While I am writing this post, sorry sisters, I am dating us. Yes its true, our home videos are on VHS still. I have been wanting to put my old home videos on the computer for a long time now for two reasons. One, because there is only one copy, I wanted to make sure that my family all have a copy of those important life moments. Two, I want to protect it by having it in multiple households and something that the dog can’t get to.
There are businesses that will do this for you, but I learned that I can do it myself!
Through research, the most simple way to do it is to get the Elgato Video Capture Cord and included software. This cord/software will allow you to record from any VHS, DVD, Camcorder or other device to your computer or even straight to YouTube.
Think of all the high school music videos and pranks you could upload with this Marie!
This video was helpful in seeing exactly how it is done once you have purchased it.
For your viewing pleasure, this is a really funny home video from our Family Home Evening called I LOVE POPCORN. Can you tell me the last time you were THIS excited about something?
Ah, to be 2 again.
and here is a throwback to the VHS days.
Next, while I still am feeling ambitious, I want to scan in all my baby pictures with a Photo Scanner. Do you have old videos that you need to do this with?