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ENCORE USB Audio/Video Grabber III ENMVG-3 USB 2.0 Interface

  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Composite RCA and S-Video
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Learn more about the Encore ENMVG-3

Model

Brand
ENCORE
Model
ENMVG-3

General

Type
Video Capture & Editing
Interface
USB 2.0

Features

Features
Turn PC into Digital Video Recorder: captures video from any device with S-Video or composite AV output such as VHS/Hi8/DVD video players, camcorders and game consoles

Preserve Old VHS / Hi-8 Tapes: digitize your analog video collection before the tapes are no longer viewable

Real-time recording: support MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VCD and DVD format

Plug and Play interface

Simple to Use

Specifications

Video System
Signal Format: NTSC and PAL
Resolution:NTSC - 720x480, 352x480, 352x240, PAL - 720x576, 352x576, 352x288
AD Converter: 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter
Video Format
MPEG-1(VCD), MPEG-2 (DVD) and MPEG-4 (XVID)
(MPEG4 format only provide Full D1 and SIF resolution)
Audio
Audio Channel: Stereo
Input: L/R RCA
Sample Rate: 48KHz
Audio Data Rate: 224k bit/second
Ports In
Composite RCA and S-Video

System Requirements

System Requirements
One free USB 2.0 port
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
Processor
Intel Pentium 4 CPU running at 2.0 GHz or faster
Graphics Card
1024x768 Graphic Card, DirectX 9.0 compatible or higher
Memory
Minimum 128 MB memory
Minimum 100 MB free hard disk space, 5400 RPM or greater
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 8 / 7 / XP; Windows Vista

Packaging

Package Contents
ENMVG-3
Installation CD
User manual
USB extension cable

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Raymond G.
  • 7/26/2014 11:25:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: Cheap, image is OK

Cons: Software is very limited in features and the resulting video files are huge in any format. The drivers are not compatible with most other software, Although I was able to get VideoVelocity3 to work OK. Other software crashes my WinXP system when used with this device. Drivers are not a problem with the AverMedia EZMaker7 I just bought from NewEgg

Other Thoughts: If you can get this unit to work with other software like VideoVelocity, this device is a good deal. Otherwise spend a little more money and get a more compatible device.

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  • Greg V.
  • 6/30/2014 4:33:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works just as intended

Pros: This device is very easy to set up and the software included is adequate with different levels of video recording quality you can choose from.
The price was also very reasonable.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've been using this ENCORE USB Audio/Video Grabber III every night for about a week now to transfer some 'ancient' family video tapes to my computer and on to DVDs and it has worked flawlessly for that purpose.
The software included installed easily and is working fine in a Windows 7, 64-bit system.
Though the recordings are not of HD quality, neither are the video tapes I'm recording from, but the software included let's you select up to Hi DVD for recording quality, which is adequate for my purpose.
I give it 5 stars because it does a great job, you just have to understand what this device is and how it works. Keep that in mind and don't try to compare it to a HD video capture card, which this isn't

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  • Edward C.
  • 6/22/2014 11:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWin7 no...Win 8 yes

Pros: Works nicely with Win 8, plug and ply in fact. My Win 8 (online upgraded to 8.1) 64 bit likes the unit.
However, no device configuration of any kind, any drivers, will work on my Win7 pro x64 hardware platform. I.E.
i7 Sandybridge 2600K
8GB DDR3 1333
128GB OCZ SSD
MSI M/B
GTX260 216
Win 7 Pro x64

Works on the hardware platform of
Core2Duo E8400
4GB DDR3 1333
AsRock M/B
GT430
Win 8 x64

Cons: Went "Round the Driver Loop" installing drivers on Win 7.

Try installing from disc provided first, REMEMBER DO NOT Plug the device, because Win 7 will automatically and obstinately install it's own driver.
Reverting to...Video only, no audio driver and the software Will Not Record.
However the Win 8 driver works for both Video and Audio....

Other Thoughts: VHS tape is low resolution with static and don't expect much from it...records in 720 wide by 480 high

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  • Barry L.
  • 3/15/2014 6:53:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTransferologist

Pros: Absolutely fantastic. Does everything it should and more. Copies all my old VHS tapes, as well as most DVD movies to my computer. I highly recommend it.

Cons: Only problem is that each file it creates can only handle 2 hours of recording. Anything longer than that, it creates a second file, but you have to manually go from one file to the next in order to watch the whole original tape.

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  • Sean P.
  • 11/14/2013 7:44:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well with other software

Pros: Works as described.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I used it with Honestech VHS to DVD 4.0 without problems. If you have no audio/video, change the channel selector on the back of your VHS. If that doesn't work, change which output you're plugging the RCA cables into on the back of the VHS. My old cheapy VHS had two sets of outputs for audio and video so I tried one and didn't get any signal. Switched over to the other set and it worked perfectly.

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  • Connie O.
  • 6/2/2013 9:57:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsEncore Capture Card

Pros: works while it lasted

Cons: died after 6 months, cheap wire ends

Other Thoughts: should have saved up for a higher end capture card

* now running flawlessly with an elgato capture device

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  • Sarah F.
  • 4/22/2013 7:36:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscomplete junk

Pros: NONE

Cons: Doesn't work. I've spent a couple days trying to get it to work. Restarting, reinstalling, upgrading to no avail. Do Not buy this!

Other Thoughts: Wish I woulda read more reviews before I bought this one.

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  • Chris S.
  • 4/9/2013 7:58:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashes constantly

Pros: Works well when it works.

Cons: I tried this product on 2 machines. The first was running Windows 7 64 bit. The application hung, and could not be terminated. Then the machine could not shut down cleanly - shutdown hung as well. Then upon hard reset, the USB keyboard would not work unless unplugged and plugged in again. Then tried on an XP machine. It works well enough to do captures, and the captures look good, but the machine blue screens every few hours. No updated software is available at this time.

Other Thoughts: This product is completely unusable.

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  • Anthony F.
  • 4/8/2013 5:25:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsNot Good For XBox 360

Pros: - Easy to setup
- Nice Software

Cons: - Not compatible with XBox 360
- The capture size is tiny
- The video is so fuzzy you cant play games
- Completely useless if you want it for XBox 360

Other Thoughts: The customer service for this product seams to genuinely care but they can not offer any help for those with an XBox 360. I bought mine last month for around $89.99 on another site for use with my XBox 360 only so for me it was a total loss both for money & for what I bought it for. I can not speak on any other level then with XBox 360 as I don't use anything else that I can test it with. People on PS3 claim its awesome for them though.

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  • Chris W.
  • 2/12/2013 7:24:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Confirmed working on Win7 - 64bit with included drivers. Used it to interface CCTV to the PC and network using YawCam. Works great.

Cons: None

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