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Old 05-19-2017, 05:22 AM   #1
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5d to Computer to VHS

Hi folks.

I'm shooting a music video and I'd like to do a bit of 'Alien Isolation' as in get my edit onto a vhs tape to mess about with. Anyone got any advice on how to do that? (currently googling so I may find a solution myself).

Just wondered if anyone has every done anything like this?

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Do you have a VHS machine? Do you have access to a VHS machine?

There are several digital to analog converters available.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/A...0/N/4028759645

I have done it - mostly the other way (VHS to digital) - but evry once in a while
I get a request to convert digital video to analog.

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I do indeed have a vcr and a mountain of tapes.

Sooo thanks for the link. Not enough budget for that really. :/ Darn. Oh well, it was a wish list thing Link saved however, cheers.
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You could always burn the project to DVD, then record that to VHS. All you'll need is a scart-to-scart lead between your DVD player and your VCR.
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I've sort of fudged it by putting onto a dvd, then into an old tv and just filming the tv. Might go that route again...
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What about skipping the computer and connecting the camera directly to the VCR via the A/V cables?
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I've sort of fudged it by putting onto a dvd, then into an old tv and just filming the tv. Might go that route again...
An interesting work-around. How did that look?
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An interesting work-around. How did that look?
Probably grainy, with the horizontal line bands, which could well be the look he was after.
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An interesting work-around. How did that look?


Hi, looked really nice.
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I'm glad you figured out a way to get the look you were after. That may be helpful to others at some point.
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:46 AM   #11
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That was a video I did a few years ago. Just wanted to get it a bit more 'VHSy' if you know what I mean. Works fine though.
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