How to Convert Your Old VHS Tapes to DVDs with EZ Grabber
If you have a collection of old VHS tapes that you want to preserve and watch on your DVD player, you might be interested in EZ Grabber - USB DVD Maker Capture .rar. This is a software and hardware package that allows you to capture video from your analog camcorder, VCR or VHS onto a CD or DVD. You can also edit your video clips and add effects, transitions, titles and menus with the included video editing software. In this article, we will show you how to use EZ Grabber to convert your old VHS tapes to DVDs in a few simple steps.
What You Need
To use EZ Grabber, you will need the following items:
A PC with Pentium IV 2 GHz/AMD 2100XP or higher processor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Mac OS X 10.6 or later, USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, CD or DVD burner, and at least 1 GB of free hard disk space.
A VCR or camcorder that can play your VHS tapes.
A TV or monitor that can display the video output from your VCR or camcorder.
An EZ Grabber device, which is a palm-sized USB 2.0 device that connects your VCR or camcorder to your PC via RCA or S-Video cables.
An EZ Grabber software CD, which contains the drivers and the video capture utility Ez Grabber[^1^] [^2^], as well as the video editing software Power Director[^4^].
How to Install EZ Grabber
Before you start capturing video, you need to install the EZ Grabber device and software on your PC. Follow these steps:
Insert the EZ Grabber software CD into your CD-ROM drive and run the setup.exe file. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers and the Ez Grabber and Power Director software.
Connect the EZ Grabber device to your PC via a USB cable.
Connect your VCR or camcorder to the EZ Grabber device via RCA or S-Video cables. Make sure the video output from your VCR or camcorder matches the video input on the EZ Grabber device (either composite or S-Video).
Connect your TV or monitor to your VCR or camcorder via another set of RCA or S-Video cables. This will allow you to preview the video on your TV or monitor while capturing it on your PC.
Turn on your VCR or camcorder and insert a VHS tape that you want to convert.
Turn on your TV or monitor and select the appropriate video source (either composite or S-Video).
How to Capture Video with Ez Grabber
Once you have installed and connected everything, you are ready to capture video with Ez Grabber. Follow these steps:
Launch Ez Grabber from your desktop or start menu. You will see a window with four buttons: Capture, Record, Stop and Settings.
Click on Settings and choose the video format (NTSC or PAL), resolution (720x480 for DVD quality), audio format (MP3 or PCM), file name and destination folder for your captured video. You can also adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness of the video if needed.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the main window.
Rewind your VHS tape to the point where you want to start capturing.
Click on Capture to preview the video on your PC screen. You can use the controls on your VCR or camcorder to play, pause, fast forward or rewind the tape.
When you are ready to record, click on Record. Ez Grabber will start capturing the video and saving it as an AVI file on your hard disk.