AGP or USB video capture device to record from analog camcorder
Posted on 2004-03-24
Similar questions have been asked but I can’t find a good solution for my requirements. Perhaps some easy points on offer here!
Basically I have been given a nice camcorder that works perfectly except the tape mechanism is shafted. My plan is to use it as a top dorris webcam! Hence I’m looking for a cheap AGP graphics card or external USB 2.0 video capture device with S-VIDEO and composite inputs. I would imagine the AGP route is the best way to go as I would like to compress the recorded video and audio in real time and so the more resources available to the CPU the better. I would most likely be sourcing this product form eBay.
Quality wise I’m not looking for professional results but it would be great to be able to capture at whatever the native resolution is of the analog camcorder is.
As you might be able to tell, video isn’t something I know a lot about; I’m an audio man really. Any help would be much appreciated!