28 February 2017

Digitizing VHS Tapes with Movavi Video Editor


Many people still have old VHS tapes lying around, whether it is old movies or family videos. That can be problematic however, as VHS tapes tend to become damaged over time – and VHS players may become increasingly difficult to find as they are no longer widely used.

Because of that it would be best if you were to digitize your old VHS tapes so that you can store them as video files. Not only will this be a lot more convenient and help to protect the videos, but it will also save space. If you want to do that then all you really need is Movavi Video Editor as well as a video capture device such as a TV tuner, frame grabber card or USB device that you can use to connect your VHS player to your PC.


Assuming you have one, you can start to digitize your VHS tapes by following these steps:

  1. Connect your VHS player to your PC using your video capture device.
  2. Launch Movavi Video Editor and select ‘Record Video’ in the menu.
  3. Look at the ‘Video capture device’ list and make sure it is set to the device that you’re using.
  4. Adjust the other capture parameters accordingly.
  5. Click ‘Start Capture’ when you’re ready, and play the VHS tape at the same time.
  6. Click ‘Stop Capture’ when the tape is finished, and the video you digitized will be automatically saved.

If you feel you would like a closer look at the exact steps you should take, you can find all the information you need at https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/capturevhs.html. In any case you should see how easy it is to digitize VHS tapes with Movavi Video Editor, and frankly speaking there’s a lot more that you can do with it too.

Within Movavi Video Editor are countless other features that will help you to edit and improve the video footage from your VHS tapes or other sources. In particular you could use its capabilities to cut and trim out unwanted footage, merge clips together, improve the video quality, rectify common issues, apply special effects or filters, insert customizable text, include background music, and a whole lot more.

Depending on your needs you could use Movavi Video Editor to extract the best bits from your old family videos, or compile them into a montage. Honestly you could even turn any video footage you need into a professional-looking video and share it on social media. Simply put all the tools that you need to edit your video in any shape and form are right there – so give them a go and see how easy it is to use them.