PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Quoter of Quotes Premium Member

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    I *have* one (actually 2) because I still have VHS tapes. But I haven't used either one in ages.

    How does one digitize from a VHS tape? If I could do so relatively easily, I'd get rid of most of them.
     
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  2. oberth

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    you need a video input card in your computer for that and proper software*. it only makes sense for family stuff - old movies are either on youtube or can be bought in better quality relatively cheaply than what there is left on a much loved vhs tape

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    * i have no idea what's out there as i'm a happy adobe customer but there should be cheaper solutions
     
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  3. shapeshifter

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    I used a VHS to DVD burner to transfer mine. There are other ways though...

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/how-to-convert-vhs-to-dvd/
     
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  5. oberth

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    let's say our ideas of good or very good might be different
     
  6. comsol

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    You also might want to check your local library - the one that I work at offers VHS to DVD converting - or we did, we are renovating our building and we didn't have the space to move the equipment to our temporary location.
     
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  7. Malicia

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    I used a gadget called an Easycap to connect my VCR to my PC so I could digitise a load of camcorder videos and despite a bit of time getting the audio working it did the job perfectly and it only cost £5. As a bonus it came with a DVD containing ULead Video Studio 10 SE which is old but still very powerful software and what I use now for video editing. If you want to try it on a shoestring the Easycap is worth checking out as the cost is worth it for the software alone.

    It might be easier to pay someone to transfer them for you but that could get costly if you have a lot of tapes so it depends how much you want to copy.
     
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  8. shapeshifter

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    A few pics from my last Vegas trip, atop the Stratosphere. Anyone with fear of heights beware.
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  9. Commander Troi

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    Thanks all! I doubt there's much worth doing this for (maybe my wedding video), but I really appreciate the info.

    Thankfully, @shapeshifter, my fear of heights is only triggered by being up there myself!
     
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    Honey, I finished the fan light project!
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  12. think

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    my friends grandson is being traumatized by a giant bunny,..

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    the kid on the right is being traumatized as well :(

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    Poor bunny :( he had it coming with all the trauma going on--
     
  13. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    Holy crap, look at that "bunny".

    I'm traumatized too!
     
  14. Ar-Pharazon

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    Between my apartment building and the road is an empty lot. Lots of industrial buildings along that road, so lots of trucks.

    IDK WTF this guy was thinking. Maybe trying to turn around? Thought he could park in the field? Either way he's beached himself quite nicely, and it's starting to rain again.

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  16. StarCruiser

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    Everyone's been hiring whoever/whatever they can get... You can guess what effect that's having by that picture.
     
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  17. Ar-Pharazon

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    I worked near a loading dock two jobs ago, for many years. Most trucking companies seem to be farming the Polish/Russian/etc communities for drivers. And damn near every one of them was just awful at getting those 53 footers into the tight docks. They had to make a 90° right turn, then back in, fairly often hitting the sides, or the air curtain units.

    The only one I remember that was really good at it was a younger Polish woman (a real looker BTW, not what you'd expect a female trucker to look like). She put all those guys to shame every time.

    As for the beached semi, it got towed out about 3 hours later.
     
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  18. StarCruiser

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    Of course - in my opinion - those 53' trailers are excessively long and should not be used for regular deliveries. Trucks are routinely running over curbs and knocking down signs (etc.) trying turn corners with those monsters behind them...
     
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  19. Ar-Pharazon

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    Most of that place I worked was built in the early 20th century, before 53 footers, before 40 footers. Definitely not set up for the long trailers and/or the modern crop of shitty drivers.
     
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  20. Marc

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    Wouldn't be surprised if there was a connection - having to use the 53 foot trailers to make up capacity because they don't have enough drivers and are taking on the crappy drivers because conditions in the industry are so poor that many just up and quit.
     
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