3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for converting old videos to modern formats.
, 28 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Dazzle Video Creator Platinum HD (PC) (DVD-ROM)
Now a retired granddad, I bought this product to fulfill a promise to the children (very grown up now!) of converting lots of old family 8mm and Hi8 video tapes into a modern medium that they and their children can now watch and laugh at. My Win 7 64bit computer is kitted out with editing software already but it lacks any capability of capturing analogue video from an external source, hence my purchase of this product. I bought mine about a year ago but here on Amazon it's now available at a very good price. My experience of opening it and using it for the first time is documented on Youtube titled "Capture analogue video with DAZZLE hardware". It was simple and excellent at performing the one task I required but the package contains a lot more that I have never used. Lots of research indicated that it may perform in an uncertain way if used with Vista. Hence you will see that I installed it on an old XP laptop. After several days of extensive use I can confirm that it works fine and captures good quality HD video to avi files. I then transferred those files to my more powerful editing pc for editing and compiling into a DVD. I did not test the editing software supplied so my 4 stars represents "excellent for my purpose". As mentioned in other reviews it does not come with any cables but a quick trip to Ebay will solve that for less than £5. Footnote. Its been out on loan to several friends performing similar family duties.....all report trouble free use.
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