Which HD/DVD recorder for VHS archiving?

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  1. TL0

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    Hello all,
    I have a lot of old VHS tapes that will need to be transferred to DVD discs at some point & was wondering which of the current/future recorders will allow you to do a direct copy of a VHS recorder's output to disc & not have to record to the HD first.

    I believe the Panasonic HS2 allows this but would like to know if this applies to any other HD/DVD recorder.

    Thanks.
     
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    I've recorded video tapes to DVD on my Pan E100 with no probs.
     
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    Kevo:

    Is that directly from your VHS player to a DVD disc?

    The problem with a lot of these HD/DVD machines is that they (from what i've read) force you to record the VHS player output to the HD & then transfer it to a blank disc which more than doubles the time.

    A bit of a nightmare if your VHS collection runs into the hundreds...
     
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    It's not a disadvantage to put it to your hard disk first as you can edit it there. I copy mine direct to my e60 but it's a pain having to stop and start it recording as that is the only way to edit. Wish I'd but a hdd/dvd burner combo instead.

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    I've recorded directly from VHS to DVD RAM disk.
    I've never gone straight to DVD-R, but am sure I could if I wanted.

    Recording to HD first gives you the advantage of trimming out any unwanted bits like ads, lead-ins etc before committing to disk.

    I use my PC DVD Writer to commit to DVD-R, which gives a LOT more flexibility and authoring options.
     
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    Afternoon,

    I've been doing this myself but with the occasional problem or seven, (have a look atmy postings under 'wingnut' at www.dvdrhelp.com).

    Out of interest what method do you use for
    vhs-> dvd ram-> pc->edit->dvd-r

    My flow is

    VHS -> PAN E50 (DVDRAM)

    DVDRAM into Vivastar RS111 drive
    mpeg2vcr to edit
    OR
    dvd moviealbum to extract then mpeg2vcr to edit
    DVD LAB
    -> DVD-R

    Occasionally I have sync issues with this methodology though as the panasonic VRO mpeg files really seem to hate to be edited.

    Cheers

    Edz
     
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    S/VHS > DVD RAM

    PC, LG 4040 DVD Writer

    Extract and author using TMPGenc DVD Author.

    Never had any sound issues or any other problems other than clips where there me be some 'blank, white noise' clips in camcorder footage say, where TMP some times ends when it reaches these clips!

    I now try and make sure that i've erased these on the E100 first
     

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