Transferring Video to Computer

what is the easiest way to transfer video from a vcr to make clips for the computer (mpeg video, etc)?

If you had an NTSC capture board for the computer, it would be pretty simple. Most larger computer hardware stores have them.

have any to recommend me?

also, i assume it comes with a program to make it easy to do, correct?

this was asked already by about three people in the last week here.