How do I record a VHS tape onto a DVD?

2014-08-08 00:02

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Equipment for this procedure is located in the Media Suite, HL 166

  1. Make sure equipment is turned on and on the proper settings:
    • TV powered on and on “Game” input (video input).
    • JVC recorder powered on; press the DV/HDD/DVD button until the green DVD-REC light comes on.
  2. Determine length of video to be dubbed.
    • Place tape in the JVC machine and find end of the program to be dubbed.
    • Note the length of program on the counter.
    • Put a blank DVD in the JVC recorder.
  3. Set recording time on the JVC recorder to accommodate the program length. Push the “Rec Mode/Remain” button on the JVC remote:
    • SP = 120 min or 2 hours
    • LP = 240 min or 4 hours
  4. RECORD:
    • Push play on the Panasonic VCR.
    • Immediately, push the record button on the JVC Recorder. The green DVD and red REC LEDs will light.
  5. Once recording is finished, push stop on the VCR and the JVC DVD recorder and start Finalization.
    • Push “Setup” button on the JVC remote.
    • Move to “HDD/DVD SET UP,” then press the down arrow.
    • Go to “DISC SET UP,” then push the down arrow again.
    • Select “FINALIZE” and push the “ENTER” button.
    • Select an appropriate template by scrolling to it and pressing “ENTER.”
    • Navigate to “OK” and press “ENTER.”
    • Again, navigate to “OK” and press “ENTER.”
  6. Take your completed DVD to another DVD player to make sure the copy works properly.


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