Best USB Video Capture Device (windows)


    Dec 12 2006 | 11:25 pm
    Hi all,
    I'm looking for the best USB based video capture device for jitter on windows. I have experience with Hauppague products but wonder of others have successfully used Dazzle or Pinnacle products. I prefer USB/USB2 devices over firewire for compatibility reasons.
    thanks, d_s

    • Dec 13 2006 | 12:22 am
      Hi,
      I've used pinnacle hardware, being the previous versioin of http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Dazzle/Dazzle+TV/Dazzle+to+go.htm , but that's actually the same as this Dazzle: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Dazzle/Dazzle+Video+Archiving/Dazzle+DVD+Recorder.htm , ... without the built in tv - tuner. This worked just fine for me no problems at all. Except that i had to switch the device from *tv tuner* mode to *analog video input* - mode, which could apparently only be done by installing the software that packaged with it ... drivers...> another device i ended up using, is something they're selling in my home country *belgium* at *fnac* stores, it concerns this product: http://www.topachat.com/pages/detail2_cat_est_micro_puis_rubrique_est_w_acq_puis_ref_est_inf355.html .... This is basically just AV >> USB and also works just as well, if it is only used for that purpose. Only problem is that i don't think they're selling this worldwide... The reason i'm posting this is, while using these two devices together i stumbled upon repeated *blue screens*... i puzzled this out and came to the conclusion that both devices needed to use different versions of the same *audio and video stream through USB* driver. ....... so my point is this
      if u're running win xp, and want to import video through usb multiple times, use one type of device. that could save you quite some trouble.
      gr ddddd
      Damon Seeley wrote: > Hi all, > > I'm looking for the best USB based video capture device for jitter on windows. I have experience with Hauppague products but wonder of others have successfully used Dazzle or Pinnacle products. I prefer USB/USB2 devices over firewire for compatibility reasons. > > thanks, > d_s > >
    • Dec 13 2006 | 7:03 am
      Hey guys,
      Rich here from Belfast, wanted to do a quick survey on which projector I should buy!
      Need a low to mid range projector, will hire big ones for individual gigs but need something that will do for VJ and presentation work!
      What are your expert opinions??
      All the best
      Rich
      > > Hi all, > > I'm looking for the best USB based video capture device for jitter on windows. > I have experience with Hauppague products but wonder of others have > successfully used Dazzle or Pinnacle products. I prefer USB/USB2 devices over > firewire for compatibility reasons. > > thanks, > d_s >
    • Dec 13 2006 | 2:49 pm
      We just got an Epson S4 for Share and I'm very impressed with the picture. Bright, good color, and very fine contrast-- all for 700 or 800USD, IIRC. It doesn't do horizontal keystoning, which is a boon for the itinerant visualist; however, all the ones that do are twice the price.
      best, dan
      -----Original Message----- From: Richard Grehan Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 07:03:56 To: Subject: [jitter] Projectors
      Hey guys,
      Rich here from Belfast, wanted to do a quick survey on which projector I should buy!
      Need a low to mid range projector, will hire big ones for individual gigs but need something that will do for VJ and presentation work!
      What are your expert opinions??
      All the best
      Rich
      > > Hi all, > > I'm looking for the best USB based video capture device for jitter on windows. > I have experience with Hauppague products but wonder of others have > successfully used Dazzle or Pinnacle products. I prefer USB/USB2 devices over > firewire for compatibility reasons. > > thanks, > d_s >