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External USB Video Capture Card - August VGB100 - Transfer VHS Home Videos to PC / Capture Xbox 360 and PS3 Gameplay / S-Video and Composite In
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- SAVE VHS TAPES TO PC - Save your precious memories from VHS tapes onto your PC hard drive
- CREATE DVD COPIES - Burn your video to DVD and watch back on your TV or send to friends and family
- RECORD RETRO GAMEPLAY - Connect to Xbox 360 / PS3 / Game Cubes and record any game play footage from consoles with SD video out
- CONNECT TO CAMCORDERS - SVHS and Composite AV in allow connection to almost any camcorder for use as a screen for monitoring or to record your footage to hard drive
- Save videos on computers running WINDOWS 10 / 8 / 7 / XP and from tapes in PAL / SEECAM / NTSC formats
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Transfer videos from VHS and camcorders straight to your PC hard drive. The August VGB100 video capture card is the simple solution for digitising your old analogue videos. Turn VHS tapes into MPEG's to preserve your memories. To transfer files from VCR's, DVD players, set-top boxes and camcorders simply connect them via the RGB or S-Video inputs and use the straight forward software to create digital video in your choice of format.
With digital files, you are free to share your memories via facebook and youtube, stream them to your Smart TV and create edited highlight reels using the provided software. With the VGB100, you aren't limited to digital video capture, audio and digital stills can also be created from your video tapes.,
Operating System: Windows 10 / 8 /7 / Vista / XP
CPU: P4 1.4Ghz or higher
RAM: 256Mb or higher
Graphics Card: 512Mb or higher
Free Hard Drive Space: 1Gb
Additional requirements: Microsoft DirectX 9.0+ / Sound Card / CD-ROM / USB 2.0 port In the box: 1 x August USB 2.0 Video Adapter 1 x USB Cable 1 x Quick Installation Guide 1 x CD-ROM
Output Formats: MPEG 1 /2 / AVI / WMV / ASF / MP4 / QTMOV / BMP
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A bit of hassle with connection, s-video connection was female on August VGB100 and JVC but luckily enough I had a male composite cable adaptor thingy (see photo).
Once the device was connected to usb port on the pc windows tried and failed to install the drivers. The mini cd contains Drivers a capture/edit program and manuals. I ran the set-up from the disk and everything worked great.
The software bundled (ArcSoft ShowBiz) is used for capturing and producing/saving VHS from the JVC to the pc in AVI file format then edited with windows movie maker.
The device does what it should with the use of an additional cable.
I’ve had to convert a load of old MiniDV, VHSC and Video 8 formats and ended up trying all sorts. But these are the ones I found worked best after a lot of trial and error (and wasting money).
If you're converting miniDV to a digital format, then you might be better off getting a IEEE 1394 firewire cable for a few quid instead assuming your miniDV camcorder has a firewire output. Most computers have a firewire input and the quality and download speed is far superior. I'm not an expert but I've just done about a dozen miniDV tapes using the IEEE 1394 cable and I'm very pleased with the results!
If you're converting from standard video VHSC then you're better off recording it to a DVD and then ripping the DVD itself. Just a tip for those of you with VHSC tapes and no VHSC camcorder. You'll be better off buying a VHSC cassette adapter (around £10-£15) and playing it in a normal VHS player. The adapter is simply a VHS sized cassette with a slot you can put the VHSC into (since the tape width of VHS & VHSC are identical). Then you'll need to connect the VHS player to a DVD recorder to record it. I had an old DVD recorder with built in Hard drive so I've recorded mine directly to the Hard Drive on the DVD Recorder.
CONVERTING Video 8 or Hi 8
Now I'm working on the Video 8 cassettes, but I had to buy a Video 8 camcorder from eBay for around £100. Seems like there's plenty of them for sale since everyone must be doing the same thing! I actually ended up buying a Hi 8 camcorder (which is a more advanced version of Video 8) so I can play video 8 and Hi 8 tapes on it.Read more ›
I tried to capture the video and audio with VLC and immediately ran into problems:
1. The S-video input gave only a monochrome picture although the composite video (somewhat lower quality) produced colour
2. The picture aspect ratio was roughly square instead of 4:3 and I could find no way to correct this
3. The resulting captured video was noisy (white flecks)
In fairness, the suppliers do not claim support for Linux, so running out of time, I resurrected an elderly Win XP machine and loaded up the drivers and the supplied software - ArcSoft ShowBiz. This was much more successful and did not suffer from any of the above 3 problems. However, despite the manual claiming that the video could be captured in several formats, dependent on the codecs installed, I could find no way of setting the format to anything other than MPEG-2. This plays OK on the likes of VLC, but is not the format I wanted and the file size is quite large at around 35-40MB per min. Transcoding to MP4 with ShowBiz is possible but with no control settings available it results in a file of double the size.
With no other options, I switched to capturing to AVI with VirtualDub, with a view to better quality conversion to MP4 (h.264 codec).Read more ›
When it arrived I was confused to find a mini disc. Fortunately the instructions tell you not to use the disc and to download the driver and the software from online instead which I did. I assume the disc is useless for me besides the serial key on it's case. I installed the driver and the software fine and proceeded to plug in the three cables into the USB and play through my Sharp VHS/DVD Player. Am I going wrong so far?
I opened up the software and attempted to capture, following the instructions about the inputs etc. However, nothing was coming through. Eventually we came to the conclusion that a S Video cable was also needed as the August VGB100 did not come with one but had a spare cable socket for one. A trip to B&Q later and I had an S Video cable and was trying to get a picture.
The next problem I had was the Video Standard. The VHS/DVD Player apparently uses PAL but the software asked for PAL_B, PAL_G, PAL_H, PAL_I, PAL_M and PAL_N. I tried all of them, alongside the other types in various combinations with the S Video cable or the 3 colour cables. Still nothing coming through except some static on PAL_M and N for the S Video cable or a blue screen for the 3 colour cables. Anyone know where it's all gone wrong?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For anyone wondering whether this will work under Linux: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I just plugged this in and it popped up on /dev/video1 and worked immediately without me... Read morePublished 11 days ago by N. Rowell
Marvellous piece of equipment. I avoided buying a £1000+ camcorder.
Best gadget I’ve bought for a measly £20 !
Works great at transferring from beta and Vhs to computer via usbPublished 1 month ago by P. Cavanagh
Excellent product, bought to use with a nest box camera. For those using Linux and wondering about compatibility, it worked straight away without the need to recompile the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy R Taylor
I had just bought an August TV capture USB device that gave an excellent picture, and expected this Video capture USB device to give equally good results from a TV recorder's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave W
Works a treat very pleased easy to set up no problems have been wanting to archive old tapes for years this is just the jobPublished 1 month ago by Richard McCormick