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What is a good basic monitor for doing VHS to DVD transfer? Would a LCD monitor be good or do I need to look for a small tube tv? What would be the best for the money, quality and space (being a LCD would take up less space).
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To view on a computer with a capture card?
Or as a TV (HDTV) to view a DVD recorder?

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I was talking about just viewing it on a computer screen that would approximate what the edited video would look like on a a big screen tv so the finish product will look good on a tv. I did not know if a lcd computer screen would approximate what it would look like on a tv, if this makes sense.
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Ideally, you want a computer LCD that can calibrate the color nicely. Cheap TN-based LCDs distort and crush colors and contrast. Search the forum for recent discussions on "IPS panels". There's two technologies available to create LCDs: twisted pneumatics (TN) and inter-planer switching (IPS). TN is cheap, and looks "good enough", but IPS is quality that comes at about 50% more cost. For any serious photographer or videographer, you want an IPS panel. I've been using IPS panels since 2005, after my last high-quality CRT fuzzed out.

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07-22-2012, 11:44 AM
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I got a fair panel, is there a way to actually hook up a vcr (composite hookup y,r,w) to the computer?, I think I have seen the adapter, is there a special program?
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Yes you can use a converter like this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...77499&csid=_61

Or simply view the signal through your capture card. It should have software for this that came with it. You can also use VLC to view the input signal.
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That's kinda what I was talking about, but I have the "Ulead studios" dvd movie maker with the usb adapter with composite and s-video plugs, do I have to run the video and audio through the Ulead software or can I use the adapter to just view the inputed video and audio through the computer monitor?
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The data is sent through USB, so there's no way to go directly from USB to a monitor input (VGA, HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort).
You must be running some software to accept the data and display it on the screen.
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I was talking about just viewing it on a computer screen that would approximate what the edited video would look like on a a big screen tv so the finish product will look good on a tv. I did not know if a lcd computer screen would approximate what it would look like on a tv, if this makes sense.
All my source materiel is DV and this is one thing the Canopus 110 is great for because you can feed the preview (depending on your software) through the 110 which will convert to analog output over the RCA jacks.
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There's no way to directly connect a VCR to a computer, because the VCR is an analog video signal, and the computer needs drivers, and expects 1's and 0's to be transmitted to it. As such, you require some sort of capture device to sit between the computer and the VCR, and there are several kinds available, all of varying quality (and therefore varying price).

This is just a capture card topic.

Pick a good card.

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