Hello, I'm a long-time user of Roxio products and finally decided to start converting old VHS tapes to digital format. The 'Easy VHS to DVD Capture' for Mac version 1.0.5 works fine on OS 10.12.2, but I had a general question about vidieo quality: While quality with this approach is reasonable, it's definitely not as sharp as playing the VHS directly to my digital (plasma) TV. I have an old Formac studio dv with firewire connection but video was no better and frankly a bit worse than with Easy VHS to DVD Capture. So is there any other approach that will give sharper video or is this just the price one pays for converting analog to digital? If price isn't the issue, what other options are there? I think the output on the High Setting captures using 6.0 Mbps MPEG-2 video. Since MPEG has some compression features, I wonder if there is some kind of RAW file that would give sharper video using some other more expensive product??
I've seen reviews of (Grass Valley) Canopus ADVC300 Advanced Digital Video Converter but it's discontinued and have no idea if video quality would be better.
An acquaintance told me that he thinks using a VHS-DVD combo-recorder for direct transfer to DVD works a bit better. I suppose if this is the case, I could then then convert the DVD to a .ISO file. I can't tell the difference in video quality between a typical DVD and an .ISO file that I rip from it -- so I assume they're equivalent in quality.