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A lot better than what other people say it is,
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This review is from: Diamond VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device (Personal Computers)
Luckily, I didn't listen to the other reviewers here and actually checked the reviews on Newegg. Glad I did, this product is awesome! The quality is great (however, you must change the the output settings to something other than default of VCD [read the manual on how to do so]). It doesn't have Vista support (but being a gamer, I am staying on Windows XP).
The VC500 is great for recording gameplay on videogame consoles.
It's best if you do install the Software that comes with it. Movie Maker has a hard time capturing from this device, but the software that comes with this works a lot better.
If you are trying to decide whether to buy the Pinnacle Dazzle or this, I would suggest you buy this because:
1. It's cheaper
2. The quality is the same, if not better than the Dazzle
3. The Live Preview allows you to play console games in full screen
4. The software is high quality
5. Comes with a RCA Audio/Video Cable (which is one less purchase to make)
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Initial post: Jan 30, 2009 8:51:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 30, 2009 8:52:20 PM PST
S. Shin says:
How do you play console games with this in full screen?
As I know the biggest resolution you can get with this device is only up to 720x480 @30FPS for NTSC...
Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:56:05 PM PST
It does support Vista. It's the first computer I tried it on and I had no problems. Worked directly out of the box.
Posted on Apr 18, 2013 8:59:13 AM PDT
I agree with your comment.
Sometimes people don't take time to learn how to use it.
I'm one of those people who's guilty of that.
But I also am willing to read up on it as that's why I'm here now.
Especially if I paid for it.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 9:00:27 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 22, 2013 4:56:05 AM PDT
So how did you get it to record without the "encoder internal error R: video 2" that everyone else (including me) is getting? I've tried multiple VHS tapes, decks, AND computers, and keep getting the same error message from this piece of junk.
Posted on Jul 24, 2013 10:36:52 PM PDT
does this work on Xbox?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 9:14:14 AM PDT
No From what I can tell, it doesn't work on anything. I managed to get it to run on an old Vista box, but the video and audio were BADLY out of sync.
Posted on Dec 22, 2013 1:10:29 AM PST
Steven Fong says:
This person is full of crap. The software is absolute garbage and the video quality is at best mediocre.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 8:43:04 AM PST
Not spending that kind of money. No thanks.