StarTech S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable

StarTech S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable

StarTech S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable

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Product Highlights

  • MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Video Encoding
  • Features TWAIN Support
  • Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM
  • 30 fps Analog Capture
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Small and Lightweight
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
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StarTech SVID2USB23 Overview

  • 1Description

The S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable from Startech enables you to capture analog video, as well as the accompanying 2-channel RCA audio, to your Mac or Windows computer from an S-Video or composite video device.

This USB video capture device connects from an S-Video or composite / RCA video output device, such as a Beta / VHS VCR, camcorder or PVR to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC, to provide real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 encoding, and TWAIN support, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of systems and software.

Compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the USB capture cable is the ideal solution for mobile applications, and is suitable as well for use with laptop and desktop computers.

Works with Mac or Windows computers
Choose from MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 video encoding
Features TWAIN support for use with various software titles
Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video capture
Up to 30 fps analog video capture capability at maximum resolution of 720 x 480(NTSC) / 720 x 576(PAL)
Plug and play device installation, requires no power adapter
Snapshot function allows you to capture still images from video
Small and lightweight design offers portability for on-the-go applications
Convert VHS home movies to digital format. Connect your VCR, camcorder, or any other analog video source to your Mac or PC and capture your audio / video in MPEG 1/2/4 format
Import recorded videos onto your Mac or Windows computer for editing, and make your own compilation
UPC: 065030842099
In the Box
StarTech S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable
  • Software CD
  • Driver CD
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    StarTech SVID2USB23 Specs

    Standards NTSC, PAL, SECAM
    Video encoding: MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 4
    Converter Format converter
    Audio Yes
    Color Black
    Enclosure Plastic
    Chipset eMPIA EM2861
    Resolutions 720 x 480(NTSC) / 720 x 576(PAL)
    Transfer Rate 480Mbps
    Connectors Connector A: 1-USB A (4-pin) male
    Connector B: 1-Composite video (1 x RCA) female
    1-S-video (4-pin; Mini-DIN) female
    1-Stereo audio (2 x RCA) female
    OS Compatibility Windows 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
    Mac OS Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7) Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5), Tiger (10.4)
    Environment Operating temperature: 32-122°F (0-50°C)
    Storage temperature: -4-140°F (-20-60°C)
    Humidity: 5~85% RH non-condensing
    System Requirements USB 2.0 enabled computer system with available USB port

    Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000

    OS X 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

    Analog video source with S-Video or composite cabling (DVD, DVR, VCR)
    Dimension L x W x H 3.1 x 1.3 x 0.6" (80 x 34 x 14 mm)
    Weight 2.5 oz (70 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.385 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 5.65 x 1.55"

    StarTech SVID2USB23 Reviews

    S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't work on Windows 10 I could not get a signal nor could I install the software since this product does not work for Windows 10. Unfortunately, the product description simply states that it works with Mac and Windows. A search on the manufacturer's website proved that this device doesn't work with Windows 10. I have no opinion on how this works with any other platform since I never saw it working. Thankfully B&H's excellent customer service is refunding me.
    Date published: 2016-09-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy! I'm an IT Pro and I tried to install the device on 4 different computers and systems... never managed to have it working!! The drivers installed OK, I could see the device into the device manager and it looked properly installed but when it came to install the software called AV Grabber, the installation would abort because it never found the device whatever computer or system... same result!! Don't loose your time with that thing!!
    Date published: 2015-06-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Bargain For What It Does This device is perfect for basic capture of video to digitize for conversion to MP4s. The software is basic but simple and almost intuitive ... easy to use.
    Date published: 2016-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far the Capture Cable has worked The cable is intended to allow video recordings of lunar and asteroidal occultations using a low light camera attached through a telescope. I have been able to make everything work indoors but have not yet been able to use it in the field. Hopefully the weather will cooperate later this week so I can do a full fledged run through.
    Date published: 2016-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked? Beautifully For VHS to Digital File I bought this cable to capture old VHS tapes to digital files on my PC. Worked perfectly with the included video editing program that is really only a 10 day free trial. That said it did work as advertised and our old VHS memories are now on the cloud :)
    Date published: 2018-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does it job well I use this to connect an older mini dv camcorder and a sound board to a computer. I allows me to record our congregation 's service. I recommend when disconnecting the wires that you hold each side of the connection and not pull on the wires
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, easy to figure out This cable works great. It's literally as simple as plugging the composite wires into my VCR and then plugging the USB on the other end into my Mac. Converting my VHS tapes has been easier than I could have hoped for.
    Date published: 2017-03-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It turns on Almost every external product that I have added to my imac computer work great, just plug and play. This product is the exception, it turns on and little more. Updated software and no change. Sorry I purchased it
    Date published: 2017-04-29
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    Can live streaming video be viewed full screen?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Compatible formats will not natively fill a 16:9 aspect ratio display. This dongle is designed for analog composite and s-video formats (i.e 4:3 format).
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does it work with a wii?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It should work just fine.
    Answered by: Henry C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Does this work as a capture device straight to ...

    Does this work as a capture device straight to Adobe Premiere Pro? If not, what would you recommend.
    Asked by: Scott


    What is the total bitrate for the MP4 files?
    Asked by: David D.
    I'd love to answer questions, but unfortunately this product did not work for me for what I needed it for. So, I can't provide any quality feedback. :-(
    Answered by: Terry M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will it work with apple Yosemite?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It works fine with my Mac...
    Answered by: Phil Z.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will this device enable me to record CD's into a Macbook pro into garage band or iTunes when plugged into the USB port?
    Asked by: Rafael
    I bought this same device, but I haven't used it for the purposes you describe, so unfortunately I can't speak specifically to your question. I use it for helping transfer old VHS tapes to digital format, and it works great for that. Hopefully someone else can assist.
    Answered by: John Y.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can this be used for live streaming? Will encoding software recognize it as a camera input?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This cable will work for streaming. We used ours for one broadcast only, upgrading to 3G converter due to poor quality of the conversion. The poor quality is the video standard, not a reflection on the cable. No problem seeing it as a camera in two different streaming applications.
    Answered by: Gary C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does the device allow realtime viewing of analogue input?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, it worked for me. I used a video camera with s-video output and connected to the usb on a MacBook pro and it worked fine.
    Answered by: ERIC P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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