Suggestions for video capture card

  • Posted: 12 December 2011 05:02 PM

    Hi There,

    I’m looking to digitise some old video tapes, preferably using iMovie. (unless anyone else has suggestions for other software)
    Would the best solution be to put a dedicated video capture card in my MacPro & feed it from the VCR using Composite/S-Video ? Can anyone recommend a card ?
    Im using MacPro 2008 running OS 10.6.8, with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 video card, 8GB RAM, 3 HDD with 4TB storage

    Any help greatly appriciated.


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    Posted: 12 December 2011 07:37 PM #1

    Using an iMac, I don’t have easy hardware upgrades! So I went the external route and got a Canopus ADVC100 (now 110). It is seen by iMovie and others as a video camera, and (for my purposes) works really well.


    Laurie Fleming - the singing geek