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Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device

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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0
  • Capture RCA Composite & S-Video
  • Mac OS X 10.5
  • Windows 7

The Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device is a compact USB device, perfect for converting analog video to a digital format. You'll be able to use the device to capture old home movies, VHS recordings, or any other analog media to a modern digital format. Simply plug your playback device into the S-Video or RCA composite input of the device, and capture.

Video is digitized into a format that is compatible with iTunes, any iPod, the iPhone, the Apple TV, YouTube, and iMovie. This gives you extreme flexibility as to how you utilize the captured video, without having to jump through the hoops of manual file format conversion. Elgato's Video Capture is an excellent tool for any Mac or Windows user who would like to bring their old analog videos into the digital age.

Standard USB interface
Captures from RCA composite and S-Video sources
Perfect for digitizing old home movies
Compatible with NTSC, PAL, PAL/60, and SECAM signals
Software includes basic video editing tools, allowing you to trim unwanted footage away
Exports to H.264 format, perfect for iTunes, the iPod, an iPhone, the Apple TV, YouTube, and iMovie
Compatible with Mac OS X "Leopard" and Windows 7
Video Resolution: 640 x 480 (4:3); 640 x 360 (16:9)
Format: H.264 at 1.4Mbps or MPEG-4 at 2.4Mbps
Audio AAC, 48kHz, 128kbps
System Requirements Mac Systems Computer: Dual-Core Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Memory: 1 GB
Hardware: USB 2.0 port

Windows Systems
Computer: 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU or Intel Atom CPU
Operating System: Windows 7
Memory: 1 GB
Hardware: USB 2.0 port
Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device
  • Elgato Video Capture Software CD-ROM
  • Composite-to-SCART Adapter
  • Composite Video/RCA Stereo Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Elgato SystemsUSB Analog Video Capture Device
     
    4.6

    (based on 112 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (101)
    • Easy to install (99)
    • Reliable (82)
    • Good graphics quality (57)
    • Quality output (6)

    Cons

    • Unreliable performance (4)
    • Poor graphics quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Movies (58)
    • Multimedia (40)
    • Everyday (36)
    • Gaming (3)
    • Graphic design (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (62), Professional (32), Power user (17), Cinephile (8), Graphic designer (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works perfectly!

    I have transferred many VHS tapes to data files with Video Capture, and it works perfectly with my Mac Mini. I used svideo and standard audio cabling from my VCR. The setup was...Read complete review

    I have transferred many VHS tapes to data files with Video Capture, and it works perfectly with my Mac Mini. I used svideo and standard audio cabling from my VCR. The setup was absolutely simple, and it's great to be able to crop at beginning and end so that I can leave the recording running longer than the tape and then cut it to size without needing to open with a video editing program. My end result is DVDs, and burning the data files with title and chapter menus is easy using iDVD. The whole process takes a long time, but it runs unattended.The latest online update to Video Capture added a couple of nice features - audio level control, and video color, brightness and contrast controls. This update came out soon after I installed the version from the boxed set, and was a welcome enhancement. The A/V settings are set in a Preferences dialog box, and are remembered from one session to the next. Very nice.[...]

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Easy to Use - good low res solution

    Important to know that this is a fairly low resolution solution to create smaller MP4 files. Bit rate is not scalable and is set around 1.5Mbps with 48k stereo audio.

    If you...Read complete review

    Important to know that this is a fairly low resolution solution to create smaller MP4 files. Bit rate is not scalable and is set around 1.5Mbps with 48k stereo audio.

    If you are looking to create video files that you'll be editing, this probably isn't the best solution.

    Good applications for this are -
    creating low res reference archive files for large video libraries or transferring your old analog VHS tapes so you can share w/family & friends.
    This system is very easy to install and use, even for the novices.

    Reviewed by 112 customers

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    4.0

    what the doctor ordered!

    By no

    from Detroit, Mi

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Graphics Quality
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

      hooked it up to the computer And transfer was a breeze.
      now to make a dvd from the digital content!

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      1.0

      This product does not work !!!!

      By Not-of-your-Business

      from South Richmond Hill, Queens, NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

          WARNING:This product does not work with W7 Ultimate and the customers support does not exist. To make things worst: B&H does not refund on software.PC USERS: Stay away from this good for nothing!I will never recommend to buy this product.I recommend the opposite!!!DO NOT BUY IT.

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          5.0

          Solid Product, easy to use...

          By chograph

          from Saint Charles, IL

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Graphics Quality
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies

            Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

            I bought this product to convert old camcorder vhs format tapes to digital using a Mac o/s, the proccess was easy, not alot of bells and whistles to this product, it does what it says it does and does it well!

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            5.0

            It Works!

            By Always Shooting

            from Benicia, CA

            About Me Casual User, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Graphics Quality
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Movies
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

              I been transferring VHS and some old DVCAM tapes to my Mac and the cheap gizmo I've had for three years died. It was dropping frames and stuttering along so I tried the Elgato solution. It works perfectly and the new transfers are steady and look somewhat better than the originals since it's easy to adjust saturation and contrast within the software before transferring.

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              5.0

              Seamless Digitization

              By Judy

              from Bethesda, MD

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                  I thought I was "stuck." I had a life interview of my mother-in-law from 2001 on a Hi-8 camcorder tape. Luckily, I still had the camcorder to play the tape. Elgato digitzed the two hour tape with no problem and saved the day. I was so pleased that I was able to put the interview onto a DVD just in time for the family memorial celebration of her life. It is highly recommended. The only negative is that the resolution leaves a little to be desired, I suppose due to the original being in Hi-8 format.

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                  5.0

                  Versatile, Easy, EFFECTIVE video capture

                  By Sippy On Jeopardy

                  from Janesville, WI

                  About Me Graphic designer, Professional, Video editor

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Graphics Quality
                  • Reasonable Price
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • None That I Could Find

                  Best Uses

                  • Analog To Digital Convert
                  • Movies
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                  I had a bunch of antiquated VHS and 8mm tapes laying around that I wanted to digitize on the computer. This product and included software did EXACTLY what it said it would. Now all my videos from yesteryear are preserved in a digital format that won't degrade over time, and I don't have hundreds of tapes taking up space on the bookshelf. VERY easy to use and worth every penny. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a simple solution to convert their videotapes from analog to digital format.

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                  5.0

                  Works like a charm

                  By Sigoeu

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                    I have a lot of VHS tapes and everyday it is more complicated to keep and watch the family movies.
                    This device works flawlessly for the digitalization of the tapes that makes it possible to record the files to DVD video disks or keep them on the PC.
                    It is also very good to capture small fragments of videos to work or publish on the internet.
                    I use a macbook pro and it sure can handle the work.

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                    5.0

                    USB Video Capture Device by Elgato

                    By kb

                    from Lebanon, OR

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                      Works as intended. Software is simple and easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Great product and Easy to use

                      By Tyson

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Graphics Quality
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                        B & H suggested we get this product to connect our camera to our Mac, I was amazed simply plu it in and we were recording the next sermon at church that quick.

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By Pro user

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies

                          Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                          Very simple to use. Just install,launch on mac hook up vcr and follow screen. I was able to now digitize old vhs tapes and trasfer to usb jump drive and play on newer tv.

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                          5.0

                          Easy to use

                          By Techie

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                            Easy to set up and use.

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                            5.0

                            Works as described

                            By Ken

                            from Northern NJ

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Graphics Quality
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Movies

                              Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                              Not many bells and whistles, with minimal editing and trimming ability. But works exactly as described. Have downloaded more than 40 VHS and 8MM family video tapes in the past two weeks. Saved in my PC as MP4 files. No noticeable loss of quality. Have burned several DVDs and will backup rest on dedicated hard drive. Unless you know what is on all of your tapes, a necessary downside to this process is the need to preview original tapes to determine what is on them and what you want to convert. Then there's the time it takes to play each tape from beginning to end during conversion. But it sure beats spending +/-$ per tape to have someone else burn them to a disk.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome

                              By Bill

                              from West Palm Beach FL

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                Awesome Product ,, easy to set-up and use great product

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                                5.0

                                Extremely useful device

                                By Wing

                                from Denver, Co

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Graphics Quality
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                  Very easy to setup and use, great way to convert family memories. I have been converting old family films for my parents.

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy and straight forward

                                  By Mig

                                  from Bronx ny

                                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                  Easy to use great for those mini cassette transfers

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                                  5.0

                                  Definitely worth it!

                                  By Karl

                                  from Miami

                                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                  I was able to save a whole bunch of tapes from the early 1990's. This product is relatively cheap and very easy to use. I highly recommend it for those of you that want to save your memories forever.

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                                  4.0

                                  Quick and Easy Capture Device

                                  By Jon The Tech

                                  from Milwaukee WI

                                  About Me Power user, Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Graphics Quality
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Hd

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                  I use this video capture device for recording test data. Device installs quickly on a Windows 7 machine. Good resolution(640x480) for compression of video for archiving & emailing.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very straightforward

                                  By Jessica

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Graphic designer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Movies
                                    • Multimedia
                                    • Video Capture From Vhs

                                    Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                    I use this system to convert VHS home videos to digital format for editing in iMovie.

                                    Setup is quick and the cables that you use to connect to your own VCR are included. I was able to begin using in the amount of time that it took the software to install.

                                    Computer I use: Macbook Pro OSX 10.9

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                                    1.0

                                    Great Idea but doesn't work

                                    By N

                                    from upstate NY

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Unreliable Performance

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                        A couple tapes ran through just fine and were great, then found the audio kept corrupting. I have emailed the company, who at first sent several suggestions, of which none have worked. Still trying to get help from them.

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                                        5.0

                                        Elgato Video Capture

                                        By tvteachref

                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Movies
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device:

                                          We use the Elgato to capture the feed from our video camera to stream live football games. It was easy to install and has worked perfectly since we received it. The ordering process was very easy and we got the product sooner then expected. Would definetely buy again

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