Elgato Video Capture

Elgato Video Capture

€99.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 reviews

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1-3 business days

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Transfer video from a VCR, DVR, set-top box, camcorder or any other analogue video source to your Mac as an iTunes-ready file. The easy-to-use software guides you through each step, from connecting an analogue video source, to capturing video and choosing how you will watch and share it.

    Simple one-click functions

    One simple click adds your captured video to iTunes to sync with your iPod, iPhone and Apple TV. Edit your video right away in iMovie or play it in QuickTime and upload it directly to YouTube.

    Connect any analogue video device to your Mac

    Elgato Video Capture features composite and S-Video inputs allowing you to connect any analogue video device to your Mac, and it comes with a SCART adapter.

    High-quality video capture for all regions

    Elgato Video Capture handles NTSC, SECAM, PAL, and PAL/60 video and records in iTunes-ready, high quality H.264 or MPEG-4 files. Select between 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios to match the source video for optimal playback quality.

  • Highlights

    • Transfer video from a VCR, DVR, camcorder or any other analog video source to your Mac
    • One-click export to iTunes, QuickTime and iMovie
    • Direct upload to YouTube
    • Features Composite and S-Video inputs
    • Captures NTSC, PAL and SECAM
    • Records in iTunes-ready high quality H.264 or MPEG-4 files
    • Selectable 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios to match the source video
    • Handy tool to trim the beginning and end of the captured video file
    • Comes with Composite-to-SCART adaptor and Composite video/RCA stereo cable
  • Did you notice?

    After capturing you can edit your video right away in iMovie.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Capturing video from analogue sources such as a VCR or camcorder so that you can edit and play the video on your Mac, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Elgato Video Capture hardware
    • Elgato Video Capture software (CD-ROM)
    • Proof of purchase key
    • Composite-to-SCART adaptor
    • Composite video/RCA stereo cable
  • Tech Specs

    • Connections: USB 2.0, RCA Plug, S-Video, Composite
    • Height: 1.18 in./30 mm
    • Width: 0.47 in./12 mm
    • Length: 2.87 in./73 mm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
    • Mac Intel Core Duo processor
    • 512 MB RAM
    • USB
    • QuickTime v7.6 or later, iTunes v8.1 or later
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 852095000218

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • quality too low

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    great little device but the output is very low quality. nowhere on the advert or on the box for that matter, does it specify the q great little device but the output is very low quality. nowhere on the advert or on the box for that matter, does it specify the quality or number of lines output.
    i have bought it, was very impressed with its simplicity & how well it works, but the quality is really disappointing.
    does anyone know of a similar but better device?

    • Written by from REDHILL

    144 of 158 people found this useful

    Was this useful? quality too low
  • Poor Quality Output When Archiving Old VHS Tapes

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased one to archive old VHS tapes. It is easy to use, and the video stream shown during capture is of a good quality, but t I purchased one to archive old VHS tapes. It is easy to use, and the video stream shown during capture is of a good quality, but the movie files it saves to the hard drive, over which you have no apparent control, seem to be at a much lower quality than the original VHS tapes. I cannot recommend it if you want comparable quality to VHS.

    • Written by from Dunfermline

    101 of 109 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor Quality Output When Archiving Old VHS Tapes
  • Top Product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This tool working on an Intel Macbook Pro is fantastic as you can import and convert old videos, DVD's into I-Tunes and I-Movie to This tool working on an Intel Macbook Pro is fantastic as you can import and convert old videos, DVD's into I-Tunes and I-Movie to edit and store your cherished home movies.
    Easy to install and use... Highly recommended!

    • Written by

    48 of 67 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Top Product
  • Easy to use but has quality issues

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this device to archive old VHS tapes and content from my Sky+HD box. I had problems with both uses....

    When archivi I bought this device to archive old VHS tapes and content from my Sky+HD box. I had problems with both uses....

    When archiving VHS (using the RCA plugs), the capture was OK when the original content was very still or on a tripod, but when capturing footage that had fast moving pans or shakes (like walking around with a handheld camera) the image constantly broke up and was un-watchable.

    When archiving from a Sky+HD box the image did not fill the screen in the capture window - it introduced black bars top and bottom on both 4:3 and 16:9 recording. I tried using the RCA and the S-VHS input but both had the same issue. None of the settings allow you to select a capture area. When played back the image was either squashed or stretched on my smart TV, although Quicktime playback on the Mac was at the right ratio.

    I returned the item and will be looking for an alternative product.

    • Written by from Rochester
    Was this useful? Easy to use but has quality issues
  • Exactly what I wanted!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Need something to back up my old VHS home videos from 1989 onward before I lost them forever, but importantly I wanted to go strai Need something to back up my old VHS home videos from 1989 onward before I lost them forever, but importantly I wanted to go straight from the device to iMovie to chop out the bits I don't want.

    Many other devices encoded the video to a format that iMovie wouldn't understand, so I had to go through the tedious process of re-encoding to a format iMovie would like, and then even after that iMovie wanted to optimise the file before working with it (regardless of the optimize checkbox).

    Elgato Video capture is perfect, super easy to setup and use, encodes in a reliable format that doesn't have crazy high filesize and most importantly, I can go straight from my newly encoded video in to iMovie instantly. It's not very CPU intensive whilst encoding either, so doesn't slow your Mac down to a slog.

    If I had to pick one gripe with this, it would be the record length options are not varied enough, I have LP tapes or numerous lengths and the fixed options just don't cut it, but that isn't too much of a problem, cos you can trim your video after its encoded from within the elgato app anyway.

    Fantastic device and worth every penny imo, cos once those home videos go, they are gone forever!

    • Written by from Welling

    15 of 18 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Exactly what I wanted!
  • Poor Quality Output When Archiving Old VHS Tapes

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased one to archive old VHS tapes. It is easy to use, and the video stream shown during capture is of a good quality, but t I purchased one to archive old VHS tapes. It is easy to use, and the video stream shown during capture is of a good quality, but the movie files it saves to the hard drive, over which you have no apparent control, seem to be at a much lower quality than the original VHS tapes. I cannot recommend it if you want comparable quality to VHS.

    • Written by from Dunfermline

    101 of 109 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor Quality Output When Archiving Old VHS Tapes

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