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StarTech SVID2USB23 USB S-Video & Composite Audio Video Capture Cable w/ TWAIN Support

  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • 1 - S-Video (4 pin; Mini-DIN) Female 1 - Composite Video (RCA) Female 1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
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The SVID2USB23 offers an easy-to-use analog video/audio capture solution. It allows you to record video from an S-Video or Composite video source, as well as the accompanying two-channel RCA audio to your Mac or Windows computer, as digital media. The support for various video capture inputs (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, Betamax, and VHS) delivers the maximum flexibility. The support for both Mac and Windows operating systems ensures convenient cross-platform compatibility. The SVID2USB23 provides a 30 fps analog video capture capability, and also offers a Snapshot function.

The ultra-compact, lightweight USB-powered design offers great portability for on-the-go applications. In addition, the SVID2USB23 offers plug-and-play operation, and does not require a power adapter.

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  • newegg Capture analog video and audio simultaneously The SVID2USB23 enables you to capture analog video, as well as the accompanying two-channel RCA audio to your Mac or Windows computer, from an S-Video or Composite video device.
  • newegg Support for video capture This video capture cable lets you record analog video to your computer from different external sources, such as a VCR or camcorder. It supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video capture. It also offers the perfect solution for Betamax or VHS video capture with real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 encoding, as well as TWAIN support, to ensure compatibility with a wide range of systems and software.
  • newegg Incredible video capture capability This easy-to-use device delivers an up to 30 fps analog video capture capability at a maximum resolution of 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL). The Snapshot function also allows you to capture still images from video.
  • newegg Great compatibility This analog video capture cable supports a broad range of operating systems, delivering seamless analog video capture for Mac computers (OS 10.X), and Windows 7, Windows 2000/XP(32/64-bit), and Windows Vista(32/64-bit)).
  • newegg Maximum portability The compact, lightweight cable fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, and can be easily connected to your desktop or laptop computer through USB 2.0. It provides a conveniently portable video capture solution that's more than suitable for use with laptops and desktop computers alike.

Learn more about the STARTECH SVID2USB23




Video Capture & Editing
USB 2.0


Up to 30 fps motion capture capability at maximum resolution of 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)

Snapshot function allows you to capture still images

Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM

Choose from MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video encoding

Features TWAIN support for use with various software titles

Small and lightweight design offers convenient portability for on the go applications

Plug and Play device installation, requires no power adapter


Ports In
1 - S-Video (4 pin; Mini-DIN) Female
1 - Composite Video (RCA) Female
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
Ports Out
1 - USB A (4 pin) Male
Color: Black
Enclosure Type: Plastic
Industry Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Video Encoding: MPEG 1 and MPEG 2
Maximum Analog Resolutions: 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 480Mbps
Product Height: 0.55 in [14 mm]
Product Length: 3.15 in [80 mm]
Product Weight: 2.47 oz [70 g]
Product Width: 1.34 in [34 mm]
Humidity: 5~85% RH Non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Chipset ID: eMPIA EM2860

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/ XP(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)


Package Contents
1 x USB Video Capture Cable
1 x Driver Installation CD
1 x Software Installation CD
1 x Instruction Manual

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

Customer Reviews of the STARTECH SVID2USB23

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  • Devon C.
  • 7/15/2014 12:38:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Simple to install. Works perfectly. My company uses these to capture live video from inside our attraction to sell to customers, we have installed 100+ systems with this video capture device and not had a single issue with them.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The other reviewers for this item are all ridiculous, they are giving a product 1 star because they don't know how to use it or don't have a computer that is capable of video capture....

Like I said I have used over a hundred and haven't had a single problem. Installing the drivers is a snap, simply plug the device in and run the setup....not sure why people find this difficult to do.

If you want a great AV capture device to hook up to an external source, look no further you have found it.

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  • Mike M.
  • 9/8/2013 10:19:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStarTech Use

Pros: The device works well out of the box. Have used this with Livestream, Skype, as well as with producing software such as VidStudio

Cons: The Video cable is very flimsy I bought one and it broke, I had to buy another and then had StarTech Cross ship a replacement and then the Second one started developing problems.

Other Thoughts: StarTech worked well to replace the device, but it just does not stand up to being used in several different settings, (i.e. the wear and tear of taking it up and resettting it later, etc.)

Great thought, just wish it was more durable.

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  • Vanessa F.
  • 1/30/2013 7:15:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTurn Away

Pros: Shipping Next day service was quick. --only pro

Cons: Didn't work at all. Unless you are technological literate you can try to figure out how to get this item to work; if your not you are S.O.L. I was able to get the driver installed that is only if you have the device plugged in even at that it took a couple of times to get the driver to install properly (Win 7 64-bit). The software that came with it didn't even work. I had my camcorder plugged in and no picture was being captured. I'm assuming there was a compatibility issue with the Sony Camcorder and this item. I'm returning this item for $45 its not worth the hassle to figure out how to get the device to work. And even MORE disappointed that I'm not getting a full refund either and had to pay for shipping label. This is the first and last item I purchase through Newegg!

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  • keenan b.
  • 10/8/2011 2:40:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggskasey

Pros: good service except See thoughts.

Cons: Loaded system on new i7 8g mem laptop win 7 64 ult
Plugged in cables and tried My Sony Vega movie program.
Connected to sat receiver composite out.
Recognized devise but could not activate or use.
Loaded video program supplied with startech.
Recognized devise but would not activate or use but sometimes sound.
Connected VCR player would not connect or use.
Device manager shows two device drivers.
Sony or coral video programs would not see device if I disabled one of the drivers at a time. Must need both to work.
Most Driver details are for Vista or win 7 32 system.
Need a fast high speed system to capture video and this is not recommended. I give zero eggs.

Other Thoughts: lan crashed before first purchase.
2nd attempt to order was ok but got prompt all ready ordered
clicking on order numbers provided says order not in system
so completed order for product.
Got two email confirmations. Tried to stop one order but new egg system says busy try later.
Called support and man said one order will be cancelled.
parcel post delivered two startech's

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the experience that you have had with your SVID2USB23 & for any inconvenience this may have caused. We were very surprised to read your review as we have many very satisfied users of this product. It seems that the issue may be with compatibility, but we would need one of Technical Advisors to work with you to determine the exact cause in order to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

Our knowledgeable and experienced technical support staff are available for situations such as this, and so, if you would like further assistance with this product then please contact our Technical Advisory Team either by email at or by phone at
1-800-265-1844 and we will be happy to assist you with resolving this issue. Customer Advisory Team

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