Like the title say's.
I want to capture between 5-15 minutes of game play from older game consoles for demonstration purposes.
I don't need HD quality, composite &/or S-VHS input is good enough but I still want a decent vid cap & I need to cap in 4:3 or 16:9
with audio of course.
It can be either PCI or USB, USB would be nice than I can easily move it from PC to PC.
It must be W7 64bit compatible.
I would prefer it to be $40.00 or less as it will be basically used for the limited purpose of games, no restoration or the like.
I have been checking out a few USB devices, Sabrent, EZCAP, etc. but there are so many and so many conflicting reviews, although a lot of the bad reviews seem to be about things that leads one to believe the reviewer does not know his head from a hole in the ground.
Any recommendations from actual users would be greatly appreciated!!
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ATI TV Wonder 600 USB. I have one and it works quite well for for me to do TV captures from a cable box with Windows 7 32-bit. lordsmurf also says it is very good and swears it works perfectly using Windows 7 64-bit as well. There are Vista drivers for it and Windows 7 drivers from EMPIA that work if you edit the registry. I bought mine new in box from ebay. Here is a current listing for one.
Cool, that's one I did not come across yet.
I am going to have to look up some specs on it and see what else I can find out about it.
I will be using them on a quad core 3.?ghz (I can't remember offhand but my backup PC is over 3.0ghz LOL), with 4gb of DDR2 ram so that, I am sure, will be plenty for game capturing through USB.
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I just remembered something about older game consoles... Video output from the very old ones can be difficult to capture. You had best do some research before you buy a capture device to make sure you don't need something more expensive or nearly impossible to find to succeed with your project.
Well I have used my hauppauge wintv PVR PCI II 250 before and it worked fine, the only problem is I used it on my quad core which I used to have set up as a dual boot between W7 & XP because the drivers for it will only work under XP.
But I have since put in a new hdd with W7 64bit only.
I tried to install it on an old single core machine that I have a 20gb hdd on with XP that I use for older software and linux software, but the software is so buggy and I don't have much ram or space on the old XP machine and quite frankly, I am sick of farting around with the old hauppauge cards and their $H!T support/drivers.
But I don't have enough reason to throw $100.00 or more into a new W7 compatible HD card.
Although at some point in time I am sure I will, just not any time soon and not for this little project(s) I am doing once a week for older game footage.
Which is basically just for emulators running on an original Xbox.Originally a member since 2001, LONG LIVE TARAN's!!!
StarTech SVID2USB2 USB 2.0.
There are some screenshots from the device here:
There is some good Windows driver information under the heading "UPDATE: 1/29/2013" in a review for the StarTech's SVID2USB2 here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R13EG4H..._res_rtr_alt_1
Thanks for all the input!
That startech was one of the couple I was looking at, but on Newegg.
I was thinking about that one you linked to on Ebay, but then I thought, if it does not work correctly it would probably be easier and faster to return something to Newegg.
I ended up getting this one from Newegg.
It came thursday and I tried it out and it worked fine for my purpose.
But man, have I become spoiled since I went to all HD LED tv's and bluray players 2 years ago!!
Threw out all my CRT's and went all HD.
I am going to have to invest in an HD card this summer!!
Now on to my next dilemma!!
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