Does LifeFlix support VHS import?

We are going to officially say, no.  Some customers have used LifeFlix to import or capture VHS tapes, but we don't recommend it as a solution for this because it works just ok and has hiccups because of all the tethering of devices.  If you already have LifeFlix for your DV or HDV tapes and want to try using it for VHS tapes, here is the workflow

  • If you have a MiniDV camera you can connect the camera to your VHS machine, then connect the camera to your computer via firewire. Then you can use LifeFlix to import the VHS tape.

We recommending using the Elgato capture tool, which includes a hardware connection device.  This has been the industry standard to rescue VHS memories, and is what I personally use.

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