Frequently Asked Questions: Copy

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Copy VHS to DVD

  • You will want to use Duplication Station A.
  • Find the machine labeled GoVideo, and turn it on. Turn on the TV next to it.
  • Insert your VHS into the VCR and cue it up to where you want to start recording.
  • Insert a blank DVD in the DVD drive.
  • Switch back to VCR mode using the remote and press play.
  • Immediately press the Copy button on the front of the machine.
  • There will be a dialog box asking that you want to copy from tape to DVD. Okay this message using the remote
  • While it is copying you should see the word REC illuminated on the front of the machine (small, upper-right).
  • When you are finished, hit stop, and finalize your disc using the remote and the instructions taped to the top of the machine


  • You can use Duplication Station A or B
  • Turn on the Copy Master (large black tower)
  • The display should say “1. Copy”, hit Enter
  • The display will say “Load and Copy”, hit Enter
  • The display will say “Counter: no Counter”, hit Enter
  • The display will say “Preparing…Waiting for Master”. Insert your Master copy in the top disk drive
  • The display will say “Preparing…Waiting for Blanks”. Insert your blank disk(s) (they should be the same format as the master) in the drives below
  • The display will say “__ disks detected, Go?”, hit Enter
  • When the machine is done loading your master it will pop out, when it is done copying your blanks, they will pop out

Media Librarian

Winifred Fordham Metz
Media Resources Center in the Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

Media Lab Manager

Greg Klaiber
  • Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015 8:09 PM
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