: Number of User Reviews: 12
Reviewed by: abyssean from LA on Mar 7, 2004
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Does what it says it does.
Weaknesses: Software is a "lite" version.
Summary: The installation of the card, driver, and software went very smoothly. So far I have dubbed one video and it looks fine. There were no problems and the entire operation is very efficient.
Reviewed by: erginguney from CA on Oct 15, 2004
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: Trouble-free driver and hardware operation. Full quality analog capture capability (720x480 pixels at 29.97 fps). Unbelievable price.
Weaknesses: Only one I can think of is, no direct support for preview during capture at highest resolution. I saw this using Virtual VCR, but the "smart tee filter preview" option takes care of this perfectly.
Summary: I got this card for digitizing my accumulated camcorder tapes. I haven't actually started the process, but the initial experimentation shows that it will work smoothly for it. I stayed away from installing the included capture/editing software after reading too many complaints about it in user reviews. I only installed the driver and have been using it with Virtual VCR with excellent results. I experience zero dropped frames at the highest resolution and frame rate setting. (This is on a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 machine with 512MB RAM running Windows XP.) It has met my best expectations.
Reviewed by: ZombieDogg from NY on Aug 5, 2004
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: Easy to use Easy to install Quality is very good for the money
Weaknesses: The software that accompanies this card is terrible.
Summary: Installation of the AverDVD EZMaker was a snap. The software created DVDs/VCDs that were not worth even saving. Fortunately, my DVD Burner came with decent software and that software works well with the Aver card. I've created about 50 music cds, vcds, and dvds now with a very good quality, especially considering the reasonable price of the card.
Bottom line, the card is wonderful. Get different software.
Reviewed by: toth34 on Mar 25, 2004
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Affordable. Ability to create DVD movies at high resolution. Direct to disk recording.
Weaknesses: Poor printed instructions. Basic editing software limiting. No troubleshooting help section.
Summary: One of the most affordable ways to turn home videos into DVDs. Video capture at up to 720x480 resolution and direct to disk recording are positives. Advanced users may find the included neoDVDstandard software limiting. Inferior printed instructions, containing no troubleshooting section, are less than helpful.
Reviewed by: jetengr from CA on Mar 10, 2004
Experience: 8 Days
Strengths: Easy to use. No complicated settings or switches.
Weaknesses: Cables are a bit short, but standard RCA/S-video extensions can be used.
Summary: Works great! Simple setup and operation. No complicated settings, just hook up the S-video or RCA plugs on your vcr/camera/player and plug the USB and audio cable in and record video. Software even monitors how much time you have left to record on your hard drive so you don't fill your drive. Great for capturing old videos onto CD or DVD.
Reviewed by: shadowstar57 from ND on Apr 29, 2004
Experience: 1 Months
Strengths: Easy to use, easy to install
Weaknesses: Quality was satisfactory
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this card to input any important video, since the quality is a bit shaky. It's cheap and easy to use, just plug in and hit capture on the software it brings. Not worth it for any valuable home movies, definitely not worth it for any hollywood pics, but for random stuff it works pretty good. No audio input, so gotta make sure the video and audio are in sync. Overall, good product, but you get what you pay for. Although, I haven't seen any other competitor's product, so maybe this is the way the quality on all these cards is.
Reviewed by: KevinRoth from IN on Sep 26, 2004
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: * Great for capturing clips from home videos * Simple setup - installed without any issues
Weaknesses: * Audio quality is adequate but not great * Software is basic
Summary: This product did exactly what I wanted it to do -- capture video at an economical price. I used it to capture clips from our home videos for editing & burning to DVD. It worked great for this with one exception -- the audio had a tinny sound to it compared to the original. I almost decided to return it because of this but decided unless someone was comparing it to the original, they probably wouldn't notice.
The software that comes with it is pretty basic. I used Windows MovieMaker to do the editing and put titles in the video and used the DVD authoring software that came with my DVD burner.
I didn't have any of the software installation problems that others who reviewed the product had. The manufacturer is apparently shipping a newer version of the software.
Reviewed by: trax721 from NY on May 17, 2004
Experience: 45 Days
Strengths: Easy Setup
Weaknesses: user interface and documentation could be better
Summary: (Edited May 17th by trax721) The card works well if you just to burn vhs to dvds. I setup it up with my vcr and now have a pseudo dvr. What a cheap solution to a now more common request.
Reviewed by: jdmrknight from OK on Mar 22, 2004
Experience: 21 Days
Strengths: Ease of capturing video from camcorder tape to hard drive.
Weaknesses: Had problems recording to DVD with software provided. Used software that came with my DVD burner and it worked fine.
Summary: Great product for transferring camcorder tapes to DVD. Just hooked up my cable from the camcorder to the provided RCA jack and into the sound card and this video capture card to transfer. Looked at various products and this one was the best for the price.
Reviewed by: gblack from IN on Jan 25, 2004
Strengths: Does as claims.
Weaknesses: None found so far.
Summary: I was looking for an economical way to transfer old VCR tapes to DVD via the PC. This product appeared to satisfy my needs and works just as I anticipated it would.
Reviewed by: mudfoot from MA on Dec 22, 2003
Experience: 20 Days
Strengths: Plugged it in and it works well, no hassle. S-video in as well as RCA video in.
Weaknesses: Software is a "light" version. But upgradable.
Summary: Easy to use and does what is says. Just plug in your camcorder, dvd player, VCR and press a button...instant film clip for your computer. Surely worth the $.
Reviewed by: zhangck from CA on Jun 26, 2004
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: affordable, easy to install, easy to use
Weaknesses: poor documentation, software is only a "lite" version
Summary: This is a good device to capture my VCR tapes to my PC. It is the cheapest capture card I found. This product appeared to satisfy my needs and works just as I anticipated it would.