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Firstly credit goes to adambaz for finding this at this thread : http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/208381/usb-video-convertor-for-149-95

I think this deserves its' own thread, Use this for converting casettes/digi cameras into DVD without all the hassle of cables for video and audio etc. No need for PCD TV card so no need to open up PC either. Ulead Software included as well

- Supports NTSC, PAL, Video format
- Supports high quality video resolution
- Capture & edit high quality video & audio without sound card
- Include Professional and easy to learn & used video editor software: Ulead Video Studio 8.0 SE DVD
- Plug & play
- Applying to internet conference / net meeting
- Complies With Universal Serial Bus Specification Rev. 2.0
- USB bus power
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#1
This would go down well for people who like recording gameplay footage off there Xbox 360 or PS3. Voted Hot.
#2
Reviews at the bottom of this page:
http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=218

Will let you know of results after mine arrives.......
#3
ocelot20
This would go down well for people who like recording gameplay footage off there Xbox 360 or PS3. Voted Hot.


There are some videos on youtube of people actualling doing that! :-D
#4
looks good for the money and according to the reviews works with Vista, definately a plus!
#5
ocelot20
This would go down well for people who like recording gameplay footage off there Xbox 360 or PS3. Voted Hot.


Apart from the fact that you can't play in HD :(.
#6
Jelly
Apart from the fact that you can't play in HD :(.


I was waiting for this answer ;-) True yes, but for less than a tenner something that is hassle free to finally convert from my old 8mm camcorder is for them memories is money well spent :-D
#7
this is a good device for many reasons, being able to connect any exteral source (xbox , video camera, freeview box, c64, amiga, anything .... etc) to your computer monitor or laptop monitor. :) thanks for the info on the unit. ill grab one myself.

heated :)
#8
Can it be used to transfer VHS video to PC?

Cheers
#9
Sorry for asking basic questions..
- Does it work with cable signal? Can we get signal directly from cable or it requires a television?
- cant it convert both digital channels and analogue ones?

would be really great, if somone owning the product could comment.. thanks
#10
Jelly
Apart from the fact that you can't play in HD :(.


Can I play in HD but just record in SD?

edit_

and what else would I need to play on a tv and record at the same time

Thanks for all the help :)
#11
Angof
Can it be used to transfer VHS video to PC?

Also does it ignore any macrovision on the vhs?
#12
Angof;2469955
Can it be used to transfer VHS video to PC?

That was (mainly) why I bought it a couple of months ago. So far I've not found a way to get it to record VHS. Works perfectly with my camcorder but not trying to copy yea olde VHS tapes onto digital so I can burn to DVD.
#13
Got one of these a few months back for connecting my bird box camera to my PC for recording and editing the footage.
Works really well and can be used to connect anything which can output down an s-video or CVBS cable.
Angof - you can indeed use it to copy VHS (if your VHS has Audio/Video out or via one of those Scart A/V adaptors which splits scart socket into individual plugs). I only tried it with my own old VHS home videos so can't comment on whether it will bypass macrovision.
Also good for copying 8mm camcorder films to your PC for editing and subsequent burning to DVD etc.
And for connecting to your xbox, freeview etc etc.
I was very happy with it for the price - I think I paid around £15
#14
mikewot
That was (mainly) why I bought it a couple of months ago. So far I've not found a way to get it to record VHS. Works perfectly with my camcorder but not trying to copy yea olde VHS tapes onto digital so I can burn to DVD.


Wouldn't you just plug the VHS players s-video cables into this device and screencap on the PC to convert VHS to DVD?
#15
No HD - COLD
#16
Brilliant deal. Ordered. Wanted a cheap video capture gizmo to transfer from old video tape etc. Looks a great bit of kit.
Question is; what are some people expecting for a measly sum of £9.55 including delivery?
#17
Typically, video capture devices like this do not defeat the Macrovision signal that is encoded into almost all PRE-RECORDED VHS tapes so this is not a way to copy all your old cassettes to DVD or hard disk. You'll get a fuzzy monochrome picture that seems to fade in and out. Macrovision-removing SCART-to-SCART cables are available but they aren't cheap, and I'm not sure they'd chuck out the composite or S-Video signal that this would accept.

HD capture devices are few and far between but they are available - not for this kind of price though. They also require a powerful PC with a lot of fast storage because capturing HD movies at 25 or 30 frames per second means transferring an awful lot of data.

Most video capture solutions capture at standard NTSC or PAL resolutions, but if it displays video in a window you should at least be able to drag that window to fill your monitor and WATCH full-screen.
#18
ibiza
No HD - COLD


I'm not sure if you're being sarcasitc, but anyway i don't suppose you know any better devices :roll:?
#19
To sum up:
- Not for HD
- Original video cassette, mostly no because of macrovision
- Anything that uses composite/scart (scart to composite cable) OK
- Cable/Sky OK
- For watching and recording, double up so that the image goes to your tv AND laptop/pc

End of the day it's a cheap way to get off old stuff, off of older media for a measly 9 odd quid!
#20
ibiza
No HD - COLD


Good one, should we all vote all TV deals that are not 1080p cold too???

Voted Hot
#21
So it wont record HD because it will only accept signal from Composite & S-video which cant carry high resolutions?
#22
can this be used to transfer my camcoder recordings to my pc? unfortunately i have never been able to so this, its a samsung dv or something? and it looks like s video but there are a few types of s video fixings, this looks as though i could use it but i would rather find out for defo first,

my camcoder model is a samsung vp-d351

i would appreciate anyone taking the time to help me out on this one, as i have footage of the kids when they were babys all stuck on tapes (mini dv tapes that is) and no usb lead from camcoder has caused me this problem :thumbsup:

people say i need a firewire card?? do i need one if i get this product?
#23
Got one of these last year for some laser tagging and it works great. Have captured loads of Hi-8 tapes from an old camcorder too and coverted them to DVD.

Connected it to the Xbox once to use as a screen (no tv at the time), couldn't get any sound, the sound in is only for recording you cant pipe it back out to the speakers. Of course a lead connected to the PC's line in would sort this just didnt have one at the time.
#24
ibiza
No HD - COLD


No 3D direct neural jack either - utterly useless.
#25
ibiza
No HD - COLD


Idiot. That's like marking deals for CD's/DVD's down because they're not BluRay.
#26
guv
It sounds like you have a DV camera. Yes this will do the job, but you would be much better off using firewire.

Depending on you PC, you have these options:

CD drive bay; All-in-One Internal Chasis Card Reader with USB Firewire and SATA Ports For a fiver

For a laptop PCMCIA; Firewire 1394 PCMCIA Card NEC for £7.50

Or PCI slot; VIA 6-Port 1394 Firewire and USB 2.0 PCI Expansion Card for £7.50


What a great post Guv - have some rep! :thumbsup:
1 Like #27
The EasyCap covers most of the video capturing bases, but if you're only interested in transferring your camcorder footage, and your camcorder has a DV socket you'd be much better off hooking the DV port up to a Firewire socket on your PC. You probably won't have a USB connection on there.

You'll get a slightly better quality picture than you would through an AV->Composite or even AV->S-Video connection and you should be able to use your computer to control the camcorder which makes editing easier, and is also quite flash.

Check your PC hasn't already got a Firewire port - they come in two sizes and a lot of PCs built in the last couple of years have them as standard. If it hasn't, a PCI firewire card will run you maybe £15 or less, probably with some editing software and maybe even a cable.

If you don't get any software, but you have a recent version of Windows, Windows Movie Maker should already be installed and that will let you grab the footage and burn it to DVD (assuming you have a DVD writer installed). I've had mixed experiences with Movie Maker in the past but, much to my surprise, I was able to use the most recent version to burn a corking DVD of my baby footage, and it stuck a lovely animated menu on there as well with no fuss at all.

I've used video capture cards for work and play for many years and, from what you say, for your purposes, I'd say the DV port/Firewire method would be more foolproof and less fiddly than analogue capture through a device like this.

As ever, check the manuals for your gear, and Google or Wikipedia for details on Firewire and which cable you need before you spend the cash-ola.

Good luck!
#28
Great deal for under a tenner, just what i needed for capturing old 8mm camcorder tapes to DVD

HOT HOT HOT
#29
:thumbsup: just ordered thanks
#30
pgtips69
Typically, video capture devices like this do not defeat the Macrovision signal that is encoded into almost all PRE-RECORDED VHS tapes


So would home movies be ok? Sorry I dont really understand how this works..:thinking:
#31
kobirulali
I was waiting for this answer ;-) True yes, but for less than a tenner something that is hassle free to finally convert from my old 8mm camcorder is for them memories is money well spent :-D


True.
#32
ibiza
No HD - COLD


You was expecting a HD Capture Card for a tenner, are you stupid? You're looking at about £200 for a HD capture card, and even then, most dont have HDCP compatability, so wont work with a PS3 for example.

Anyway, i have one of these for recording gameplay/tv footage onto my laptop, and it works well enough for what i paid for it (About £15 a few months ago).

Heres a recording i did with it, bare in mind it originally records at PAL, then i've converted to 640x480 for youtube, and then youtube has compressed it even more... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hs-zZL9cOY
#33
"Hey Guys I just got my Easycap for £10...hope it does HD"
http://www.pantagraph.com/blogs/main/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/1215-blog-gifted.jpg
#34
This EXACT same usb capture device was in one of the tabloids last week, readers special offer, £30 or £40, so this is a bargain.

Purchased one of these from Deal Extreme about 6 months ago, works a treat, but be aware of the following potential problem.....

Was trying to transfere home videos from vhs to pc, plugged a "scart to composite" adaptor into the back of the vcr, hooked it up to the easycap, no picture. Had to rewire the adaptor (soldering job) as it only inputted video and not outputted.

Not the easycap's fault, but could be a reason for some if you're getting no picture.
#35
cbryanp
So would home movies be ok? Sorry I dont really understand how this works..:thinking:


There is no Macrovision copy protection on home movies so you will be able to copy them onto your PC using this device. :thumbsup:
#36
thanks for the info guys, i know i should use firewire, but if this thing will do the trick, i am going to try it,

fingers crossed that i aint wasted more money trying to get my images off my dv camcoder :roll:
#37
tonikeys

Not the easycap's fault, but could be a reason for some if you're getting no picture.


You need a Scart to composite connector with an input/output switch, about £2/3 from your local maplins. :thumbsup:
#38
:thumbsup:Just ordered mine,looks a great deal-hot hot
#39
i bought this exact same thing from Fleabay for £10 a couple of weeks ago, for anyone that doesnt want to wait 5 years for the delivery from dealextreme.
#40
You can't record your games console on this, Pal 60 doesn't work and NTSc displays black and white.

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