For Immediate Release
May 4, 2007
Atlanta, GA. Today, EchoFX, a Macintosh software developer, announced the immediate availability of USBVision For Mac OS X 1.2.2, and VideoGlide for Mac OS X 1.0.2 -software support for USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 video digitizing devices from XLR8, Belkin, Hauppauge, iRez, Pinnacle, KWorld, LinXcel, VideoHome and others.
The new versions correct a problem with Mac OS 10.4.9, QuickTime and Spotlight that can cause frame loss and audio-video synchronization problems while saving movies to the hard disk.
USBVision For Mac OS X 1.2.2 and VideoGlide For Mac OS X 1.0.2 are $29.95 for new customers. Existing USBVision or VideoGlide customers may upgrade to the new software free of charge.
USBVision And VideoGlide Overview
The USBVision software offers Mac OS X support for a wide range of USB 1.1 devices including XLR8 InterView, Belkin VideoBus and VideoBus II, iRez USB Live and CapSure USB, Global Village VideoFX, Alpha Data USB Video Adapter, Hauppauge USBLive, Dazzle DVC-50 and DVC-80, Pinnacle StudioLINX and many others -including those originally sold as "PC-only". The USBVision software also supports s-video capturing on some TV tuner devices including Hauppage WinTV and Pinnacle Studio PCTV.
The VideoGlide software offers Mac OS X support for a wide range of USB 2.0 devices including the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-90 and DVC-100, KWorld DVD Maker USB 2.0, LinXcel Video Grabber, VideoHome GrabBeeX, and others. The VideoGlide software also supports s-video capturing on some TV tuner devices including MSI VOX USB 2.0 Analog TV, Gadmei UTV310, Hauppauge WinTV-USB2, Leadtek WinFast USB2 and ZEB - TV2005E.
The software allows the display and capture of video from any of the supported devices, either via the provided capture application, or via a variety of third-party applications. The included software features hardware accelerated full-screen playback, duration-based recording and AppleScript support. Device specific and external audio sources, including the built-in microphone port of the Macintosh, or a separate USB microphone, are supported.
Also, with sufficient USB bandwidth, the software will allow multiple video capture devices to run simultaneously on one computer. Multiple devices can be used with Ben Bird's SecuritySpy and SubRosaSoft's HomeGuardian security packages allowing the monitoring of many different video sources. Multiple devices can also be used with video broadcast packages such as Vara Software’s Wirecast, and webcam packages such as Econ Technologies' ImageCaster, allowing multiple video sources to be uploaded to the Internet from a single computer.
The software is available at
for $29.95 USD per device activated. Existing USBVision or VideoGlide customers may upgrade to the new software free of charge. For more information about the software please visit the EchoFX web site at
EchoFX, Inc. is a developer of quality drivers and application software for the Macintosh market. Over a decade of experience and attention to detail make EchoFX products robust and easy to use. EchoFX offers expertise with the following technologies: Desktop publishing software, 3D rendering software, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects plug-ins, plug-in architectures, QuickTime codecs, QuickTime applications, application and system multiprocessing, AltiVec programming, DSP co-processing, USB drivers for Mac OS, CPU and cache control software, kernel level programming for Mac OS, UNIX programming and Windows to Mac porting. For more information contact