Preserving and Converting VHS Video Cassettes with the Diamond VC500 Video Capture

Before the age of the smartphone, social media and the modern day selfie culture, there was the VHS cassette. It was the only way to record and store all of our videos.

Some of my absolute favorite moments in life are on that outdated format – TV shows, music videos from the 80s, my Uncle Marty’s wedding. I was at a loss as to what else I could do with all these old tapes. Throw them out? There must be an easy way to preserve all this stuff… right?

The Diamond One-Touch Video Capture VC500 has become the most versatile and useful tool on my desk. It takes all the stress out of converting video from almost any source and converting and preserving them into digital files.

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The Diamond VC500 easily collects data from your original source, in this case a VHS player, and displays it beautifully on your PC or laptop. At the same time it is recording and saving it for editing later. Simply connect the composite cable to your VHS Player, Camcorder or other video source and connect the output USB connector to your Laptop or PC.

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What I like about the VC500 is the software that comes with it. It is easy to navigate and a joy to work with. The VC500 is designed as a very specific tool for a very specific task. I really enjoy having the application on my laptop as I can seamlessly go through literally an entire library of archived recordings. This is where the fun begins.

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The VC500 software is powerful enough to add storyboards, full-featured text edits and transitions and lets you create some really cool customized videos from existing analog VHS recordings. With this feature alone, you can spend hours creating new videos from old ones. After your editing is done, just burn it onto a DVD. Simple.

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The Diamond One-Touch Video Capture VC500 is ideal for those who simply want to turn their precious memories into moments captured forever. You can find this and all of our other really neat multimedia devices at:  www.diamondmm.com.

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