Yes, you will need an analog converter. I use Pinnacle studio plus with the converter. Any camcorders or VHS recorders of the era (analog) do not have software for converting to digital to burn on DVD. So you must use a analog converter of some sort. I paid $149.00 for mine at best buy. If I was using my brain I should have added another $100.00 and just bought a digital compact VHS camcorder that has software and drivers to burn to DVD. Then all I would have to do is switch out my old home movies and put it in new camera and burn.