Ads Tech Instant DVD + DV for PC (VHS to DVD/VCD Converter) General Features:
Capture video from your digital camcorder or TV, through the USB, RCA (Composite) or S-VHS video inp
Archive home movies to VCD, SVCD or DVD, creating interactive videos with scene & chapter menus
Use the built-in software to add special effects, title, Music and more -- you can even make your ow
Temporal and spatial video pre-processing filters remove noise from Broadcast signals or old VHS tap
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Now there is a fun and easy way to get all of your old VHS tapes on to CD and DVD media so you can preserve your family memories for a lifetime. Capture, edit and share your home movie collection on video CD or DVD media and easily share with friends and family. This ADS Tech Instant DVD+DV is the fastest and simplest way to get your home movies on CD or DVD media. One simple USB connection to your PC and plug in your DV Camcorder or any analog video source and you are ready to archive all your home movies. Start preserving your past memories for the future today with this ADS Tech Instant DVD+DV!!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought the ADS Tech Instant DVD +DV after reading some great professional reviews in some of the online magazines. I was really excited to get this product. I now wish I'd paid more attention to the actual user reviews, as near as I can tell the people writing the magazine reviews must have never actually tried to use this product. Put simply... it doesn't work. Believe the user reviews, this is a bad product. I wanted to transfer some old VHS videotapes to DVD, and I also got the +DV option thinking that it would be a nice way to add Firewire capabilities to my USB 2.0 based system for use with my new Digital camcorder. The Instant DVD box failed miserably to deliver on either of these goals. Using the DV input with my digital camera I had strange artifacts start to appear on the screen. There were weird blotchy sections that started out small, but then grew as the capture progressed until half the screen was covered. While transferring my old analog VHS tapes, certain...
ADS touts the Direct to Disc feature which Ulead DVD Movie Factory provides, where you can burn straight from a video source to DVD without going through the lengthy process of first capturing to an MPEG2 file then mastering a DVD. This is a feature similar to what a stand-alone DVD recorder for your television would allow. However, this feature only works from an analog source. If you try to do it straight from a DV source, the audio and video will not record smoothly. It will cycle through insanely fast, where everyone sounds like a chipmunk and moves at lightning speed, then pauses, then back to fast again. I've contacted ADS about this problem, and they instructed me to contact Ulead. I contact Ulead, and they tell me to download the latest ADS and Ulead drivers and patches. As of 12/13/03, I have all the latest drivers and patches from both companies posted on their respective websites and they still do not work. I've tried it on two different computers, one of which was...
I can't really add too much to what's already been said. The product doesn't work, tech support is non-existent. I bought it online, received it on a Friday, returned it the following Tuesday after reading about the tech support problems everyone else has been having. When I was installing it, as I plugged in the USB connection, I got the Blue Screen of Death and my computer crashed. When it rebooted, Windows told me the hardware was not designed for XP and that I should not install it. Hmmm, why then does the box for Instant DVD have the "Designed for Windows XP" logo on it? I went ahead with installing the updated software and drivers anyways. When I tried to preview captured video, I got nothing. A black screen. Could not get it to work or do anything. Tried capturing even without seeing anything in the preview in 2 different programs. After 20 seconds it stopped and told me the file was corrupted. And despite the fact that the unit was doing nothing, every time I had...
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