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Frame dropping forced me to return this.
on December 1, 2016
I converted a tape from my camcorder to PC. There was serious frame skipping and the sound was very choppy - enough that I thought my old tapes were bad. I continued and converted to MP4. Interestingly, the MP4 sound was NOT choppy so this was due to the capturing video and sound concurrently processing. Being unsure of the cause, I then ordered the VIDBOX PC Conversion. It's the same - USB to composite or S-Video. However, this captured the same tape on the same notebook PC (3GHz i5 with Nvidia GPU) without sound choppiness during recording and also without frame skipping or chopping during record or the subsequent playback of the capture. Except for the frame drop I'd say visually on the PC the capture quality of the 2 was comparable. I returned the Elgato because of the frame dropping. One thing better about Elgato is there is a post-capture edit feature to trim the ends of the saved video. Otherwise the software functionality was comparable.