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Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files

Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files - PCSTATS
Abstract: Break out the BETA and VHS tapes, it's time to convert those old home movies into video files you can email around the world, and publish on the web in all their digital splendor!
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External Mfg. Website: PCSTATS Jan 16 2007   Mike Dowler  
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Using Windows XP Movie Maker

Let's start with how to use Microsoft's built-in Movie making software. They actually released a second version of this a little while ago which considerably expanded its capabilities. If you haven't already, download it through Windows update: Go to 'start\all programs\windows update' and find new updates. It will be in the 'windows XP' category.

Download and install the update. Once that is complete, start Windows Movie Maker: "start \ all programs \ accessories \ windows movie maker.

Click 'capture from video device' on the left-hand menu.

Now choose the video device that you wish to use to capture the file. Also make sure the correct sound card is selected under 'audio device.' Raise the 'input level' slider up to about halfway, as this represents the volume level of the captured audio. Select the correct 'video input source' (either composite, s-video, or TV-tuner). Click OK.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files
 Pg 2.  How capturing video works
 Pg 3.  Starting the conversion
 Pg 4.  — Using Windows XP Movie Maker
 Pg 5.  Using Movie Maker Step 2
 Pg 6.  Video Capturing Alternatives
 Pg 7.  STOIK Video Capture Continued
 Pg 8.  Using Virtual VCR
 Pg 9.  Using VirtualDub

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