Elgato Video Capture

Elgato Video Capture

$99.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 58 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Transfer video from a VCR, DVR, set-top box, camcorder or any other analog video source to your Mac as an iTunes-ready file. The easy-to-use software guides you through each step, from connecting an analog 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 analog video device to your Mac

    Elgato Video Capture features composite and S-Video inputs allowing you to connect any analog 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.

  • Overview

    Transfer video from a VCR, DVR, set-top box, camcorder or any other analog video source to your Mac as an iTunes-ready file. The easy-to-use software guides you through each step, from connecting an analog 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 analog video device to your Mac

    Elgato Video Capture features composite and S-Video inputs allowing you to connect any analog 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 analog 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 adapter
    • 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

    • Mfr. Part Number: 10020840
    • UPC or EAN No.: 852095000225

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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

    190 of 201 people found this useful

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

    139 of 159 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Occasionally choppy, but otherwise fine
  • not good :(

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Choppy recording. Almost un-viewable. Hopefully gets a software update or I'll have to return it.

    • Written by from RANCHO CUCAMONGA

    136 of 186 people found this useful

    Was this useful? not good :(
  • AVOID on MAC

    1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Gambrills
    Was this useful? AVOID on MAC
  • 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

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Couldn't have been easier or better!
  • Would not work with my new macbook pro retina.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    this product would not work in my new macbook pro retina.
    it appears may be a usb 3.0 issue? do not buy until they have a soluti this product would not work in my new macbook pro retina.
    it appears may be a usb 3.0 issue? do not buy until they have a solution!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    14 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Would not work with my new macbook pro retina.

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