Posted 18 August 2005 - 03:32 PM
If you are going to do video capture and dvd burning, you need a fairly fast computer with lots of ram at least 512 meg.
You will need the appropriate hardware, a video capture card. This is separate from the video card, and normally doesn't come on a computer unless it is a media center type. Plug the vcr into the video capture card.
You can get a nice pci or usb2 capture device for under $100 new or less on e-bay. If you don't have an open pci slot or don't want to open your computer, I would recommend a usb2 device.
Then a good dvd burning software, I use Nero, but there are others, with rebates sometimes you can buy for around $50.
Video eats hard drive space, so if you are going to do a lot, a 250-300 gig hard drive is nice, but if you record a couple of hours and then burn to dvd, you can do with a lot less.
With this setup you also have a dvr, you can plug the cable into the computer and have lots of fun.