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Diamond Multimedia VC500
9.3 out of 10

Diamond Multimedia VC500

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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, but documentation awful

SR, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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. I had to try each one to see exactly what it did.
  • 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  • Excerpt: @ tried to sell me a $ black box to download and decipher my out of date tapes.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. The Arc software allowed me to transistion between clips and add a simple cover page with titles.
  • 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. Its really that easy to convert old tapes to digital.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Finally able to convert VHS to DVD

Nick, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Able to convert VHS to DVD and after a few hours playing with software able to edit content.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Powerful
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Overall 10
10

This thing does what it says!

Janknuts, B&H Photo
27 February 2014
  • 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[*]!
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible
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Overall 4
4.0

hardware good, support and software ???

amazing grace, B&H Photo
20 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Difficult To Install, Poor Support
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