Summary: I am using the unit to burn dvd's off my large collection of VHS tapes. I recently purchased the VC500 to replace a Roxio unit. The roxio unit gave me troubles from the beginning and I never received any satisfaction from the support group. I checked into reviews on the VC500, and so purchased it. I have been using it now for a coupla weeks and found it to be very satisfactory, with good renditions of picture and sound.
Summary: You can not edit VHS to file while the original tape is being stored to the video file or to CD. The video does not display while being recorded. Calls and emails to customer service and tech help went unanswered.
Summary: I don't know if it was defective or what but it kept turning off at random times during the capture and I would have to start again from that point and then combine the two or three segments with a different program. Even so the movie wouldn't blend perfectly. To transfer one 93 min VHS took a total of 3hrs and 10 min and I wasn't happy with the final product or the amount of work and time I spent.
Summary: Instructions were pretty much useless. I never did get the thing operational. After a call to tech support they advised me to return it. Ended up ordering a higher quality unit from a different company. Radio Shack was pretty decent about the entire transaction but it is not a quality piece of e1uipment.
Summary: The video capture hardware and capture software worked as expected. However, there was basically no documentation to support the use of the device and software. But, it was pretty simple and required very little technical knowledge. The video editing software, on the other hand, did not work and kept locking up. I ended up downloading some free video conversion and editing software from cnet.com that worked just fine, after capturing the original image.
Summary: I looked into many of these devices and found a review that said this was the one to get. Pretty much it just plugs and plays once you install the program and drivers. I messed around to find out what platform to download it to......there are 8-10 like mpg4, dvd,ect. I have a ton of old 8mm videos and everyone has turned out great! The price is half of what others want from Staples or Bestbuy. Go with this one! You wont be dissapointed!
Summary: The easy grabber software is really not easy. Yes all you have to do is push the button but the setup is problematic because the video files menu is messed-up. The biggest problem is that there is no option to set the record timer. so you have to keep watching or checking and press the button when it's over. And by the way, you don.t see the video while it's recording.
Summary: Great product!! Suggest having your computer up to speed before installing software. Make sure your registry is up to par (use free CC Cleaner) and you have no malware (use free Malwarebytes removal tool). I wreastled loading software onto my Vista Home Premium. Got all kinds of error messages untill I Googled them and figured it out. Make sure you have the correct settings within the ArcSoft movie maker before you think it's broken. Call support line if needed.