A home movie is usually a low budget video or amateur video usually created just to preserve a single visual recording of a special occasion, a vacation, or just an artistic project, and meant for viewing at home only by close friends and family members. For this reason home movies are mostly black and white, but color films have rapidly gained popularity over the past several years. It is also very common to share home movies with friends and family over the internet. This article will give you some advice on how to create your own home movie, as well as tips on watching them.
First, I’m going to show you how to burn a DVD to a VCR using a software program. This method for making home videos has become increasingly popular over the last few years, because it allows you to have your DVD collection stored in a completely safe and protected digital format, without having to concern yourself with the loss (or destruction) of your home video recordings. There are two parts to this method. The first is burning a DVD to a VCR, which is pretty self-explanatory.
You’ll need a computer, a DVD burner, blank DVD sleeves, and a TV tuner. Plug in the DVD burner, launch the program, and choose the format from the menu. Make sure your computer’s USB port is plugged into a PC that has an available USB port. You’ll then need to insert a blank DVD into your computer, and launch the software.
After you’ve launched the program, it’ll display a preview of what is to come, and will ask you to insert a blank DVD into your computer. Next, you’ll need to locate and mount your hard drive. On my computer, it was easy enough to notice that the internal drives on my computer were all labeled “D” so I just pushed “D” to bring up the drives menu, and then mounted the home video. Once mounted, the program will ask you to connect your home audio device, such as your home stereo, an amplifier, and microphone, if you so desire.
The next step is actually recording the video. Most programs allow you to do this by clicking the “Record” button right next to the word “Movie.” After pressing the record button, you can see the resulting video on your TV. If you’d like, there are a few more steps you can take.
Once you have your video on your computer, you will need to run it through a transcoder. This will convert your video file into a more readable format for uploading onto the web. A good transcoder will also remove any footage of nudity or bad actors that may exist. Once your video is transcoded, it can be posted to many different websites. If you’re planning a home entertainment project, this is definitely something you need to purchase!