Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3 makes converting those old tapes easy

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If you’ve ever tried to convert analog video to digital format, you’re aware that unless you’ve got a fully-equipped multimedia facility at your beck and call (which I do not, although the noises I hear from the neighbors sometimes make me wonder if my life is a colossal mash-up) you know that it’s somewhere between incredibly disagreeable, and impossible. Enter the unfetchingly-named Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3. This box of many coloured ports lets you readily plug your antiquated hardware into a pure digital stream, which it then burns obligingly to DVD (though not HD DVD). It can put markers every 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes (which you can then tweak in your favourite DVD editing software). Strangely (yet compellingly) priced at $218. [GT]

A New Box From Sony Turns Videotapes Into Shiny DVDs [via SCI FI Tech]

Gabrielle Taylor