Elgato tells you that, but trust me, you can. I have done it several times. Just plug the coax out on the VCR into the coax in on the eyetv hybrid and set the software to channel 3 or 4 (whatever your VCR is set to). Play the tape and start the recording, and you're good to goSteamboat says, "they can both do VHS recording, but with the hybrid it really depends on your processing power."
?? According to Elgato's comparison chart (http://elgato.com/matrix/index.php) it seems that the hybrid won't do VHS-to-digital-to-DVD for conversions of old VHS videotapes. Soon I'll probably buy an iMac, which has plenty of processing power, but (if a Hybrid won't convert analog to digital files) wouldn't the 250 be necessary?
Does it show the VCR-content on the monitor, and also convert it into a digital file? If so, their "product comparison" is claiming their own product does LESS than it's able to do, which seems unusual. CraigElgato tells you that, but trust me, you can. I have done it several times.
It shows you whatever is plugged into the input, so long as the tape is running, you will see it in the eyetv window. It will record as some eyetv extension, and you can choose to export it as a Quicktime, H.264, and several other file options.Does it show the VCR-content on the monitor, and also convert it into a digital file? If so, their "product comparison" is claiming their own product does LESS than it's able to do, which seems unusual. Craig
Thanks for the information. What you say makes sense, because the Hybrid should treat analog video signals from any source (TV antenna, VCR tape,...) in the same way.It shows you whatever is plugged into the input,...
Posters in a thread at Apple Discussions seem to indicate that some artifacts occur due to RAM-limitations when converting analog to digital with a Hybrid, even if the CPU has enough power. Would these disappear with a 250? When you say "some of the videos look kinda bad" is this due only to the tape deterioration you describe (with Hybrid "doing the the best it can" with what's on the tapes) or do some artifacts/etc (or just a general decrease of quality) occur during the conversion to digital?...with an eyetv hybrid. The quality is decent, but some of the videos look kinda bad, mostly due to the physical deterioration after 20 years. You can't expect retail DVD quality unless the tapes are relatively new, they deteriorate depending on the quality of the tape and its age.