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I'm starting to record some old videos from a Sony Handycam cassettes. I'm getting mixed results when I try to record. If I tell Easy VHS to DVD to Record Video and then press the play button on the Sony, Easy VHS to DVD seems to get stuck in a Search for Video signal mode for a few seconds while I hear the audio of the video playing. Eventually, a few seconds later, the video appears and I can click on the Record button. Is there a best way to do this so as not to miss the first few seconds of video?

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I'm starting to record some old videos from a Sony Handycam cassettes. I'm getting mixed results when I try to record. If I tell Easy VHS to DVD to Record Video and then press the play button on the Sony, Easy VHS to DVD seems to get stuck in a Search for Video signal mode for a few seconds while I hear the audio of the video playing. Eventually, a few seconds later, the video appears and I can click on the Record button. Is there a best way to do this so as not to miss the first few seconds of video?

 

If you start recording before the video starts playing there will of course be no signal and the capturing may stop. So this means that the camcorder should be playing first. Also the software requires a few seconds to get setup for capturing after you hit the record button and this is what you mean by "search for video signal mode".

I usually start playing the video and then quickly hit the pause button. Once the camcorder has paused, I start the record and wait until I have recorded a few seconds of the paused video and then hit play. I may get a few seconds of "static" at the beginning of the captured video but that can be easily trimmed. You may just have to accept the fact that there may always be a few seconds that you miss from the beginning. That is why I always tried to have 5 or so seconds of discardable video at the beginning of a clip

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Thanks for the answer to my post. I hadn't thought about the Pause button! That should be fine for my use. Now if you can just find a magic way to make all my old recordings High Definition! Man, I hadn't realized the grainy resolution of those old Handycam videos. They seemed pretty good for the time but now I feel like I'm not wearing my glasses! Thanks again for the help.

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Thanks for the answer to my post. I hadn't thought about the Pause button! That should be fine for my use. Now if you can just find a magic way to make all my old recordings High Definition! Man, I hadn't realized the grainy resolution of those old Handycam videos. They seemed pretty good for the time but now I feel like I'm not wearing my glasses! Thanks again for the help.

 

Unfortunately changing to HD will not improve the quality but actually may it worse since the "graininess" is amplified. I guess we have been spoiled by the "new technology" when comparing it to the "good old days"

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