VHS Recording to DVD with Onestep DVD


I want an easy way to burn VHS tapes directly to dvd. I have a conventional VHS player that I can connect to my mac via a Blackmagicdesign video recorder but it still takes multiple steps to convert, then save, then format, then burn a dvd. According to idvd you can connect your camcorder to your mac and use the onestep DVD option to burn a dvd. Can that same option be used to burn from a VHS player???
The main reason that this is NOT as simple as you would like - your VHS tapes have to be converted to digital first.
Most camcorders sold in the last 10 years provide a digital output, so the transfer to a DVD is several steps shorter.
But, you would need a camcorder that will play your tapes, and also has a digital output. You CAN connect whatever you use to play your VHS tapes to an analog to digital video converter box, such as those sold by Canopus.

Far simpler (particularly if you have a large number of VCR tapes to transfer) is to purchase a DVD recorder. You can then copy directly off your VHS tapes, without any need for a computer.

Various alternatives here: http://www.bing.com/search?q=convert+VHS+to+DVD+with+iDVD&form=APMCS1
Thanks for the response. I was hoping for a simpler solution but I guess not. I have the hardware to import and convert the VHS tapes to digital format using the Blackmagicdesign Video Recorder. This is a reasonable alternative to many of the convertors on the market, and works very well. All three steps, converting, using imovie and then idvd, all take hours to accomplish. I have used a VHS to DVD recorder but they are still clunky and editing is nearly impossible.
I will just add that I have Elgato and it works very, very well. You can do some simple editing like trimming the beginning and ending. You still have to move what you "got" to a movie program--like iMovie--but the benefit for that is you can then create chapters and the like.

The "problem" you are always going to have is the time it takes to render--go from iMovie to iDVD then finish the rendering. As some of my
posts/threads on the subject, this allows for wonderful opportunities for the program to crash halfway through an 8 hour to 20 hour process

I believe that is a simple problem of processor--when I do it on my current Macbook Pro I really max-out the processors. If you have a top-of-the-line MacPro with about 3X the processing . . . power? . . . the benchmarks are ~3x greater--you still are cutting the process to 2-7 hours.