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Nashville Steve [Avatar]
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I have several VHS tapes I want to convert and edit, but have no idea which hardware & drivers will be recognized and capturable by PowerDirector 365.

Exactly what hardware and Drivers are compatible to interface from a VHS tape player to PowerDirector 365? There are so many options, e.g., https://sweetmemorystudio.com/best-vhs-to-digital-converter/, but I know some won't interface with Windows 10 or PowerDirector 365.
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tomasc [Avatar]
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I have the first one on the list. Any of those listed for the Windows pc should work as many users are successful with whatever they have.
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Quote I have the first one on the list. Any of those listed for the Windows pc should work as many users are successful with whatever they have.


Thanks very much!
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Nashville Steve [Avatar]
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Quote I have the first one on the list. Any of those listed for the Windows pc should work as many users are successful with whatever they have.


What version of Windows do you have? I have Windows 10. I just read this on the Amazon page https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VM60I8/?tag=sweetmem-20&th=1

Questionoes this work with windows 10?

Answer: As far as I know it doesn't. I bought this somewhere else and was even sent a replacement directly from the company itself because the one I had was not working on my Windows 10 computer. Replacement also had the same issue. You will hear the audio but will not see any video. I initially thought it might be a computer issue since it worked on my Windows 7 computer. I recently got another Windows 10 computer and when I tried this device on the new computer I was facing the same issue I was facing with my older Windows 10 computer. So it can be confirmed it does not work in Windows 10
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BarryTheCrab
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The Diamond absolutely works in W10.
The Vidbox (for PC) is also a good choice, perhaps the best on this list. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Tape capture using 4 VCR, TBC, Elite BVP4+, Sony D8 camcorder with TBC.
https://www.facebook.com/BarryAFTT
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Nashville Steve [Avatar]
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Quote The Diamond absolutely works in W10.
The Vidbox (for PC) is also a good choice, perhaps the best on this list.


Thanks a million, Barry!
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StevenG [Avatar]
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Here's my tutorial on the Diamond VC500 to capture tape-based video.

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BarryTheCrab
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The FIRST thing you should be paying attenton to is the VCR.
With few exceptions I submit that most any S-VHS player is built better and has a better cleaner video signal than a VHS player.
You should capture using the S-video, not RCA video.
Results of course have to do with condition of the machine, and the tape.
An S-VHS player with TBC built in is even better, but price/condtion.
How bad to you want to have good quality today and not do this again in 4-5 years when the needed equipment is older, rarer, and pricier?
If you are in NTSC land, avoid DV capture, it is unforgiving and highly compressed, always prefer S-video, especially if you want to fix colors, anti-shake, any processing at all.
I actually just paid for my JVC-S7800U to have a few mechanical parts repaired and 10 new caps, plus of course a good lube and clean. That alone was $160, but it's one of the best S-VHS players ever made and well worth it.
Find a good player, watch out for Ebay, but you can always resell good equipment with little to no loss.

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HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Tape capture using 4 VCR, TBC, Elite BVP4+, Sony D8 camcorder with TBC.
https://www.facebook.com/BarryAFTT
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