Digitize VHS video tapes

If you've been an adult since the time of the Clinton Administration, it's likely you have a box full of VHS tapes. In addition to ancient episodes of , , and , it's possible that some of these tapes include beloved/embarrassing scenes from your past.

In case you're not aware of it, here's a hint: Those tapes aren't improving with age.

And because they aren't, it may be time to convert them to a format you can play on your Mac, burn to DVD, and upload to the Web. In this week's video I look at two products--Elgato's US$100 and Roxio's $80 --that help you do just that.

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