Wednesday, April 20, 2005


Do you have home movies laying around? On VHS Tape? But now everyone has a DVD player, so what do you do? You might consider getting Dazzle.

I bought a Dazzle product 2 or 3 years ago now. It still works great, but I see they've updated things since then. Basically, this is a hardware/software product, that provides a bridge from an older camcorder or VHS player, to your computer. So, you plug your video output cables into this box, and you plug the box into your computer (firewire or USB 2 port). This creates a bridge, so that you can play your video into your computer.

I used a Mac for my editing, using iMovie with Dazzle. It worked great! Using iDVD, I was able to create a DVD menu, and render all of it and output it to a DVD Disk. So, you probably have a computer and a VHS player, all you need is Dazzle and some kind of movie/DVD software to make your own DVDs. These make excellent family gifts!

A Mac comes with all of the software that you need for this. Some Windows computers do too, I think, but I don't have any experience with these programs.

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