Capturing from VHS/DVD on Conversion Station

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The Conversion Station has an Elgato Video Capture usb convertor. There is a DVD player and a VHS deck connected to an input select box which is connected to the convertor. There is also a S-Video cable and 2 audio cables connected to the Aux input on the input select box.

Recording Set Up

  1. Select VCR, DVD or Aux on the input select box.
  2. Turn on the VCR or DVD Player as needed and load the disc or tape.

Elgato Video Capture

  1. Open Elgato Video Capture.
  2. Enter the name for the video.
  3. Select the approximate length of the video.
    1. You can manually stop the recording whenever it is done.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select S-Video.
  6. Select the Aspect Ratio
    1. Most recording should be 4:3 but some DVD's could be 16:9.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Play the recording to check for audio signal.
  9. Click Continue
  10. Uncheck "Automatically stop recording after x minutes"
  11. Click the Start Recording button.
  12. When done click the Stop Recording button


  1. Play the video to check the recording.
  2. Adjust the start and end points to trim the video if needed.
  3. Click Continue
  4. The video will be saved to your Home folder in the Movies folder
  5. Click Again or Quit