PROS / The video capture process is very user-friendly and straightforward.
CONS / The software has limited video editing options and does not work with Mac computers.
VERDICT / While converting video to DVD with VHS2DVD Wizard is simple, there are not many editing extras you can use to add flavor to your video.
If you are looking for a way to transfer your VHS or camcorder collection to DVD but don't want to pay someone to do it for you, VHS to DVD software is the best solution. VHS2DVD Wizard is a video to DVD program that is incredibly easy for anyone to use - especially beginners. You don't have to be a professional video editor or advanced computer user to get good results with this VHS to DVD converter.
VHS2DVD Wizard is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. The capture device that comes with the software has standard RCA composite connections, but no S-Video connector. Unfortunately, the software is not compatible with Mac computers, but it is nice that it is able to run smoothly on older Windows operating systems.
The VHS2DVD software walks you through the installation process. Once you’ve installed the software and restarted your computer, it is quite easy to transfer your video to DVD. Simply connect the video capture device to your computer via a USB port, and then connect your VCR or camcorder to the AV cables on the capture device, at which point you can simply click the record button.
Unfortunately, VHS2DVD Wizard doesn’t have many editing features. Although you can remove unwanted footage from your captured video, there are no additional options to add transitions, text, DVD menus or edit the sound. You can add clips in a specific order when you’re burning to a DVD, but it would be nice to be able to include smooth transitions, too.
If you don't need or want to edit your videos, VHS2DVD Wizard has a Direct2DVD option that will burn your video to DVD in real time. This is great timesaver, but you will be stuck with any unwanted footage if you use this method. If you want to save your videos as a digital file, VHS2DVD Wizard allows you to save the captured video as an MP4, MPEG-2 or WMV file. Once you have converted your video, you can watch it on any of your favorite mobile devices or save it to your computer. Once the VHS to DVD software has saved a video file, you can upload it to YouTube or Facebook, or edit the video in a video editing software of your choice.
VHS2DVD Wizard has limited support options, but because it is easy to install and use, you most likely will not encounter any problems. On the homepage, you’ll find frequently asked questions and an email address to reach tech support. Step-by-step instructions are included in the user manual, and an informational video on the homepage shows you how to get started, as well. Unfortunately, there is no phone number to call VHS2DVD Wizard’s manufacturers for questions, but the included FAQs section, installation video and user manual should be enough guidance. A 60-day warranty is also included for both the device and the software.
After you take the time to install the VHS2DVD Wizard, you will be able to convert your collection of VHS tapes in no time. Unfortunately, the video editing options are limited, so if you want to add professional finishes to your video, you'll need a separate video editing application.