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VHS to DVD Converter for PC and Mac

Code: A83QB

VHS to DVD Converter for PC and Mac is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 24.
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  • Easily convert, capture and edit your VHS/camcorder or other composite fed videos
  • Burn your videos to DVD, enjoy them on your computer, or upload to YouTube
  • Supports composite and S-Video inputs

Product details

VHS to DVD Converter for PC and Mac

• Easily convert, capture and edit your VHS/camcorder or other composite fed videos
• Burn your videos to DVD, enjoy them on your computer, or upload to YouTube
• Supports composite and S-Video inputs
• CyberLink PowerDirector 10, Media Espresso 6.5 and eMPIA software included
• Compatible with PC and MAC
• Requires VHS player

What will this converter do?
Whether you’re looking to convert normal VHS or backing up beloved camcorder tape footage, this converter is right for you. Simply connect your VHS, camcorder or other composite or S-Video video player directly to this converter, which then connects via USB to any PC or Mac and runs the provided software. Using the converter and the software you can backup and burn your videos to DVD.

What will the software help me do?
Crop, enhance, and improve your converted videos using PowerDirector 10, which is included with this product. Media Espresso 6.5 and eMPIA are also included. PowerDirector 10’s ‘Easy Editor’ option allows quick and simple clean-up and finalising of your videos which is great for everyone, not just experienced video editors. There is also a full editor version for those wanting to get the most out of every video, allowing various effects and text overlay features.

Do I need to know about conversion?
You can export your videos files into various formats, including AVI, MP4, H.264, and MOV. If you don’t know what format your device supports, you can choose a range of pre-selected devices. Select your desired device, such as mobile phone, and it will help you pick an appropriate format. You can upload the video to YouTube or Facebook directly from the software.

Video Connections RCA
S-Video
Sound Connections x2 RCA
Computer Connection USB-B
Software Included PowerDirector 10
Media Espresso 6.5
eMPIA
Package Contents Capture Device
USB Cable
Quick Start Guide
x3 RCA Male to x3 RCA Male composite cable
S-Video Cable
Software Disc
Compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Mac OS X
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works, but took a long time to get sorted First of all, this software does what you need it to - but it is not the easiest thing to set up nor sort! The instructions are limited and the booklet itself shows pictures of the UNINSTALLATION of the software, which is a schoolboy error. This is not very intuitive. My advice is: - when you are using a VCR you may only have options for audio output (red and white). If you don't have a visual output too - many don't (it's yellow) you will need to get a scart-to-composite adaptor. The cheap (£1) one doesn't work - you need to get the one from Maplin for about £20. Also depending on the scart set-up of the VCR it may not work at all, so I suggest scouring freecycle for a couple of VHS machines just in case. - The Vivastation software is very clunky and slow to work even on a fast machine. Be patient with it when capturing. It doesn't actually tell you it's captured anything, but it will be saved to your hard drive when you press 'capture' for the second time. You can find the file path if you click on the settings option in Vivastation. - The Director software takes up a lot more space when burning to DVD than your Microsoft DVD maker. Not sure why, but I gave up with it. - If you are tight for space don't download the Director software nor the MediaEspresso stuff. For basic capture you don't need either of these. I have finally put some ancient footage from VHS onto DVD and am thrilled to be able to secure it digitally, but this process was painful and the whole thing needs to be a lot more intuitive. I also got contrasting opinions about the scart situation from Maplin when I rang them; if I hadn't had 2 VHS players I would have abandoned the whole thing.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value Initially it seemed to dislike Windows 10 but at a second attempt it installed and ran without trouble. (I can't explain that!) It's nice that it is powered from the USB socket. You need Power Director or similar software to capture the video and although there is a copy of an old version on the supplied disc, there were no instructions. You need to configure it to capture both the video part and the sound.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't use laptop after installing software Having loaded the software my laptop is now rendered useless as I can't access file explorer. Desktop disappearing and refreshing at random. Can't copy and paste and the capture of video is erratic. Very disappointed with this piece of kit.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works :-) I bought this to copy some video from an old 8mm video camera. It installed easily on Windows 10 - so easily I didn't realise it had done it - and I used the included software and cable which has been easy to use, creating avi and mpeg2 files. I haven't worked out editing the files yet - I think I need a young person for that! I'm well pleased overall.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't seem to work properly with Windows 10 Still can't get this to work properly with Windows 10
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Difficult to Set Up But Once It's Running Does The Job Was fairly difficult to try and get it set up as no instructions come with the product. However after emailing the techincal team they got back to me within a day and helped me through my issues. Now it's all up and running it does exactly what you need it to do
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From VHS to MPG in one easy step! At last I've transferred my wedding video from VHS to MPG and then to a DVD. Only took me 24 years! Works fine and dead easy to use.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work! Connected up the unit but only had buzzing scream. Contacted customer services who went through connections and advised unit was faulty and I should return it to Maplins
Date published: 2016-08-19
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Do you lose the original when you say you burn them on 

Asked by: Phoenix2
No the original VHS would not be effected.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-05-22

Is this compatible with Windows 10?

Asked by: Ampo
Yes, this would be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-05-22

Hi There, I just got this, whilst the Video capture works via the SVideo cable, I don't get any audio, I'm using Windows10, I've un-installed and re-installed several times but that hasn't helped, even looked for updated drivers to no avail, any thoughts?

Asked by: Chris
You would also need to use the Red and White phono plugs for audio.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-18

where can i find serial number nothing on box and information book

Asked by: Ben Thomson
the serial number for the software is on the disc sleeve.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-17

It with cables? For link VHS machine? Also have CD for software? 

Asked by: Ben Thomson
Package Contents Capture Device USB Cable Quick Start Guide x3 RCA Male to x3 RCA Male composite cable S-Video Cable Software Disc Requires VHS player
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-05-12

do you need a camcorder in order to connect the old video tape to the computer?

Asked by: meme
Yes you would need this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-11

transfer analogue tape vidios from my camcorder to my windows 10 desktop pc in order to get them on to iTunes. I can then edit the vidios on (iMovie) on my ipad. My pc only has usb inlet ports and my camcorder has firewire and usb output. What product

Asked by: john
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-05

I have an old Panasonic video with VHSC tapes will this unit download to my vista pc

Asked by: Bruff49
As long as the player uses composite analogue outputs, such as the RCA or S-Video outputs then then this should work fine.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-04-29
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A83QB VHS to DVD Converter for PC and Mac (1+) £14.96

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