Convert VHS tapes to a digital format using our VHS conversion equipment. Preserve your memories and edit your old home movies with digital copies.
This software is to be used with the Elgato Video Capture video converter. Please take note that the recording happens in real time; if the video is an hour long, the capture will take an hour.
Launch the Elgato Video Capture software from the dock.
Name your movie and select approximate length of movie. Click “Continue”.
On the “Connect Video” screen, make sure that the correct Video Input is selected. The two choices are Composite and S-Video. Leave aspect ratio on 4:3, unless the source video is 16:9. This is quite rare for VHS.
On the “Connect Audio” screen, make sure that the audio monitor bars are moving. This means there is an audio signal.
On the “Record” screen, click “Start Recording.” You may need to rewind your tape to the right point before starting to record.
When the recording is finished, click “Stop Recording”.
Use the “Trim” window to trim the beginning and/or end of the clip. Do this by lining up the triangles at either end of the timeline to the points where you want to start and finish the clip.
The “Finish Up” screen will indicate where the video has saved on the iMac. You should move the file from the iMac to your own storage device. You can also upload the movie directly to YouTube or edit it in iMovie. Click “Quit” when done.