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    Help converting video to DVD

    Hello,

    I have been tasked with converting some VHS videos to DVD as part of my job.

    I ordered a Belkin COmposite/S-video to USB converter as seen HERE.

    I also got a Scart to red/white/yellow composite cable and hooked up a VCR to it. I can see the video playing in the software that came with it (Ulead VideoStudio 6 SE DVD), but it is blocky and pixelated, and hardly recogniseable. (Not like JPEG artifaccting, its huge blocks like when you see peoples face pixelated on the news).

    Anyone got any experience with video > DVD conversion that could help?

    Cheers

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    Not really sure what the problem with that is. Have you checked the settings for bit rate and resolution in VideoStudio?

    I haven't used this combination, but have used Ulead MovieFactory with a couple of Lifeview cards.

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    could it be macrovision kicking in? if so, youll have to get one of those little black boxes from maplins or fleabay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk
    could it be macrovision kicking in? if so, youll have to get one of those little black boxes from maplins or fleabay.
    Yep, i think that is probably right.

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    Is macrovision hardware copy-protection? Could any of you provide a link to these boxes on Maplin?

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    Its at VCR level, you need to disable it there or get a box to sit between the VCR and the USB stick to strip it out.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Macro-Master-V...QQcmdZViewItem
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