Do you have tons of old VHS tapes lying around – some of which may even be starting to fall apart? Not only are VHS tapes inconvenient, but nowadays it is difficult to find players for them – so why not digitize them while you still are able to do so?
Although that may sound complicated, the Movavi Video Editor makes it a breeze to do so. The only things that you need to get started are the VHS tapes themselves, a working VHS player, and a video capture device such as a TV tuner or frame grabber card.
Assuming you have all those things, you simply need to convert VHS to digital by:
- Click the ‘Record Video’ button.
- Make sure the capture device is connected, select it under the ‘Video capture device’ field, and then look over the other settings to make sure everything is okay.
- Click ‘Start Capture’ and play the VHS tape at the same time, and then ‘Stop Capture’ when you’re done.
Once you’ve completed these steps, your VHS tape will have successfully been digitized and saved into the destination folder that you specified in the settings. If you like you could also use the other features of the Movavi Video Editor to cut and combine video segments, enhance the video quality, insert customizable text, include background music or voiceovers, add special effects or filters, and much more too.
To optimize the video for mobile devices, all you need to do is save it using one of the presets available in the Movavi Video Editor. By doing so the software will automatically use the best format and video settings for that device, and the presets include support for all sorts of mobile devices as well as online video sharing platforms such as Facebook and YouTube too.
Suffice to say, digitizing your VHS tapes and converting them into mobile-optimized videos that you can conveniently carry around on your smartphone or tablet really isn’t that difficult. At least – not with the Movavi Video Editor in your back pocket to provide you with all the tools you need to get the job done.