USB & COMPONENT H264 VIDEO RECORDER
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Spec Sheet (Acrobat pdf file)Capture video direct to H.264 video files for your iPod iPhone Apple TV YouTube and even full resolution video backupsVideo Recording for a new ageNow you can capture analogue video from VHS Video-8 video cameras and more direct to the H.264 file format as used by iPod iPhone Apple TV and YouTube . Blackmagic Video Recorder plugs directly into your computer s USB and includes easy to use software. Get the highest quality video capture from any component video or regular video device. Blackmagic Video Recorder eliminates time consuming processing because it captures into the native file format of your mobile device. It can even copy to iTunes ready for syncingHighest Quality Video CaptureRegular video input is included plus you can select super high quality component video for incredible quality movies. Use regular video input to capture from VHS machines televisions Video-8 cameras and any other composite video device. Use super high quality component video for capture from set top box's DV cameras or DVD players*.Capture Direct For Your Mobile DeviceTo make capture easy simply select the device you want to capture for. The Video Recorder software will automatically set the size and quality for you If your using a custom device then just enter the resolution and data rate you need for your media files and Video Recorder will take care of all scaling.Easy Cropping ToolsSometimes analogue video has black borders or VHS switching at the bottom of the picture. Easily adjust the cropping to make perfect movies every time Simply slide the cropping tool along until any artifacts are removed. This means all your captured media will be pixel perfect without annoying black lines at the edges.Exciting Recording OptionsFor recording videos automatically you can set the recording time so you can walk away and recording will stop at a specific time. If your uploading movies t
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I recommend it... definitively!
The description on the product sounded exactly what I was looking for. I use Blackmagic products in my work all the time and thought it would be the prefect thing to use.
When the item arrived, I was a little gutted I needed an extra cable as the unit only had 2 audio jacks (left and right) and for video YUV. A quick look on Google and I couldn't find a Lighting to AV connector with YUV only an HDMI output. I called Apple and they said something like that doesn't exist. I spoke to Blackmagic and wanted to find out how they captured the feed from an iPhone with the unit. They're tech team told me that they did this on iPhone 4S with the AV connector that does have YUV. They said this unit will not work with the iPhone 5/5S or 5C.
It's a shame it's not mentioned on the description but I'm guessing it was an oversight from Blackmagic too as it doesn't say anywhere on the description that this unit wouldn't work on these devices.
Shame. On to the next solution!
Bought this item a month ago and it is still causing constant hassle. No Im not a technophobe and I know what Im doing. First of all beware this device stupidly only works for apple mac's only so please watch out before purchasing secondly it is nearly impossible to set up this thing with your xbox 360 as one it wont work if you have a hdmi cable and component in at the same time, this means that 1) I cant play with full hd and 2) I have buy 5 av splitters and another pointless cable so that I can play on the tv, record but in 720p which at this point looks pixilated. Please beware when buying this product and I hope maybe things are better for you.
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Over the space of about two weeks I have converted our entire (large) collections of VHS tapes over to H.264, which is a huge saving over the time it would have taken to bring them in as DV and encode them to H.264 using iMovie or something similar. I have a Sony Media Converter and had tried that for a few TV shows, and it is a painful route because H.264 is a resource hog. However, this unit converted them in real time and at a quality that is on-par with the original tapes. What I did was:
1. Connect the VCR to the video converter by RCA jacks (it does support component or s-video, if you player does).
2. Connect the video converter to the laptop USB-2 port
3. Install and update the software.
4. Select Full Res and then change the bit rate from 2.0 to 3.5MBPS**. It does not make a huge difference, but I have a lot of hard drive space.
5. Check how long the movie/show plays for, add 1-2 minutes, and type that into the auto stop box on the converter.
6. Start the tape and then press the big red record button.
7. Walk away and leave it to record.
** Options are available to tweak sound, color, brightness and cropping, but in most cases I just used the default settings.
It really is that simple and the quality is great. I have seen a number reviews complaining about how bad the HD quality is when this is not designed for use with HD. You can record from HD sources, but if the unit tops out at 3.5MBPS, it is not going to handle 1080p or 720p for that matter without some losses even though the AppleTV configuration option is available. You have to use the right tool for the job and this is superb for standard definition quality inputs such as VCR or most none high definition television signals. Having said that, if you accept it has limitations you will be happy with the price performance of this little units, even with HD signals, if you are planning to view it on an iPod/iPhone or something similar. Consider that more advanced encoders such as those by canopus can costs hundreds of dollars more, and generally require a two step process to get them in to H.264, and without a H.264 accelerator, that step can take huge amounts of time compared to this realtime unit.
After 3 hours I had a glitch - couldn't record. I phoned Black Magic tech support and after 20 minute wait (on a Monday), they set me straight. A file had to be deleted from my library and the software re installed.
This gadget let me digitize my minDV tapes without going thru FCPX or iMovie neither of which was doing the job. The resulting H.264 files can be easily loaded into FCPX for editing or go straight into archives.