I want to transfer my family's analog video tape collection to digital form on my Mac (mid-2014 MacBook Pro). Unlike the asker in Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac, my goal is not to identify an inexpensive solution but rather to preserve video and audio quality. I would prefer to do it myself because besides being naturally hands-on I can't risk these being lost/damaged/not-returned if sent out.
Details of my particular situation follow, but please feel free to provide answers, background, and further considerations useful to future readers with similar but possibly varying needs.
which has s-video and composite (not component) outputs through which I can still play...
Our 20 Hi8 MP 120 tapes
which are 10 to 15 years old.
How can I best preserve the content of these tapes?
- What device and/or software should I use to transfer and convert the videos into digital format?
- What target video file format should I choose to preserve quality and maximize flexibility? Electronic-only files are fine with me -- I don't particularly need or want to burn to DVD or Blu-ray.