Tutorial On How the ION VCR 2 PC Works
The ION VCR 2 PC is a very simple device to use. Those who are computer illiterate can even follow the simple instructions.
Basically you plug the unit it. It is shaped like an old VCR, but is just a little smaller in size. You simply plug the unit into an available AC outlet, and then plug the added USB cable into the ION VCR 2 PC. You then plug the other end of the USB into an available USB port on your computer. It's simple.
Next you simply pop the installation disc that comes with the unit into your PC, and install the application in order to get the ION VCR 2 PC to work properly.
Once you have installed the drivers and the program, you then only need to put the VHS into the device and rewind the video by hitting the rewind button located directly on the ION VCR 2 PC device.
Once you are ready to hit play and record your home video, you first will want to go over to your PC's ION software that you just installed. There will be a main menu with tabs. Hit the tab that says VCR2PC on the main menu.
You will see a new screen where you will see a square that should be black on the right side. Now you can hit play on the actual ION VCR 2 PC device. It’s a big button that says “Play." You really can’t miss it!
Next on the PCs menu, click Record. The software will do the rest. The only thing you need to do is to sit back and watch your old film on your PC screen, and wait for it to finish.
Once it is done you will now have a video file of your old VHS on your computer.
The ION VCR 2 PC will save your VHS videos in Mpeg2 or Mpeg4.
Once you have your VHS videos converted over to your computer you are free to do whatever you want with them. You can make DVDs to store the video on, you can post the videos to MySpace or you can share the videos with others on whatever social website you prefer. Burning your home movies into DVDs and giving them to relatives as gifts is pretty special as well.
You can also use the ION VCR 2 PC as a VCR by hooking it up to your television set. It has the full functionality of an old school VCR (except recording to a VHS tape) and capabilities to transfer VHS videos to my PC. Sweet!