Elgato Video Capture Hardware

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Technical Specifications

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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.

General Information
Manufacturer Elgato Systems
Manufacturer Part Number 10020840
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.elgato.com
Brand Name Elgato
Product Name Video Capture, Transfer Analog Video To Mac / Sync Results
Packaged Quantity 1
Product Type Video Capturing Device
Additional Product Specifications
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Technical Information
Functions Video Capturing
Video System PAL60
Maximum Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats H.264
Platform Supported Mac
Host Interface USB
S-Video Yes
Composite Video Yes
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor External
Height 0.5"
Width 1.4"
Depth 4.1"
Weight (Approximate) 2.82 oz
Package Contents
  • Video Capture, Transfer Analog Video To Mac / Sync Results
  • Composite-to-SCART Adapter
  • Composite Video/RCA Stereo Cable

Customer Reviews

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  • Most Helpful

    Verified Purchase

    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.Gajate

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  • Most Recent

  • So far, so good.
    Verified Purchase

    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.

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  • Great product
    Verified Purchase

    i just use it for the first time it work really great

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  • Does the trick
    Verified Purchase

    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.

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  • Used to move my VHS tapes to PC
    Verified Purchase

    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!

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      To convert home movies.

    • A:

      Recommend by a friend who has copied numerous home video tapes. He had used other brands also, but said this is the best.

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  • Q:

    "Is this just software or does it include hardware?"

    • A:

      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!

  • Q:

    "Can this product be used with a VHS player ...so that I can transfer VHS video to my Mac? Thanks!"

    • A:

      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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