Excerpt: I have a lot of software and hardware experience; I edit video and audio, create databases, upgrade and downgrade, solve lots of tech issues. My many computers are Win 7, Intel i5, etc etc. Still, I can't seem to get these Video Capture devices to work as advertised. I originally got the Elgato USB device - couldn't get it to work at all (on several computers). Returned it for the Diamond VC500. On every capture the audio and video became increasingly out of sync.
Excerpt: It was a shot in the dark thinking technology is now better and cheaper. It's worse than my 10 year old USB video capture device I'm trying to replace. I wish I could recommend a better unit but I'm still searching for one. Most likely will have to shop in the $150 and up HD video range.
Excerpt: Pulled some video from an old VHS and created MP4, and MP2 with it. Captures audio and video. Strangely seems to "Recognize" copyright material sometimes, but isn't consistent. Anyway, this does the trick. The record button on the device is pointless, because the software effects the capture. I didn't mess with the editing software so I can't speak to that, I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to pretty up my videos. I[*]!
Excerpt: Ripped a VHS tape to a video file on my PC. The hardware works as advertised. The EZ Grabber software that came with it doesn't. Fortunately, they included a copy of ArcSoft Showbiz software that will work. Don't bother with using EZ Grabber. Also, be careful installing the driver files. Their directions do not work and look as if they were written for WinXP. I have Win7 which does not install drivers the way they wrote in their instructions.
Excerpt: After many hours of effort, reloading drivers, 2 computers using different OS, I have nothing to show for it. I tried both cable configurations, S-video never worked at all, and composite gave me double image. Finally found a combination of VCR, cable, computer that worked and it recorded for about 10 seconds, then it quit and displayed a message "Copyrighted material".
Excerpt: Used with expensive microscope camera. Results are ok for still shots but grainy. I do not work with movie formats so I cannot comment on movie quality. Software is amateur. The file system does not list stills even though there is a window for them. You have to find them using the windows file system. Instructions are again amateur and installation isn't exactly as described, but the install did work.