video capture tools

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  1. wiredsc macrumors member

    wiredsc

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    Im not too sure what to call what im after.

    I am looking for prices on a converter that attaches to the AV plugs on the back of a VCR and into the firwire on the mac, so I can capture video in my editing program. Ive checked a few electric stores, but nothing so far.

    Any suggestions?

    a store in the UK would be best.

    thanks
     
  2. iTron5 macrumors newbie

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    I believe these 2 products fit what your looking for, now i've never dealt with the companies selling these, so you might want to search around the net for someone selling them. I have used a version of the pyro one before and it worked well, it brought video directly into imovie. I've read good things about the canopus one as well. I think pinnacle also makes one called the moviebox maybe, not sure on the name. I think that one is cheaper then these 2.


    http://www.videoguys.com/pyroAVlink.html

    http://www.firewire-1394.com/canopus-advc-110.htm
     
  3. wiredsc thread starter macrumors member

    wiredsc

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    Thanks for that, the site looks cheap and tacky, but the products look alright. I got a good idea on the price now too, which is what I was after, thanks for your efforts cheers.
     
  4. cubixcrayfish macrumors member

    cubixcrayfish

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    I just ordered my Canopeus- ADVC-55


    I heard the moviebox has low quality and drops frames, I will let you know if I like the one i get

    CCF
     
  5. freiheit macrumors 6502a

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    I'm quite happy with my Canopus ADVC-50. Captures beautifully from my VCR to my PowerMac using iMovie. It's a PCI card and comes with a 5-1/4" drive bay adapter (quite unique) so it can also be used as a front-mounted unit if your Mac (or PC) can take drive-bay mounted connectors. It's also less expensive than the -55 or -110.
     

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