Can you convert VHS and/or 8mm tapes to a digital format w/o breaking my bank?

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  • Coiled

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    1 VHS tape maybe 10min, it's been 20yrs since I last viewed it. Me in the Vegas skydiving simulator.

    I'm not sure how many but various family 8mm movies recorded with a Sony CCD-F401. I have the camera and A/C power supply if needed.

    I don't mind a fee but the ones I've seen online were beyond my 'gotta get it' range.

    Maybe this will help: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/camcorders-tape-camcorders/ccd-f401

    TIA
     

    Grumps21

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    Costco used to do it. They may still, I don’t know. Mom took a bunch of reel to reel film and VHS tapes from the 70s and 80s of family vacations, gatherings and such and had them converted to DVD
     

    ZX9RCAM

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    Found this for Walmart....

    "Walmart does convert VHS to DVD through its Photo Departments as of 2022. Customers can either place orders online and send your tapes via mail or visit a local Photo Department yourself. The VHS to DVD conversion service typically takes 3-4 weeks to complete and starts from $12.96 for 30 minutes of video."
     

    BBL

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    Instead of paying someone through your nose to do it for you ($13 for 30 minutes seems utterly excessive to me), would you be willing to do it yourself with a simple converter device? There are numerous analog-to-digital video converters out there. You can connect any device to it via an RCA cable (yellow, red, white Cinch jacks) and it pushes digital video into your PC via a USB cable (possibly FireWire).
    I have one collecting dust somewhere in my home office if you want it.
     

    Coiled

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    Instead of paying someone through your nose to do it for you ($13 for 30 minutes seems utterly excessive to me), would you be willing to do it yourself with a simple converter device? There are numerous analog-to-digital video converters out there. You can connect any device to it via an RCA cable (yellow, red, white Cinch jacks) and it pushes digital video into your PC via a USB cable (possibly FireWire).
    I have one collecting dust somewhere in my home office if you want it.
    I would much prefer DIY, even via a TGT member, which is why I included the link in post 1. Before posting the thread, I looked over my not TOO terribly old laptop and surprise surprise, no RCA jacks.

    And now that I rit that crap, I re-read your message. :facepalm: If your converter goes from original device/format via RCA to USB (or whatever other ports my laptop has), I would love to borrow and return it. If they are cheap enough I would simply buy one but would need some guidance so I don't get the wrong item.
     

    Axxe55

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    I would much prefer DIY, even via a TGT member, which is why I included the link in post 1. Before posting the thread, I looked over my not TOO terribly old laptop and surprise surprise, no RCA jacks.

    And now that I rit that crap, I re-read your message. :facepalm: If your converter goes from original device/format via RCA to USB (or whatever other ports my laptop has), I would love to borrow and return it. If they are cheap enough I would simply buy one but would need some guidance so I don't get the wrong item.
    I posted a couple of options in Post #5 for you.
     
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