Chris Pirillo Video: Easy Way to Edit Video

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Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at and

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7 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo Video: Easy Way to Edit Video”

  1. Gerry–Have you had success with using a VCR-DVD burner unit? Does it automatically choose the file type? Can you combine several bits of video from multiple VHS tapes on to ONE DVD, or is it pretty much 1 DVD = 1 VHS Tape I have a unit like that that I picked up at an auction last year and assigned one of my teenaged sons to transfer the tapes….but he was worried about wasting expensive DVD discs when we weren’t sure how it worked.
    RE: Pixorial–I don’t think I want to PAY pixorial to reformat my video only to have the hi res files held captive and sold back to me on DVD’s. $14.99 per tape to re-format and then $14.99 per DVD to burn it to a DVD + shipping and handling both ways….Pretty Pricey…

  2. The salient point: “Upload you VHS video to and then edit it.” That’s about 5 seconds of information and 3 min 36 sec of useless gum flapping. How about a tutorial explaining exactly how to get a VHS tape converted so it _can_ be uploaded to Or do you just think everyone knows how to do that? Are the steps the same for a PC and a Mac? Does it make a difference what file format is selected? Chris, if you’re gonna make recommendations for a product or service, how about going into just a little bit more detail?

  3. All Judi needs to do is buy a DVD- VCR player combo.
    Tape goes in one side, blank DVD disc on the other. Then push the button. Bingo!

  4. Jim and Judi,

    One of the cool features of Pixorial is that they will do all of the work for you. Ultimately, you just need to navigate to after you have created an account or logged in. See steps below for further information.

    1) Navigate to and create a free account if you have not done so already.

    2) Click on the “Add Media” button located in the upper right hand corner of the main media page (

    3) Click on the “UPS Send” button (found on

    4) Select a shipping kit you would like to use based on the number of media you have and let Pixorial do the work for you.

  5. Chris, First: I LOVED watching you on Call for Help. I was surprised when you shaved your head, but I watched the show for PC help and not for hair tips, so not sure why they did not keep you on.
    Can you give a detailed VHS tape to PC conversion. I am with Peter Cox on this…it can be very freakin’ difficult to get the tapes to copy to a PC. I have purchased different transfer modules and have had problems with them stalling after waiting hours for them to complete, or to go to the file and find no data in the video.
    What hardware to use, how to use it. What software to use, how we should save the videos.
    Help us, Chris, you’re our only hope.

  6. Jim,you will need to have a “PCI Card TV tuner+FM” card installed in your computer first.
    It has sockets for “composite video”,”audio in”,”S-video in”,”audio out”,as well as TV and FM aerial inputs,and a remote infra red control output (supplied).
    I dont use the FM but the TV is excellent for my satelite and roof aerial rig inputs.
    I have digitised numerous “old videos” into my computer files and then use various programs I have installed to produce DVDs and CDs.
    Enough info for you?

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