The computer sense between us will use their computer to transfer their videos to DVD. It requires copying the video to a digital file on the computer using an analog converter. The file gets compressed into MPEG-2 format before being burned onto a DVD. This technique takes little time, but it does permit you to make changes to the video, like special effects. Depending on the burning software that you use, you might be able to add a menu. Yet, the process can be somewhat slow because you have to transfer the file two times first from the video to the computer and then again from the computer to the DVD.
The first involves purchase a DVD recorder that allows input from another source. You just connect your VCR by cable to the DVD recorder. Then as the video plays, it is also recording. If you select this option, think purchasing a video a time base corrector. These devices stabilize and get better the quality of the analog video as it is fed to the DVD recorder and can really improve the resulting images that you get on the DVD.
You can purchase a combination DVD/VCR recorder. It does the same thing as the earlier option without needing to connect any cables. If you are arrangement to copy a lot of videos, it is value your time and attempt to find out what kind of processing the machine does to the analog signal from the video tape before it converts it to the digital signal that gets recorded in DVD format.