I have bought an EasyCAP

So i have a lot of family videos on several analog media (VHS-C, Super VHS, Hi-8 and 8mm) that i want to finally convert to something not so vulnerable to aging, DVD being an option but Blu-Ray saying “me! me!” on my head.

Even the fact that I have several workstations with professional level video capture devices, those machines are usually working doing renders or any other thing and is not that I can waste days capturing all that media there, so i decided to buy one of those EasyCap devices on eBay and give it a try.

The specifications are pretty outstanding for what it is, and specially, for the $15 price… AND it is compatible with Mac OS (by using the non-free VideoGlide app) which makes it even better.

Just some highlights:

  • Complies with Universal Serial Bus Specification Rev 2.0
  • Supports NTSC, PAL (B), Video format
  • Video input: RCA composite or S-Video
  • Audio input: Stereo audio (RCA)
  • Dimension(Main Body): 8.8cm x 2.8cm x 1.8cm typical credit card size is 8.5cmx5.4cm)
  • Powers by USB 
  • Supports high quality video resolution for 
  • NTSC: 720 x 480 @30fps
  • PAL: 720 x 576 @25fps

Im still waiting for it to arrive, and i will post several video examples and personal impressions as soon as i get it.

2 Responses to “I have bought an EasyCAP”

  1. So would you recommend it? I’m really interested in whether it really works or not and what kind of quality it produces.

    by paco, April 24th, 2009 at 10:12 am

  2. I got one too. When I purchased it, on Ebay, the seller posted over 10 available, then after the purchase went through, I recieved an email from the seller, that they were out of stock and it whoul be shipped from China and would be 2 weeks. After I installed the drivers and software the capturedevice worked just as promised. The problem is that the software dosen’t work well. The capture is jerky, frame rate too slow. You will have to use some other software. I ended up using Windows Movie Maker. It recorded the capture, but it and XP dosen’t know what a DVD is. (it just wants to record to CD) The movie I’m trying to put on DVD is too large for the CD. So I’m stuck again. I’m going to try my Mac.

    by Jamerd, August 14th, 2009 at 1:21 pm