Elgato Video Capture

Elgato Video Capture

NZ$ 249.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 68 reviews

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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

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • 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. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Easy & reliable for old video tapes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this to transfer a pile of old VHS home movies into iTunes. It could hardly be easier, and the quality seems quite good f I bought this to transfer a pile of old VHS home movies into iTunes. It could hardly be easier, and the quality seems quite good for only a hundred bucks (although I'd forgotten how crummy VHS looks compared to DVD).

    The only issue I had is a couple of tapes had crinkled areas at the beginning, which it had a hard time with. But I was able to just skip forward a little bit to the non-damaged area and then it worked fine.

    • Written by

    191 of 202 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Easy & reliable for old video tapes
  • 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

    135 of 149 people found this useful

    Was this useful? quality too low
  • Occasionally choppy, but otherwise fine

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the previous reviewer, I have also experienced some choppy video. The first few seconds of each recording are choppy (looks l Like the previous reviewer, I have also experienced some choppy video. The first few seconds of each recording are choppy (looks like dropped frames), and occasionally in the middle of recordings or after the transition from one scene to another. However, for > 95% of the recording it's fine. The recorded quality is good (my recordings are mpeg4 because I don't have enough hardware for H.264) and the software is exceptionally easy to use. I'm not sorry I bought it, but it is annoying to have to re-record video that was inexplicably choppy. I've asked Elgato for an explanation and will update this review if I get one.

    • Written by from Highland Mills

    142 of 163 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Occasionally choppy, but otherwise fine
  • AVOID on MAC

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only captures in black and white on Mac. AVOID THIS PRODUCT!!!

    • Written by from Gambrills

    4 of 12 people found this useful

    Was this useful? AVOID on MAC
  • Too expensive!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This costs only $80.00 from Amazon US! Why do Australians get ripped off on everything? For what it's worth, a great piece of kit This costs only $80.00 from Amazon US! Why do Australians get ripped off on everything? For what it's worth, a great piece of kit that I've used over and over. I wouldn't buy it from Apple however.

    • Written by from Sydney
    Was this useful? Too expensive!
  • Couldn't have been easier or better!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I waited 5 years to find an affordable, straightforward solution and I lucked into finding Elgato Video Capture. This is easy and I waited 5 years to find an affordable, straightforward solution and I lucked into finding Elgato Video Capture. This is easy and even a novice could do this. You can monitor the video before you record (a nice feature, in case you're not sure what's on a tape). And no need to use your TV, just connect the VCR directly to your Mac!

    The price is albout what I paid getting a single tape transfer done in a local Photo Service store here in NYC, and the quality is better! And you can edit it yourself (trim it in Elgato software) in Quicktime 7.

    Aesome!

    -Russell B.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Couldn't have been easier or better!

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