capture tool. It looks like there are a lot of dodgy RCA -> USB plugs available on Amazon with a wide spread on the reviews. I'd be happy to pony up a little extra to get something that's a little more reliable, but I don't know what that is.
posted by GilloD to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I used this Elgato converter dongle thingy on all of my VHS tapes straight into my Mac earlier this year, and it worked great!
posted by mimi at 2:43 PM on December 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

Seconded. (when I follow mimi's link, Amazon tells me "You purchased this item on October 2, 2010", and it worked great!)

I don't think I have ever actually watched any of the ripped videos (except the original SW trilogy), but it did grant some peace of mind to allow me to toss old VHS tapes.
posted by misterbrandt at 4:44 PM on December 12, 2017

thirding the same device.
posted by brokeaspoke at 9:12 AM on December 14, 2017

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