On my must do list is the task of format shifting (copying of information from one form of storage to another) the many hours of video that I took of the family as the children as they were growing up. In order to preserve these memories for future generations they must be moved from tape to a form of digital storage.
In the Sydney Morning Herald today I found a review of a new device, Video to DVD Maker. This device that connects directly to a PC, looks as though it would be easy to use. I am going to investigate this further before my cache of videotapes disintegrates.