How to digitize VHS tapes
Use ITC 31 station.
1. Make sure that the FireWire cable is connected from the back of the
computer (where the USB plug ins are) to the DV IN/OUT terminal on the
rear panel of the ADVC110 (Canopus).
Make sure the ADVC110 (Canopus) is set to Analog In (you can do this by pressing the “Input Select” button) and that the VHS player is connected to the composite ports on the front of the unit ADVC110 (Canopus). If everything is connected, skip to step 3.
2. If the VHS player is not connected to the ADVC110 (Canopus), connect the white wire to the first port (L-Audio In), the red one to the second port (R-Audio In), and the black wire to the third port (Video In).
3. Put the video into the VCR.
4. Open the application iMovie from the dock.
5. Click on “File”, then select “Import From Camera.”
6. Press the “Import” button on the bottom right of the screen and then press the play button on the VCR.
7. When the video/movie is done recording, press the stop button on both the VCR and the iMovie screen. Click the “Done” button.
8. Right click on the set of slides that appears on the bottom half of the screen in the “New Events.”
9. Click “Select Entire Clip.”
10. Drag and drop this into the upper half of the screen that is called “Project.”
11. Click on the video you put into “Project,” go to the iMovie tabs, and click “Share.”
12. Scroll down to “Export Movie” or “Export Using Quicktime.” Once you get options, choose the filename and size in which you would like the movie/video. “Export Movie” will save the video in m4v format and “Export Using Quicktime” will save in m4v or other formats.
How to digitize audio tapes
Use ITC 31 station. The computer is attached to a cassette recorder.
1. Make sure that both Audio out (L) and Audio out (R) of the cassette player is plugged into Audio In of the computer.
2. Click the Apple Icon on the left top corner of the screen > System Preferences > Sound> Input> choose Line In.
3. Open the application Audacity from the Dock.
4. Click Audacity > Preferences > Audio
I/O > Recording > Choose
Device: Built-in Audio.
5. Click the red circle Record button to start recording.
6. Play the tape in the cassette player. You need to cue the tape beforehand.
7. When it is done, click the yellow square Stop button and stop the cassette player.
8. Go to File > Export As MP3.
9. You might get a warning window.
"Your tracks will be mixed down to a single mono channel in the exported file."
Click the box next to "Don't show this warning again."
10. Type the name of the file next to Save MP3 file As:
eg. lesson3.mp3 ( Keep the .mp3 at the end of the file name.)
11. Click Save.
12. You will get a window "Edit the ID 3 tags for the MP3 file" - Click OK.