EyeTV Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by magic.swordsman, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. magic.swordsman macrumors newbie

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    I am mainly looking to record console video game gameplay into digital form on my macbook pro. I don't know much about the different kinds of EyeTV's there were and I wanted to make sure I got the right kind. I'm thinking the kind i need is the Eyetv 250 Plus - http://www.eyetv.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/250plus/product1.en.html

    But if I could buy one of the cheaper ones to do the same thing (record video games) then I would rather do that. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    The Hybrid will be fine for recording your video games (speed runs perhaps?). For video encoding/compression done outside of the computer is what the 250 would do.
     
  3. magic.swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it was mainly for speed runs. So the 250 Plus would just be for putting it on a dvd is what you mean? Because I might need some sort of compressor since I was probably going to put the videos on youtube and stuff.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    No, the 250 has a processor on it for faster encoding. It reduces the amount of processor power needed.
     
  5. magic.swordsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh ok, I see. I'll probably just get the hybrid then. Thanks a lot for your help.
     
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    While we're on the topic.... how fast have you beat Mega Man 9? I've done it in about 49:50 or something. Lots of room for improvement.
     
  7. skynyrdcrazy macrumors newbie

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    eyetv VHS homemovies to imovie

    I've taken old VHS home movies and recorded them to EyeTV - now I want to edit them in imovie but imovie doesn't recognize the format. Any ideas?
     

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