video capture tools

wiredsc

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 23, 2004
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England
Im not too sure what to call what im after.

I am looking for prices on a converter that attaches to the AV plugs on the back of a VCR and into the firwire on the mac, so I can capture video in my editing program. Ive checked a few electric stores, but nothing so far.

Any suggestions?

a store in the UK would be best.

thanks
 

iTron5

macrumors newbie
Mar 3, 2005
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I believe these 2 products fit what your looking for, now i've never dealt with the companies selling these, so you might want to search around the net for someone selling them. I have used a version of the pyro one before and it worked well, it brought video directly into imovie. I've read good things about the canopus one as well. I think pinnacle also makes one called the moviebox maybe, not sure on the name. I think that one is cheaper then these 2.


http://www.videoguys.com/pyroAVlink.html

http://www.firewire-1394.com/canopus-advc-110.htm
 
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wiredsc

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 23, 2004
51
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England
Thanks for that, the site looks cheap and tacky, but the products look alright. I got a good idea on the price now too, which is what I was after, thanks for your efforts cheers.
 
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cubixcrayfish

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Mar 21, 2004
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I just ordered my Canopeus- ADVC-55


I heard the moviebox has low quality and drops frames, I will let you know if I like the one i get

CCF
 
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freiheit

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Jul 20, 2004
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California
I'm quite happy with my Canopus ADVC-50. Captures beautifully from my VCR to my PowerMac using iMovie. It's a PCI card and comes with a 5-1/4" drive bay adapter (quite unique) so it can also be used as a front-mounted unit if your Mac (or PC) can take drive-bay mounted connectors. It's also less expensive than the -55 or -110.
 
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