Use the "Log and Capture" feature in Final Cut Pro.  Set it to
"non-controllable" device.  I just did it.

jk


On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM, Dan Anderson <bcfilmf...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Try to find an older, working VHS camcorder and tape it off your computer
> screen. Maybe your local media center, public access television station,
> school or thrift store has one in the backroom somewhere... although
> they're getting much harder to find working these days.
>
> Taping "through the air" will get rid of that harsh HD look more
> organically than downgrading on a computer or running through cables... and
> usually older cameras have manual image controls that you could adjust
> easily to get the look you're going for. Move back and zoom in for more
> softness/pixels. (HD televisions and computer screens don't tend to
> flicker and wobble off the screen like they did in the old days..)
>
> Then, play the VHS through a monitor and record it with an iPhone or HDcamera 
> to get back onto an online format. Eliminating cables and programs
> all together will save a lot of time/hassle/money unless you're already set
> up for making transfers.
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Aaron F. Ross <aa...@digitalartsguild.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Why don't you just downsample it to 480p? Just export it to a lower
>> resolution. No need to lay off to tape, that's just crazy talk.
>>
>> Aaron
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> At 8/16/2013, you wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Im making a stopmotion video using adobe premiere and it looks
>>> terrible because its HD and looks too crisp.  You can see all the shitty
>>> blue screening and whatnot so I want to convert it to VHS so the mistakes
>>> don't look so obvious.  I also like the look of VHS better than HD.  I've
>>> done this before using a tape deck with a firewire cable but it was so long
>>> ago and I kind of forget how it was done.  I also don't have acces to such
>>> a tape deck.  Just wondering if anyone knew how to do this and/ or had that
>>> kind of tape deck available in the NYC area.  Thanks
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