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Hauppauge-usb-live2.33747945
9.1 out of 10

Hauppauge USB-LIVE2

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent video capture

tiger lilly, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I install the software on my Window 7 OS. I start convert my video from tape to PC. The product is clear as video capture from the tape. The product is easy to use and the audio is clear. Even correct movement from the tape. I recommend this product for the feature and the execelent price compare with other product in the market.
  • Pros: Clear Audio, Easy To Use, Great Video, Highly Compatible, High Quality Conversion, Lightweight, Light Weight, Produces High Quality Film
  • Cons: Poor Instr For Capture, Show Biz App Error
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Overall 8
8.0

Inexpensive solution

Adams Video Productions, B&H Photo
17 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this to stream city council meetings to Ustream. We purchased a new Dell XPS 8700 i7, 12 gb ram, Nvidia GT650, etc - Definitely up to the task of streaming sd video. Next we got a Blackmagic Intensity pro pcie card. That didn't work - apparently there was an issue with the chipset compatibility. So I bought the Hauppage USB-Live 2 capture device. For all purposes, it was plug and play. I didn't install any of the included software.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

It works well with my Windows 7 PC.

KB, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Initial setup was a little tricky on my old 32-bit PC running Windows 7, but the forth try was a success. Transferring 20-year old Hi-8 videos to digital MP2 format works great. I can edit the files with PowerDirector 9. I bought an S-Video cable too, and also an RCA "Y" (My Hi-8 camcorder output is not stereo). I like the two second (approx.) delay between camcorder output and computer display recording.
  • Pros: Durable, Highly Compatible, Produces High Quality Film
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Overall 6
6.0

Works well, but...

Brian Steele, B&H Photo
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: My new monitor does not have a composite video input, so I had to find an alternative for displaying the cable TV in a small PIP window. The USB-Live2 allows me to do this, but there is a small catch: there's a 5-second delay in the digitizing process, which is very noticeable when I try to change channels with the cable box's remote.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Not as expected from Hauppauge

Upstate5, Bestbuy
16 February 2014
  • Summary: Included ArcSoft software not what it used be. Cheaper version than in the past? Could not take a still frame snapshot while editing converted file.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Software glitch
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Connection Problem

ksco1989tt, Bestbuy
17 January 2014
  • Summary: The composite video "cut in and out" due to a faulty connection between the device and the device's pigtail that contains the video connections.
  • Pros: I like the small efficient size
  • Cons: Connection issue with the device
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Like Expected!

DJ Soulphinger, B&H Photo
6 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I Use this product for recording Safety meetings and some youtube tutorial videos. This device works very good. The Win 7 software is a good idea but freezes the computer. The other software that (Arc Soft Showbiz) came with it works Very well. No Hiccups! I recorded a Live Safety presentation for a construction site and it came out beautiful! Im using a Toshiba dual core 1.6 GHZ with 2 gb of ram and Windows Vista to record, and had no problems.
  • Pros: Consistent Performance, Good Length, Versatile
  • Cons: No Performance Increase
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Overall 4
4.0

Digitized my old tapes but with problems

JohnR, B&H Photo
4 December 2013
  • Excerpt: WinTV 7 software (included) sometimes locks up when you try to close it after using for several minutes of recording. Ever since installing this device, my hardrive light blinks once every second continuously even with the software closed. Never did this before installing. Makes me wonder why and what it is doing. The digitized video is good quality, but smooth pans sometimes jitter a bit. TIPS: Download new software from Hauppauge's site as the included CD is older.
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Overall 10
10

Great product

joeg829, B&H Photo
15 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I have been looking for a simple method to convert my old VCR tape to digital. This device will do it. It takes no time to setup. Do note you need a cable to connect the VCR (or other device) to the UBS-Live 2. Using the ArcSoft software to converting a file to WMV reduces the size which make storing on mobile devices great.
  • Pros: Easy, Simple, Versatile
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy it. PAL capturing is impossibl

Mariusz, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: PAL capturing is impossible. I'm waiting third day for any support.
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