ADS Technologies USBAV-190 USB Instant VideoCD - A lot of us have old VHS tapes lying around the house. Whether it's video of a family event, or a television special you wanted to save. The problem with VHS is that it degrades quickly, and transferring that footage to digital media can be expensive - until now! This external device allows you to capture your VHS tapes directly (and easily) to the popular VCD format. Then using the included VideoStudio 6 software, you can edit the footage, add titles, & more. When you're done, just burn the file as a VCD. VCDs can be played back in most DVD players!
Includes - A/V Cable, USB Cable, Media Share, & Teveo
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought the ADS USB INSTANT VIDEO CD as a stopgap measure. I wanted to preserve my old videos on a more permanent media than tape, but cannot afford to upgrade to a Pentium 4 machine with a DVD burner. I have a 3 year-old Compaq Presario with Windows 98SE, an AMD K6-2 500 processor, 256MB ram (8MB shared for video), a 6GB hard drive and an HP 12x CD-RW burner. I successfully installed the USB drivers for the input device and the Ulead Video Studio 6.0 SE software. Although I was able create a couple of VCDs so far, I would recommend a more powerful computer with a separate video card. But, if you're in a situation as myself, the USB INSTANT VIDEO CD package does a nice job, so far. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that the video CDs play in my Magnavox MDV435 DVD player, whose instructions stated that video CDs would not play on it. Some hints for fellow low-powered users: Before installing the USB INSTANT VIDEO CD programs and drivers,...
I was trying the device with Gateway lap top 3.2 GHz, 512M of memory, 80 GB hard drive, Windows XP professional. Installation was simple. Then I tried to capture video signal from my Sony video camera, and got an error message that something is the signal is too high and can not be captured (The actual error message was in plain English, I just don't remember it at the moment). I actually consider it not that bad because it did not hang and produced a clear error message, could be much worse. Then I've got a Panasonic VHS/DVD player, and started to play a VHS tape (NTSC) and got sound but no image. After that I've decided that it is time to read the manual, and in a few seconds I've realized that the unit is shipped with brightness and contrast set in software to zero. There is also a "default" button in the capture software which sets them to reasonable values. After I hit that button, I immediately got image. This is a frustrating but small thing. Then I started to capture and by...
I purchased this to transfer old analog camcorder movies to my computer and VCD. My system is a 1.4 Athlon, 40G HD, 512M, TDK 52X CDR, 32M Geforce II, far beyond the minimum req's. The unit installed easily enough and the learning curve on the included software is not too steep. I set everything up and began capturing. After fiddling with any number of capture settings, I could not get the unit to capture enough frames. It was consistently dropping 3 to 5 percent of the frames. This number does not seem large until you try to watch what has been captured. I went to the ADS website and that for the included software. There was a suggestion to turn off the audio preview during capture. I tried this and there was no change in the dropped frame rate. After a four hour evening of troubleshooting, I emailed ADS for help. I heard nothing the next day and emailed again. One week after the first email, I got a reply. I haven't read the reply because it arrived five days...
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