VHS ransfer 2014-11-01 02:58:36 No doubt it is more complicated than yes/no but so far I have not seen anything that even approaches the topic.VHS perceived picture quality varies noticeably depending upon the tape quality and the recording speed, and probably other factors. However, if the goal is to get the best quality digital copy of the tape, whatever is on it, I suspect those aspects don’t matter as far as the question of what ADC to buy and what computer file format to use. From this theoretical best recording to the computer, other formats, lossy or otherwise, can surely be created after the production work is finished. Having looked at the ads for a number of capture devices (only VHS to computer hard disk are of any interest here), and a couple of how-to web pages, the most information I have found is that an hour of video will require from 750MB to 3GB of storage space.That difference could come from selecting different sample rates or bit depths, but I suspect those considerations play a much lesser role than with audio recording. Nowhere were there any specifications suggesting there is any choice for bit depth or sample rate, so my guess is that the file size difference is due to capture format.That, however, is my query.1) Do all the video capture devices produce the same input to the computer or is there some hardware specification(s) to look for whose existence I have missed seeing?2) Is there a generally accepted best capture format that will allow one to make post-recording changes before deciding on a delivery format such as DVD, etc.3) Are all, or at least most, capture software programs likely to support this format?4) Are there recommendations based on experience for hardware and/or software? Only fairly minor and simple software editing and fixing are anticipated, not anything approaching movie maker complications.