VCRs with serial control/1394?

    Jan 05 2010 | 2:59 pm
    Hello, Planning and producing a live visual show, and in the process of ripping the astronomical amount of video to my computer from the several dozen found/home movie type VHS tapes I've got lying around.
    Was wondering if anyone know of existing, fairly cheap VCR/VHS deck with serial (i.e. arduino hackable) or even better, ieee1394 controllable playback and tracking functions?
    Been looking for some, but to no avail. Would hopefully spend less than a hundred on a used one too.