RCA video capture (cheeply)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chickenninja, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. chickenninja macrumors 6502

    chickenninja

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    im looking for a way to make videos from my component RCA game systems, I dont have a budget in excess of $60. im using a macbook so my options are USB and firewire 400. video source is coming from an NES so resolution need only be 640x480 but 1080i and S-video would be cool since my xbox does 1080i & S-video. im looking for anyway i can simply get my video source into my computer for editing, i dont care if it involves a go between like dvds or flash drives just as long as it works, however direct connection is preferred. or a redirection to a similar thread would be helpful.
    thanks
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I think El Gato's EyeTV should do the trick. Check their website for more info... http://www.elgato.com
     
  3. chickenninja thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, im still holding out for something cheaper... anyone got anything?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you happen to own a Mini DV camcorder. It will pass the analog vide out the FW connection. Free if you already have it.
     
  5. pprior macrumors 65816

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    Almost any (DV) camcorder will do this. If you don't own one, borrow one.
     
  6. chickenninja thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well I like the DV camera solution and the eyetv solution but own neither, someone should clue me into what "DV" stands for, i am considering getting a camera for high speed video capture, and slow motion. so i think i might go that route although tivo ability is tempting, im very suprised that TV tuners arent built into computers, i would have expected that long before wifi or bluetooth. anyway if anyone has buying tips for selecting a slow motion camera or would like to discus whether eyetv or a DV camera is a better solution. i hereby expand this thread to serve those purposes aswell. thank you everyone for your help thus far

    sincerely
    ~poster
     

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