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Diamond Multimedia VC500
9.3 out of 10

Diamond Multimedia VC500

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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but can be better

Joe Cheung, B&H Photo
29 July 2015
  • Excerpt: It works with acceptable quality only when you use the "DVD" format. I have it running in Win7 and have view the video on the provided CD, no problem. I have now converted 13 Video8/Hi8 tapes, the video is okay for 95% of the movies.
  • Pros: Accepable Quality, Easy To Install, Low Cost
  • Cons: Processor Not Fast Enough
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Overall 6
6.0

VHS Tape transfer

Novice, B&H Photo
23 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I needed help to install the software. There isn't any help on how to use the software but it seems to work once you figure out what to do. Not for the beginner who doesn't know about formats etc.
  • Pros: Price Delivery Quality
  • Cons: Lack Of Instructions
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Lou, B&H Photo
15 April 2015
  • Excerpt: it did not work with Pinacle 18 and windows 8.1. Tried new drivers and still did not capture video. Buy a dazzle...it worked immediately. This VC500 is going to Goodwill!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, but documentation awful

SR, B&H Photo
13 April 2015
  • Excerpt: No problems hooking it up between by VCR and computer, and installing the software. However, there's no documentation on how to use it-- for example, it offers 8 formats for saving the video file, but other than naming them, there's no description of the formats.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, High Quality
  • Cons: Documentation Awful
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Overall 10
10

Simply Works

Phil, B&H Photo
11 February 2015
  • Excerpt: @ tried to sell me a $ black box to download and decipher my out of date tapes. This Diamond video capture device did everything I wanted to do in storing and recording on dvd media. Even though instructional material was lacking, the process is simple and pretty much self explanatory.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, High Quality
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Overall 10
10

Easy to use

Nick, B&H Photo
31 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product to convert MiniDV camcorder tapes. This product works exactly as it is supposed to. Plug it in, install the software and its ready to use. All I had to do what plug the camcorder into it and start the software and I was recording to the computer.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, High Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Video capture device

Don R, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Works great to convert old VHS tapes to DVD
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, High Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

It works?

Poppy301, B&H Photo
23 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have found a way to make this work, but it is anything but one touch. There are no instructions, so good luck figuring out how to use the product.
  • Pros: It Works
  • Cons: Hard To Use, No Instructions
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Overall 4
4.0

Why are these things so difficult to use

stiltsmcg, B&H Photo
8 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Not satisfied with the video quality.

Bo, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
  • 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.
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