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

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

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

Insert the VHS tape into the VCR.

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.

Things You'll Need

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