Who knew such a thing is possible?
Oh what an intertwingled journey to figure that out.
For almost two decades, I've been trying to figure out an easy and budget-friendly way to backup/preserve years of precious family moments all on Hi8 video camera footage.
Although I tried, repeatedly by unsuccessfully, to create DVD backups with a DVD player/recorder, I had to give up on that idea. To me, the results were not all that great, and the process was much too tedious: no joy in it at all, and the thought of in the future backing up each individual DVD depressed me silly.
I then considered the purchase of a powerful enough computer, Windows or Mac, for digitizing the video tapes. It did not take long for me to discard that idea. Despite my whole career thoroughly enjoying creation of business applications for Windows with Gupta Team Developer, I am a Chromebooks-only-at-home kind of fella.
After a several-years-long break from the problem of digitizing my camcorder tapes, I started looking into it again last week. Very haphazardly, I found this very interesting YouTube video:
That's a really informative video, well-worth the time to watch. My take-away from that information:
- an inexpensive AV-to-HDMI converter does a really good job converting analog video to digital video output to HDMI
- an HDMI video-capture device will take HDMI input and output that video to a computer