How to Convert a Camcorder's Mini-Digital Video Cassette to VHS

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How to Convert a Camcorder's Mini-Digital Video Cassette to VHS
It is possible to convert a mini DV tape to a full sized VHS tape. (video cassette image by TEA from

Many video cameras record the audio and video content onto a mini DV tape. This tape holds up to 60 minutes worth of footage in a digital format. If, however, you want to take the recorded content and play it for individuals with a VCR, it is possible to convert the recorded information onto an analogue VHS tape.

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Things you need

  • 3.5mm to RCA audio/video cable adaptor
  • VCR
  • VHS tape

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  1. 1

    Plug the 3.5mm end of the cable into the "Video Out" port on the mini DV video camera.

  2. 2

    Plug the RCA audio/video ends of the cable into the "Video In" ports on the VCR.

  3. 3

    Insert the VHS tape into the VCR.

  4. 4

    Press "Play" on the video camera, then push "Play" and "Record" on the VCR and the content of the mini DV tape will record directly onto the VHS tape.

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