What will the kit copy? What won't it copy?
You'll be able to copy all your own homemade videos and most things recorded from TV. Each shop-bought video we tried converted fine (Ivor The Engine, The Clangers, and the Bond movie Goldeneye)
Anything else you have, on what looks like a regular blank tape, should be transferable.
You can connect any older camcorder or VCR - we supply a one metre phono lead and a phono to Scart adapter.
How easy is it to use?
Just plug the Scart adapter into the back of your VHS video player, attach the phono lead, connect the USB capture device to the phono lead, plug the USB adapter directly into your Mac. Install software provided. Capture to Mac. Burn to DVD.
What spec Mac do I need?
Any Mac made in the last ten years will be fine providing it runs one of these versions of Mac OS:
Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7.5), Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Mavericks (10.9.5), Yosemite (10.10.5), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13.6) and Mojave (10.14). Not suitable for Catalina (10.15) or Big Sur 11
Technical info : The software supports PAL & NTSC devices. Both S-Video and Composite video inputs are supported by the software & USB hardware (we supply a composite lead). Even and odd fields are combined into single frames that can be captured at full frame rates for the applicable standard (VHS Upscaling). The maximum supported frame size is: PAL (UK & Europe) 720 x 576 (DVD quality) @ 25fps / NTSC (USA) 720 x 480 @ 30fps. Captures from PAL 50, PAL60 and NTSC_433 sources in colour - good for UK NTSC playback VCRs. Captures video & audio via a USB port to a standard uncompressed Quicktime .MOV or H.264 or MPEG-4 movie file. Our adapter performs time base correction on the incoming signal, which means even your wobbly & wavy 1980s wedding video can be transferred, providing it plays back okay on a TV. You can attach VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8 & Mini DV camcorders via RCA phono outputs, as well as any VCR with a Scart output. You can also attach more modern devices like, Freeview, satellite & cable, hard drive recorders - basically anything with a Scart output. Also, if you have an older pre-Scart Betamax or VHS player with separate Video & Audio out sockets, we can supply a free BNC bayonet to RCA phono adapter, just ask.
In addition to the USB adapter, we also supply a Scart adapter and a one metre long RCA phono plug to plug lead with all orders, so the kit can be used with all VCRs and camcorders.
Compatibility can be checked using the VideoGlide For Mac OS X demo mode. Simply click the 'Download' button on the right, and install and run the software. VideoGlide devices allow the capture of video from almost any video source including VCRs, cam-corders, DVD players, personal video recorders, digital cameras, etc. Mar 12, 2020 I ordered the Mac compatible version of this product. All recent Mac OS's are 64 bit exclusively. I am currently using Mac OS Catalina. The Software that came with the order is 32 bit. It would not download on my Mac. I searched the Diamond website for a 64 bit compatible download but could not find one.
Our kit will grab from any VCR or camcorder at DVD resolution with no loss of quality. It will keep recording until you run out of hard drive space. Video & audio will stay in perfect sync. Edit using iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Burn to DVD using iDVD or Burn OSX. The DVDs you make will play in any DVD player.
We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard and Paypal using the 'Add to Basket' button below. We're based in Knutsford, Cheshire & have been supplying computer goods by mail order since 1989. Please email any other questions to [email protected]uk or call Tim on 01565 640739. Order before 1pm Monday to Friday and we'll post your kit the same day.
All UK orders are sent by Royal Mail's 24 hour 'Signed For' post. Prices include VAT & we supply a receipt. All hardware is new and includes one years warranty. If you aren't completely delighted with Video-2-Mac you can return it for a full refund.(Please return within 28 days of receipt).
COVID-19 Update: We're still sending out orders daily by 1st Class Royal Mail post.
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Old Version of Video-2-Mac Kit £39.95 inc VAT
Includes 1st class UK postage
200+ in stock.
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