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What's the Best Way to use the X51 to convert VHS and Hi8 Analogue footage to Digital

peterfoster

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Took delivery of my X51 in February to replace my Dell Dimension 8300 which had just celebrated its 9th birthday.

I've got a stack of Hi8 camcorder tapes and an even bigger stack of VHS VCR tapes which I would like to convert to Digital format. I've had the intention for years of grappling with this task but somehow "clouds got in my way...." Anyhow. Now I'm retired I don't have a ready-made excuse for further procrastination!

Some years ago, to enable me to undertake the necessary "analogue to digital" conversion, I bought a KWorld "TV Tuner Expert" which included a "PCI Card" which I fitted to one of 4 spare slots inside my Dell. I was then able to run Hi8 or VHS footage through the card (using, of course, my Hi8 camcorder and VCR which I had retained for the conversion process) and view it on my pc's monitor, convert it to MPEG 2 or 1 and save the results to the hard drive.

My question is this. Will the X51 be able to "take" this "PCI TV Card?" Or is there a better way for me to achieve the results I want?

Thanks.
 
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