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TURTLE BEACH Video Advantage USB

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  • Transfer and edit videos to your PC hard drive as DV files, or directly into MPEG format to save time and hard disk space
  • Right-to-Disc Recording transfers DV files directly from camcorder to DVD in one simple step
  • Full library of slideshow tools for creating, editing and burning onto a CD
  • Batch capture and scene detect features let you split long videos into smaller, more manageable movie timelines
  • Sound clip library enhances your videos with music and sound effects

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Turtle Beach
  • Model Number: 1125-01
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Description

Video Advantage USB is a complete end-to-end solution for converting video from analog to digital format. Its combination of hardware and software tools allow you to transfer video from VCR and other analog sources to DVD, CD-RW and over the internet. The included software makes it easy to capture, edit and share your videos, while using an intuitive TimeLine or Storyboard -- select your favorite clips, then edit, add sound, titles and special effects to create a Hollywood-style movie. The compact, low-power design is easy to carry and eliminates bulky, inconvenient power adapters. Preserve your movies saved on VHS tapes in perfect digital format, then share with the world more simply than ever. Direct USB 2.0 connection to your PC or Laptop Multi-pin S-Video connector accepts composite video signals from analog VCRs or camcorders A/V inputs connect to analog VCR or camcorder to record audio from your video source PowerProducer Express transfers a movie or slideshow to CD or DVD and creates streaming video for the Web PowerDirector DE captures AVI or MPEG video, enhancing movies & slideshows with transitions, titles, effects, music and sound effects AudioSurgeon lets users record and edit their own sounds, view them as waveforms and change them visually Frame-accurate DV format video capture Supports NTSC and PAL

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0007PO3II
  • Item model number: 1125-01
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,227 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at February 4, 2005

Customer Reviews

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By BaPuters on August 9, 2005
Ahhhhhh. Ok. Well, I used the ADS DVD Xpress, and BOOO, it had a frequent interval of skipped sound, the unit got super hot, and the software sucked.

Enter Turtle Beach. Their Video Capture unit doesn't use external power (it uses the USB cable for power), is smaller, cooler, captures video without a lag unlike the ADS, doesn't get hot, and is just better all around.

The bundled software isn't very good, according to MaximumPC and user reviews on, so I use Intervideo's WinDVR3... their WinDVD Creator works well also.

So, this is probably the best unit for your money. Stay away from ADS Xpress...I'm not sure about their higher end models, but the Xpress version is horrible!

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John Sapovits on March 20, 2007
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I have several hundred movies I have taped over the years on VHS tapes and decided I wanted to transfer some of them to DVD before they started to deteriorate so I purchased the Turtle Beach Video Advantage USB.

The first consideration you should make in purchasing this device is whether your computer will be able to support the heavy demands of the Video Advantage USB (and transferring VHS to DVD in general). I had recently purchased an HP Pavilion Laptop with Intel Duo Core T7200 2.0 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and an 80 GB 5400 RPM hard drive. The laptop has done admirably in the capture process even though my hard drive is below the recommended 7200 RPM. You may want to consider the advice in the users manual to purchase a separate hard drive dedicated to video capturing. The size of the captured files is quite large (up to 10 GB for a 2 hour movie) so make sure you have adequate hard drive space and the hard drive is not highly fragmented. I would not even consider running the Video Advantage USB on my older Dell Dimension with a P4 1.8 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. Also beware -- Video Advantage USB does not "officially" work on Vista (although the Turtle Beach site has some sort of work around listed).

The actual Video Advantage USB has worked quite well -- I have experienced no dropped frames or sound. The mysterious "copyright error" others have mentioned has popped up but it has not caused problems (I notice it when I use the time limit function when capturing). I did have to buy an RCA adaptor ($2 to $3) as my VCR has only one audio output and the Video Advantage USB has two audio cables (they neglect to tell you this in the set-up instructions although it is on the Web site).

You also need to consider whether the provided editing software is adequate.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Antipolo on April 4, 2006
Do you like using hardware that isn't compatible with the software?
Do you enjoy pulling out your hair?
Is it about time you had a yelling fit?
Do you need a new prank to play on yourself?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then this product is for you! Yes, sirree, ladies and gentlemen. If you enjoy the frustrations involved in having a wonderful hardware product that doesn't work quite right with the software that comes with it, then I highly recommend this product.

On initial installation, everything works great. Even the software, although somewhat lagging, gave me satisfactory video and audio quality. The interface was very user friendly, and offered many options. I had no problems.

However, upon using it the second time, the product accuses me of copyright infringement, saying "that is a copyright movie, and will not be recorded." This was completely ridiculous considering I was trying to capture some simple analog video from a Hi8 camera -- the very same camera I used last time!

And that's not all, folks! There are even more ways you can shell out even more money to this company after paying for this product: they charge customer service over the phone. Quoting from their website: "Two Months Voice Support Package US$29.95 Please note that this service is for North American users only. The phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST."

If you want free customer service, you are stuck with the slow email response.

Imagine how much frustration you too can share when purchasing this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kennedy on January 28, 2006
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I was kind in giving it two stars since the Editing may work well, I don't know - never got that far. The Capture is terrible. They give you two capture options, PowerDirector and AD FullCap.

I got almost an hour into capturing my Hi-8mm analog 'home movie' tape using PowerDirector when an error popped up about the tape being 'copyright protected' and it stopped recording. The support FAQ on their site claimed in one Q&A that "legal liability of introducing a technology that would allow an end user to copy a work they do not own would be the responsibility of the manufacturer of said technology."

Yet then they tell you in another Q&A "...the protection feature was set to on, on the camcorder that recorded the original tapes. If so, make your capture in AD FullCap and save your file... Once you have our file saved, you can import it into Power Director." What happened to their legal responsibility? Anyway, I tried the capture from AD FullCap and it just did not work. Frames were jittery and frozen up as it recorded, and the audio was slurred, regardless of the different settings I tried.

Another feature that is lacking over the USB is camera control. I owned Pinnacle a few years back. It had some minor issues, but I liked how you could start/stop/pause the camera right from within the software. I may be going back to the newer release of Pinnacle after this.

It takes tremendous CPU and I/O resources. I have a P4 2.8Ghz w/512MB RAM. I even installed a second disk drive (small 40GB at 7200 RPM) as recommended by them to capture to. Still, it just doesn't cut it.

And more frustrating than the software itself is the Support! The other review on here nailed it about the fax. I emailed my issues, and wait on average 3 days for a response.
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