Jump to content
  • 0

Finishing Too Soon


JamesSB
 Share

Question

I just bought Easy VHS to DVD (Build 201B23A) to transfer some old VHS tapes (earliest from the 1980s) to DVD for archival purposes. While I have been able transfer some, I have been encountering an annoying problem. Most of the old VHS tapes have a duration of approximately 1 1/2 hours. I have been setting the recording duration to 1 hour 45 minutes, and I think I have been doing this correctly, because the Recording Duration section displayed during recording does show 1 hour 45 minutes. Nevertheless, in approximately 75% of the recording sessions, the software goes into "FINISHING" mode at approximately 1 hour 8 minutes, well before the end of the tape. I have ended up transferring the tapes in sections. This is quite annoying, as I wanted to just set up the recording session and leave it alone until it is done. Instead, I need to monitor it to see where it stops. Note that when it stops, the first part of the recording does seem to be usable, so the only problem is that it stopped too soon.

 

I have been proceeding with other unrelated tasks during recording, and I have minimized the Easy VHS to DVD and occasionally bring it back up to monitor it. I have not (to my knowledge) clicked on the Stop Recording button of Easy VHS to DVD.

 

Any thoughts about what is going on?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Probably an interruption at that point in the Tape which V2D interprets as end of tape…

 

New users always Think Plug & Burn is a great idea :huh: No experienced user would ever use it or think of recommending anyone does… and now you know why ;)

 

Use Record Edit Save, set a time, then trim out anything you dont want.

 

Also keep in mind that the quality of VHS is pretty low and it will not suffer being degraded to any extent by trying to exceed the capacity of a DVD!!!

 

DVD Capacity

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

Anything under HQ will degrade fast! Better to use DL if you have a supporting Burner or split it onto 2 discs!

Edited by Jim_Hardin
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

 

DVD Capacity

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

Anything under HQ will degrade fast! Better to use DL if you have a supporting Burner or split it onto 2 discs!

I am using 4.7Gb and the 1:06 seems to be where they are stopping. It is unclear, but am I correct that you need to set BOTH the recording time and the recording quality? This may be my problem.

When you say that anything under HQ will degrade fast, does this mean that after I have transferred them to DVD, the DVD disk will become unusable over time? I thought that DVD disks did not have the same aging problems that VHS tapes did. Am I wrong?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I just bought Easy VHS to DVD (Build 201B23A) to transfer some old VHS tapes (earliest from the 1980s) to DVD for archival purposes. While I have been able transfer some, I have been encountering an annoying problem. Most of the old VHS tapes have a duration of approximately 1 1/2 hours. I have been setting the recording duration to 1 hour 45 minutes, and I think I have been doing this correctly, because the Recording Duration section displayed during recording does show 1 hour 45 minutes. Nevertheless, in approximately 75% of the recording sessions, the software goes into "FINISHING" mode at approximately 1 hour 8 minutes, well before the end of the tape. I have ended up transferring the tapes in sections. This is quite annoying, as I wanted to just set up the recording session and leave it alone until it is done. Instead, I need to monitor it to see where it stops. Note that when it stops, the first part of the recording does seem to be usable, so the only problem is that it stopped too soon.

 

I have been proceeding with other unrelated tasks during recording, and I have minimized the Easy VHS to DVD and occasionally bring it back up to monitor it. I have not (to my knowledge) clicked on the Stop Recording button of Easy VHS to DVD.

 

Any thoughts about what is going on?

 

If you are recording in high quality, the DVD will only hold approximately one hour. If you want to use a lower quality (which I would not) you can record the whole VHS tape. Just my opinion because these are family videos that I want in high quality. Good luck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...