Transferring VHS to Mac has been discussed ad nauseam, but I wanted some opinions on the following devices before finally making a choice. I would also like to know whether you guys think the VCR, the Analog to Digital Converter or the actual editing software is the most important part of the process to achieving high quality archival captures. Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus $199.95 Link Turn your Macintosh into a television and DVR, comes with EyeTV software Seems like it isnt dedicated to the task of VHS capture, its main function is TV tuner for OTA HD broadcasting. Hauppauge HD-PVR $250 Link High-Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings, using a component video connection I have one, it feels cheap and nasty and didnt sync audio well when capturing component from tivo. Ive yet to try it on VHS material though. Canopus ADVC300 $474.95 Link Professional-quality Bidirectional Analog/Digital Video Conversion Seems awfully expensive for something that only handles S-Video at best, although general opinion of this device has always been positive round these parts Black magic Video Recorder US$149 Link Capture video direct to H.264 video files for your iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, YouTube and even full resolution video backups! The site looks the business, but Ive not seen any reviews for the tiny device. It does take component and S-Video but it is only USB and seems to come with its own editing software. DV Camcorders with digital pass-through Price: varies. Seems like a good option, as long as it has S-Video input. Im not sure if it would be as good as a dedicated Analog to digital converter. I plan to use the device with Final Cut, or if thats too fiddly, iMovie 6. The Elgato and Hauppauge will not work directly with these as they dont have firewire but the eyetv software that they use can produce DV footage for use with them. The VCR i have is a SVHS JVC.