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DIAMOND VC500 One Touch Video Capture, Edit and Burn to DVD USB 2.0 Adapter

  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Composite RCA or S-Video

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Learn more about the Diamond Multimedia VC500




Video Capture & Editing
CD-ROM Drive
300MB Hard Disk Space
600MB to 3GB per 1 Hour of Recording
Digital flat-panel (DFP) displays or DVI-I Compatilbe or digital CRT display or High-resolution VGA monitor
Interface: USB 2.0
Video Standards: NTSC/PAL

Push Button: Pres to start/stop video capturing

Video capturing formats: MPEG 4/2/1 formats
Video Inputs: Composite RCA or S-Video
Still image capturing: JPG or BMP formats

NTSC Video Capture:720x480 @30FPS
PAL Video Capture: 720x576 @25FPS

Burn support files to DVD/VCD
Arcsoft Show Biz video capture, editor and DVD creator


USB 2.0
Video System
NTSC 30fps 720 x 480, PAL 25fps 720 x 576
Video Format
MPEG 4/2/1
Image Format
Ports In
Composite RCA or S-Video


Intel or AMD CPU 1.4GHz or faster
1GB System RAM
Available Slot
Available USB 2.0 port
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows7, Windows XP, Windows Vista 32Bbit, Microsfot MCE


Easy to Use Capture by the Touch of One Button

Capture Video from Almost Any Video Source

Preserve Your VHS tapes with One Touch

Software included to burn full screen video capture, edit and create DVD

Capture directly from your gaming console and upload to YoutTube form one application

Stream and create your own on line videos using Dynno video streaming application

Package Contents

Package Contents
Video capture dongle
Quick start guide
Install CD
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Uwe S.
  • 2/23/2016 4:30:53 AM

1 out of 5 eggsMore or less useless

Pros: it worked for a few seconds

Cons: - Driver installation wasn't a problem but the software installation failed multiple times on Windows 7 64 bit, I used the manual to make sure to follow the instructions step by step
- After reinstalling the software it eventually could be opened in Windows to record for a few seconds only before it stopped automatically
- I used another old computer with Windows XP, there the software installed without any problems but the driver couldn't be installed

Other Thoughts: If it cost $10 I wouldn't complain, but at that price I expect up-to-date software that installs flawlessly and is usable.
I've checked for updates, nothing. The customer service page with frequently asked questions looks more like a yoke.
If you like a challenge to make things work you've paid for go for it.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/2/2016 3:19:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: It kinda works?

Cons: The video quality was poor and the frame rate was atrocious. I had to go to the website to get the program that actually captures the video, since it didn't come on the CD provided at all. The software that did come on the CD had the incorrect CD key printed on the sleeve and could not be installed. It was very frustrating to get this thing to work at all, and I work on PC's for a living.

Other Thoughts: I did only use one video output setting, but it was the one I wanted, shouldn't have to convert. Perhaps there's an incompatibility with Windows 10 (tried it on two computers, both had Win10)?

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  • Stephen K.
  • 8/26/2015 5:16:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery pleased.

Pros: It captures my 8mm video tapes without a problem, even on tapes that were in poor shape. I save the videos as MP2 format but you can chose from AVI or WMV.

Cons: In Windows 7 the drivers would not install using the setup installer. I eventually had to go into Device Manager to install them. Frustrating to say the least. Diamond needs to re-write the setup applications Secondly, the default device format is PAL1. If you are in the US, you need to change it to NTSC. This change took me a while to discover. After the change the capture worked flawlessly.

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  • Jacob G.
  • 3/19/2015 7:44:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes a good job.

Pros: Simple to set up. It gets the job done. I used to record all the old 8MM and VHS tapes we had for my parents.

Cons: Quality wise it is good for simple back up of old home movies but I would not use it to record anything else. Worth the money for backing up all them memories.

Other Thoughts: If backing up home movies it will take you down a trip of memory lane. Ha.

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  • Mikhail S.
  • 10/1/2014 11:59:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install and very easy to use. Capture video from any device

Cons: Software is a little outdated

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  • Steve F.
  • 5/25/2014 8:38:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Gave this to my father as a Christmas present a few years ago.
He has trouble understanding how to use his dvd player, but was able to use this with no trouble at all.
User-friendliness is a strength of this one.

Also, the generated video files are of good quality.

Cons: The ui of the software coming with it is pretty ugly, but hey, we're not buying this to look at the ui.

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  • michael d.
  • 1/22/2014 12:37:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked better than Honestech

Cons: Still dropped too many frames

Other Thoughts: I used this to capture VHS video. Just too many frames dropped on my home movies to be watchable. Since then I bought the Elgato Card, and have little to no dropped frames.

I don't know how well this device does for other capture scenarios.

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  • Scott O.
  • 1/14/2014 1:28:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt Works

Pros: It works as intended. Software is ok, but not stellar. Good enough to get the job done.

Cons: Would like more options for compression.
Older computers have hard time keeping up with the data.

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  • William M.
  • 1/7/2014 10:27:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Software included works like a champ, and install went without a hitch. The install is easy as ABC. Bought it clean off my girls DVR and create DVD copies.

Cons: N/A

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  • samuel s.
  • 12/15/2013 12:32:10 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great (Windows 7)

Pros: Got this to convert some old VHS tapes and old camcorder miniVHS tapes. Installed smoothly, usage is pretty straightforward. Quality looks fine. Great product for a decent price!

Cons: None so far....

Other Thoughts: Just make sure you plug it into a back USB port.

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