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Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by ian » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:35 pm

I've got some old VHS tapes I'd like to turn into DVDs. I see you can get small, cheap devices with A/V connections on one end, and USB on the other, and some bundled software. Anyone able to recommend one? Or any to avoid?

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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by john » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:52 pm

I have used one of these to capture videos in link below , there cheap but not always reliable, and got a usb pinnacale TV/capture device which works great.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-DVR-CCTV- ... 5adad50740" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Dazzle DVC 130 capture device on ebay this would go the job you want.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dazzle-DVC-13 ... 4162225298" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by ian » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Thanks for that john. I've seen a lot of people selling the ones in your first link (or copies of it) and whilst I usually like cheap things, I can't believe that a £3 device is going to do a good job of capturing video!

The more I read about this, the more confused I get :-)
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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by gaztaylor » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:25 am

Pinnacle do a range of devices specifically for transferring VHS to DVD, the Dazzle is one, Ive had a PCI card of theirs for 12 years and it is still working fine.
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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by john » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:58 pm

I use the following internal capture card now for doing stills Compro VideoMate S350 Digital Satellite TV Tuner Card with Remote, you can buy it for a round £25 and as composite in , the software that comes with it isn't brillant but it does the job.

The Compro VideoMate S350 is a satelite card, but i only have a single cable going to the LNB so cannot use the sate part of the card.

Pinnacale make good capture devices i used one for ages a USB version was good until it stopped working.
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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by ian » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:01 am

Thanks guys, I'll have a look at pinnacle stuff.
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Re: Recommendations for video capture device?

Post by gaztaylor » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:13 pm

That would be the only other thing Id suggest, go for a PCI card, rather than a USB device, they will be much more stable and have a better quality. I use the Pinnacle card for capturing off Sky Sports and I have a Hauppauge WinTV PCI card for Freeview channels.
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