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elgato 10020840 Video Capture for Mac, PC, iPod and iPhone

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Converting video from your camcorder or VCR to iTune-ready files has never been easier. Just attach the Elgato Video Capture for Mac into your OS X 10.5.6 or later system, then plug your device into the S-Video or Composite video and audio ports and you are ready to go. The included software guides you through every step and makes editing a breeze.

It takes just one click to add the video to iTunes so it's ready to sync with your iPod or your Apple TV; to play in QuickTime; to upload directly to YouTube; or to open in iMovie ready for editing. A perfect combination of top quality video hardware and easy-to-use software, the Elgato Video Capture will give your multi-media experience a boost without breaking the bank.

  • newegg Turn Any Analog Video into iTunes-ready Files The Elgato Video Capture transfers video from any analog video source in the H.264 (MPEG-4) format that is ready for iTunes, iPod, YouTube, and iMovie.
  • newegg Easy-to-Use Software Assistant With easy-to-use Software Assistant, capture video and convert VHS tapes into high-quality digital files, record your favorite shows or movies from an analog video source and convert them to the iPod/iPhone/iMovie format, and choose how you will watch and share them.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The high speed USB 2.0 interface delivers up to 480Mbps bandwidth to facilitate real-time audio and video encoding and provides hot-swappable, plug-and-play capabilities for convenient connections to your computer.

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Video Capture & Editing
Elgato Video Capture automatically detects NTSC, SECAM, PAL, and PAL/60 video formats for worldwide compatibility.

Generated files can be synced with video capable iPods, iPhones and Apple TV and can be edited in iMovie ‘09 without re-encoding.


USB 2.0
Video Format
H.264 at 1.4 MBit/sec or MPEG-4 at 2.4 MBit/sec
Video resolution: 640×480 (4:3) or 640×360 (16:9)
AAC, 48kHZ, 128 kBit/sec


Mac Compatible
Macintosh: Intel Core processor
PC: 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU or Intel Atom CPU
Available Slot
USB 2.0 port
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
Windows 7


Turn Analog Video into iTunes-Ready Files

Put Family Memories on your Mac, and More

Video to your Mac from a DVR, DVD Player, or Set-Top Box

Package Contents

Package Contents
Elgato Video Capture hardware
Elgato Video Capture software (CD-ROM)
Cyberlink PowerOirector 8 (CD-ROM)
Proof of purchase key
Composite-to-SCART adaptor
Composite video/RCA stereo cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • Jeff M.
  • 6/15/2015 5:52:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth it.

Pros: Simplicity to use from both the hardware and software perspective makes it well worth the price. Basically just set it up, hit record and walk away. Very simply and easy to use. I use my computer for mostly gaming and messing with video is something I know nothing about. This thing does the work for you!

Cons: The software is a bit touchy. have a dual monitor setup and noticed that when I drag the recording window (while it is recording) to the other monitor to get it out of the way, it will skew the audio. I found it best to just allow time for recording and just walk away. Not even worth an egg in my opinion, though I was archiving short videos and could see how longer videos could definitely cause some anger.

The only other con for me was the price, it is high, BUT after looking at other products and reading reviews, nothing seemed quite as complete of a package as this.

Other Thoughts: Very satisfied with the results so far. I have been using it to backup some VHS tapes and its been great.

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  • David W.
  • 12/8/2014 8:49:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic product. Truly plug and play.

Pros: Over the years I've tried many different systems for transferring VHS family tapes to my computer. Elgato is by far the best and easiest I've ever used. I plugged in my 15-year-old VHS, attached it to my Mac, and started up the Elgato software. That was all it took. I've been importing 25-year-old tapes all day. As easy as pressing a button.

Cons: None.

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  • Michael K.
  • 2/7/2014 1:41:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsElgato Review

Pros: Does what the product description says- captures video.

Cons: Low Quality video capture (about 2.5 mb/s)

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend buying this. The capture bitrate is very low (around 2.5 mb/s) which will compress your image even further from its original analog quality. I would recommend another option like going to through a DV port from an old camcorder or DV deck or finding something else that will not give you such quality loss.

For quick and easy capture, go with the Elgato, but if you're a professional or expect high quality results I would stray away.

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  • michael d.
  • 1/22/2014 12:28:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFinally a capture card that works

Pros: Simple hardware/software to use. I own the Honestech 7.0 Deluxe, and the Diamond VLC video Capture. The Elgato far surpasses the others in hardware/software that works. The other two kept losing too many frames, and the video was unwatchable. I tried using the Elgato device with the Honestech software, and still too many frames were being lossed. The Elgato software worked better.

Cons: The Elgato software has very little settings available which is why I dropped an egg. Atleast I could pick the 16:9 ratio so I can watch it better on my TV and computer.

Other Thoughts: I had some problems at the beginning, but just decided to not running anything on my computer while it was capturing the video, and this fixed my problems.

If you are wanting to capture video from VHS, then consider this product over the Diamond VLC and the Honestech.

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  • Christopher W.
  • 1/20/2014 4:25:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt hangs my PC

Pros: Until the Video Capture s/w can be made to work for me, there's nothing positive to say.

Cons: The Video Capture s/w causes my Win7 Ulltimate desktop to hang hard about 3 seconds after starting it up.I am working with Elgato customer support now on it but they are SLOW to respond (days between responses) and their 2 attempts to assist so far have not been successful. Latest drivers were a pain to get installed - had an undocumented requirement on MSXML 4.0. Uninstall did not seem to remove everything that was installed. I think this will have to be returned to NewEgg.

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  • Danna K.
  • 1/2/2014 10:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGot the job done

Pros: Easy to use. Feels well built.

Cons: Record quality was questionable. Had to redo several of the videos I was transferring because the audio did not match the video when the video was finished.

Other Thoughts: One of the best solutions I have found for transferring your old home movies to digital format.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 11/27/2013 2:15:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every penny

Pros: Easy to use, easy to install

Cons: Sometimes the driver cuts on the Mac

Other Thoughts: I'd buy it again in a heart beat. Converted over 150 hrs of Hi8 video to digital with no problems.

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  • Taylor R.
  • 11/15/2013 11:09:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsElgato Video Capture

Pros: Works perfectly with OBS, and Xsplit. Though it takes some tinkering to get it set up

Cons: sometimes the audio will start getting some static but that's fixable. For streaming, you need to turn on the elgato software for the sound to work.

Other Thoughts: Works pretty well with capturing PS2, PS3, and GC, need to test it out on other consoles. I do not use this device to capture video, I just use it for streaming off of game consoles.

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  • Michael K.
  • 7/11/2013 6:40:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfectly

Pros: Simple setup, does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: Compatible with Mac OS and Windows 7 only.

Other Thoughts: Running Win 7 64 bit, this little gem was up and running in about 10 minutes. Setup was easy and transferring old VHS tapes to your PC couldn't be simpler. You'll pay a little more for this one, but its like they say, you get what you pay for.

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  • Shelby N.
  • 3/13/2013 10:35:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Amazing, powerful and simple to use. Works on my Win7 x64 so far and haven't been able to attempt on a MAC yet.

Cons: Wish it came with an S-Video Cable but who cares.. Also, it cannot and I repeat cannot scramble eggs properly.

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