My first adventure into analog capture started with the purchase of brand new system and a ATI All In Wonder 9800 Radeon Pro video card capable of converting analog signals to a digital format. A month after setting up my new computer I finally had time to sit down and start learning the basics.
This article is intended to provide you with the basic information to make knowledgeable choices for capturing your home videos so you can get them to your hard drive for further processing and editing prior to the purchase of any hardware. Capturing analog VHS or Hi-8 is the process of taking a analog video signal and converting it to digital format with a capable device. This first initial step is the most important, many errors or problems cannot be fixed afterwards nor do you want to create any. There's many devices on the market for capturing and many methods.