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I moved right after I bought this, so I ignored it for about a year. Pretty simple to use. I made it a little more intimidating than I probably needed. We no longer had a VCR, so I bought a used one, researched how to clean it, and bought various chemicals and tools. The directions in the box were minimal, so I found the usual helpful video on YouTube. So far I've used it to look at old videos on my monitor, searching for a poorly labeled but hopefully not missing tape. I ended up giving up on using my Mac, because old iMovie is cranky and won't burn dvds, which I wanted for my purpose. It seems to work fine, so far, on PC. The video suggested buying a Y-splitter audio cable to use with the old VCR; make sure you get the right one....
Elgato Video Capture Hardware
Transfer video from a VCR or any other analog video source to your Mac in a format that is ready for iTunes, an iPod or iPhone, YouTube, and iMovie.
Transfer video to your Mac from a VCR, DVR, camcorder, or any other analog video device as an iTunes-ready H.264 or MPEG-4 file. Elgato Video Captures easy-to-use software assists you through every step, from connecting an analog video source to recording the video on your Mac and choosing how you will watch and share it.
- Turn Analog Video into iTunes-Ready Files.
Put Family Memories on your Mac, and More.
Video to your Mac from a DVR, DVD Player, or Set-Top Box.
System Requirements:: Macintosh computer with Intel Core Duo processor. 12 MB of RAM. Built-in USB 2.0 port. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard (or later). QuickTime 7.6 (or later). iTunes 8.1 or later.
Elgato Video Capture automatically detects NTSC, SECAM, PAL, and PAL/60 video formats for worldwide compatibility.
Video resolution: 640480 (4:3) or 640360 (16:9).
Video format: H.264 at 1.4 MBit/sec or MPEG-4 at 2.4 MBit/sec.
Generated files can be synced with video capable iPods, iPhones and Apple TV and can be edited in iMovie 09 without re-encoding.
|Manufacturer Part Number||10020840|
|Manufacturer Website Address||http://www.elgato.com|
|Product Name||Video Capture, Transfer Analog Video To Mac / Sync Results|
|Product Type||Video Capturing Device|
|Full Product Specifications||Click to view|
|Maximum Resolution||640 x 480|
|Weight (Approximate)||2.82 oz|
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I was trying to save some VHS movies I had from self-distruction. I thought ELGATO VIDEO CAPTURE would do the trick better than my previous system but it idid not so. Even if it is more advance than my previous capture system, the quality of the final product when I exported to the DVD format was inferior in quality to the original VHS tape. I know that the VHS quality wise is less half as good as a DVD product. Nevertheless, I expected the resulting copy should have been AS GOOD AS the original VHS tape. IN truth, IT WAS NOT and gave me an inferior resutl. F.GajateRead More
I moved right after I bought this, so I ignored it for about a year. Pretty simple to use. I made it a little more intimidating than I probably needed. We no longer had a VCR, so I bought a used one, researched how to clean it, and bought various chemicals and tools. The directions in the box were minimal, so I found the usual helpful video on YouTube. So far I've used it to look at old videos on my monitor, searching for a poorly labeled but hopefully not missing tape. I ended up giving up on using my Mac, because old iMovie is cranky and won't burn dvds, which I wanted for my purpose. It seems to work fine, so far, on PC. The video suggested buying a Y-splitter audio cable to use with the old VCR; make sure you get the right one.Read More
i just use it for the first time it work really greatRead More
If you have old VHS tapes cluttering up your house, this is the device for you...provided you still have a VHS player. It easily converts your VHS tapes into a MP4 file. Granted, these files tend to be HUGE, so you'll probably need a mass storage device to go along with this purchase. It's easy to use and you can let it go without attending to it. I used it to get rid of some VHS tapes prior to moving. Excellent. I gave it a GOOD rating because of the size of the files it creates. I wish there were more of a way to compress them.Read More
I was very apprehensive about this prchase, but it was worth every dime! I had absolutely no problems and it was very simple and clear on how to use. I moved about 30 hours of memories to my PC and downloaded them to thumb drives. Perfect!Read More
Questions & Answers
To convert home movies.
Recommend by a friend who has copied numerous home video tapes. He had used other brands also, but said this is the best.
"Is this just software or does it include hardware?"
Hello tcaphou, the Elgato Video Capture comes with the software and hardware. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!
"Can this product be used with a VHS player ...so that I can transfer VHS video to my Mac? Thanks!"
Yes, according to the product details, there is no easier or more convenient way to transfer home video to your Mac.
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