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Well, I've been looking for this information all around and didn't find anything! That's why I'm openning a new topic...

 

Well, I'm really interested on buying this new Roxio Game Capture HD Pro, though my goal isn't capture games.

Actually I have so many vhs tapes that I've been recording since forever and I want to transform them on dvd, it would be nice if I could do that with this product.

Also, I have this cable tv, like Tivo system, I can record shows and stuff but they keep locked inside the decoder, it means, I can't transfer them to my computer and make blu-ray discs.

 

So, that's my biggest concern, I know the Roxio Game Capture HD Pro was developed for gamers, though it could be really usefull to my situation!

I want an opinion... Did someone already try capture from the cable decoder, from a vcr, or even a dvd?

If someone already did such thing and worked fine, definetly I'll be buying this product asap!

 

I know there is a different product to convert VHS to DVD, but I wish I could have just one product that will make everything I need, capturing 720 or 1080!

 

Oh, also, I want to know if it works fine on Macs!

 

Thanks, everyone!

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Well, I've been looking for this information all around and didn't find anything! That's why I'm openning a new topic...

 

Well, I'm really interested on buying this new Roxio Game Capture HD Pro, though my goal isn't capture games.

Actually I have so many vhs tapes that I've been recording since forever and I want to transform them on dvd, it would be nice if I could do that with this product.

Also, I have this cable tv, like Tivo system, I can record shows and stuff but they keep locked inside the decoder, it means, I can't transfer them to my computer and make blu-ray discs.

 

So, that's my biggest concern, I know the Roxio Game Capture HD Pro was developed for gamers, though it could be really usefull to my situation!

I want an opinion... Did someone already try capture from the cable decoder, from a vcr, or even a dvd?

If someone already did such thing and worked fine, definetly I'll be buying this product asap!

 

I know there is a different product to convert VHS to DVD, but I wish I could have just one product that will make everything I need, capturing 720 or 1080!

 

Oh, also, I want to know if it works fine on Macs!

 

Thanks, everyone!

 

VHS2DVD is meant for capturing VHS video. Why would you want a program that is meant for a completely different "video type". VHS is not 720 or 1080 so what would be the point of capturing in that format. All you will get is video where the poor VHS video is magnified.

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Thanks for the response, myguggi...

 

Well, I want one product to do everything... Like I said, I have a bunch of shows recorded on my cable decoder hard drive and they are 1080... Also, i have my tapes...

I wanted to use the Roxio Game Capture HD Pro to capture the HD shows (1080) and the tapes...

So I can use the captured video files to make dvds or blu-rays!

 

I just want to know if it will work!

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Keep in mind that the GameCAP HD only accepts Two types of input... HDMI or Component (PR, PB & Y).

 

Most, or at least many VCR's only have Composite output which will not work :(

 

Otherwise, it is a great idea but keep in mind that you will not get any improvement in quality, it will still look like a VCR Tape.

 

Also depending on your output needs, the software makes no provision for burning discs :huh:

 

DVD & BD Movies are not just files slapped on a blank disc! These must be Authored into a proper Standard to be playable on a a Player ;)

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Thanks Jim_Hardin... :)

 

I know the whole process transforming video files to dvd, creating menus and stuff...

My concern was only to know if Roxio Game Capt HD Pro would work to capture my videos (vhs, hdtv, or whatever) to the computer... from this point, I can do the rest easily!

 

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I don't have the GameCAP so I cannot say 100%!!!

 

I would assume that any input as I described (HDMI or Component) would be captured as an MTS format file... From there ???

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