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Using a step-by-step approach, this book focuses on how the average home user can convert their existing home movies to a digital medium. As DVDs become even more common, the market for transferring VHS movies to DVD is going to soar. This book seeks the "ease of use" appeal of the DVD/VCR by applying it to the typical home computer, and to allow "mass market" readers to not think twice about using their computer to extend the capabilities of their DVD. It recognizes the distinction between a computer as a consumer product versus the ease of use of a typical home appliance, such as a VCR or DVD player, and tries to bridge that gap. Put simply, the goal of the book, then, is on the newly-created DVD: the computer is only the mechanism at which to arrive at this goal. It assists readers in conducting an inventory of their existing hardware (Does their computer have a DVD burner? What video editing software might already be included on their computer?), and serves as a guide to their purchase of any required equipment (external conversion device, external DVD burner, etc.). This book skillfully guides readers from the beginning step to the final step of bringing their "VHS memories" into the digital age-knowledge that is going to become more and more crucial for the average home VHS/DVD owner seeking to save their dust-filled tapes without having to pay others to do it.
About the Author
John Gosney is currently the Director of Information Technology for the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and is also an adjunct instructor for the IU School of Liberal Arts on the Indianapolis campus. John has worked in both the publishing and pharmaceutical industries as an application developer, technical writer, and training consultant. John writes extensively on all facets of the IT arena, from market analysis and forecasts to guidebooks on a variety of topics. His most recently published titles with Course include "Blogging for Teens" (1592004768), "Convert Your VHS Home Movies to DVD" (1592004822) and "HTML Professional Projects" (159200055X). John received his B.A. in technical writing and psychobiology in 1992 from Purdue University and an M.A. in English from Butler University in 1996. John, who resides in Columbus, Indiana, enjoys sports, reading, listening to music, and spending time with his family.Brian Lich has worked in the Information Technology industry for almost ten years and is currently the Network Administrator and Systems Coordinator for the Indiana University Shchool of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Brian has a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: What is Home Video? Chapter 2: Why is DVD Better? Chapter 3: Getting Started with Hardware Chapter 4: Getting Started with Software Chapter 5: Installing the Hardware Chapter 6: Installing Your Software Chapter 7: Easy Media Creator: "One-Click" DVD Chapter 8: Sonic MyDVD: "One-Click" DVD Chapter 9: Introduction: A VHS-To-DVD Conversion Case Study Chapter 10: Case Study: Capturing the Video Chapter 11: Case Study: Completing the Project Appendix A: DVD-Authoring Software Appendix B: External Video Capture Hardware
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