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Discussion in 'Mac' started by gekko, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. gekko

    gekko Peasant

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    Does anyone know of any good video capture devices?

    I run a site on Nintendo Gamecube, so video capture is critical once the system is avaliable. I would like an external device, it would make it easier for me.

    What would be best if i could get one that has inputs for A/V and hopefully S-video, then have that going out through Firewire to my Mac where i'll be importing it through iMovie (too cheap to buy anything expensive), and also have A/V or S-video outputs that can go to my TV. This allows me to capture all the game footage while still playing on a TV and not the little preview screen in iMovie.

    I've used Dazzle DV Hollywood Brdige, and it SUCKS. I got it, and it never imported anything. I went to their support forums to find tons of people having the same problems, and Dazzle unable to explain why it's not working. So don't recommend that :)

    Something like it would be perfect. If you have any auggestions please let me know. Something important to remember is the outputs back to your TV and also not capturing just video, but also audio.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    ack! I like to think I know everything about Macs... except for video capture and stuff. I can't help you there, sorry. :(
     
  3. zxcvbnm

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    Couldn't you pick up a video card with a video in like an ATI all-in-wonder? If you need to see on the tv at the same time you could get a splitter cable or something.
     
  4. gekko

    gekko Peasant

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    Those don't do sound, and you can't preview it on a TV at the same time.
     
  5. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    what i used for video capturing was a miniDV deck, it had inputs for anything you could possibly want to plug into it and the output was S-Video and Firewire.
     
  6. gekko

    gekko Peasant

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    Could you provide me with a url to see that?
     
  7. Vokbain

    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    For TV-Compo video capture I just connect my TV into my 6500, and grab it with Apple Video Player. But I havent done that in about 4 years, so ...
     
  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    The All-in-wonder isn't for Mac... I don't think.
     
  9. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    the radeon version isnt, but the rage 128 has a mac version
     
  10. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    well, at the apple store, there is a box made by sony that converts Analogue signal to digital... so it can go from s-video etc to Firewire and vice versa
     

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