Capture Card

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nicholasandre, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. nicholasandre macrumors newbie

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    Hey all MacRumor-ers
    I am looking into purchasing a Capture card for mac. And I'm not sure how to begin. Any suggestions on what kind of capture card and what applications i can use it on? (iMovie perhaps?)

    I am looking to record old VHS to my computer. I have some old homemade movies. I also would be nice to know how to setup a game console to record.

    Thanks again
     
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Card?

    You have a mac pro or powermac with card slots?

    Or do you need a USB or firewire device?
     
  3. nicholasandre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes a USB or firewire please. Sorry i did not specify
     
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  5. BullBoyKennels macrumors member

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    Not sure what your trying to capture as many here have given good products to use, one that I use personally is the ADVC-300 that connents via firewire 400 but the inputs to it from other devices are componet or S/Video it's not a cheap item but works very well. You can check out Canopushttp://desktop.grassvalley.com/products/videoconversion.php

    Oh didn't see you want to capture game play as well, then with your options I would use the Hauppage HD PVR 1212 http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html Since it will let you record in HD as well.
     
  6. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    a DV cam with video input should also work as a DV bridge, converting the video in to DV.
     

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