Click the product names to open a new window listing possible sources for the hardware.
Be sure to consider USB hardware only. VideoGlide does not support PCI devices.
The following devices come with VideoGlide or similar software. You do not need to have
VideoGlide or a VideoGlide serial number in order to use them:
USA: Geniatech iGrabber
USA: Daystar Technology
Australia: Kaiser Baas
Video to DVD Maker
The following devices do NOT come with VideoGlide. You will need to download
VideoGlide and purchase a VideoGlide serial number in order to use them:
Roxio Video Capture USB / Easy VHS to DVD
StarTech SVID2USB2 USB 2.0
Gigaware VHS to DVD Converter
Plextor ConvertX PX-AV100U and PX-AV200U
Gigaware® VHS to DVD Converter
LG Electronics GSA-5169D DVD-RW
Honestech VHS to DVD Deluxe
GadgetGeek VHS To DVD Converter (Australia)
Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-101, DVC-107*
LinXcel Video Grabber**
PixelView Play TV Box 4***
Geniatech HandyCap (Pro)
XCM V-Box For WII
Ex-Pro USB 2.0 Video / Audio Grabber Editor
Tevion or Zolid (Europe, Australasia)
Sold by Aldi supermarkets branded in combinations of: Xpert, Hi Speed, High Speed,
DVD Maker, DVD Grabber, DVD Creator, VS2800, VS-2800, VS-USB2800D etc.
MSI Movie Vox mini, USB 2.0
EasyCAP009, EasyCap DC60+
Warning: These devices are extremely difficult to distinguish from the EasyCAP DC60
which is not supported. For this reason EchoFX does not recommend this device.
In general, VideoGlide devices have one s-video input and one composite
input. TV-tuner style devices have only one s-video input. If
this matches the technical description of your device, it may be a VideoGlide
The first customer to identify any new device about which we are not aware will
receive the VideoGlide software for free.
* Audio is not supported on the DVC-100. If you do not already own a DVC-100, we strongly recommend purchasing a different device.
** LinXcel devices capture only 320 horizontally. The video is interpolated to 640.
*** s-video and/or composite inputs only. Built-in TV tuner not supported.
- supports a wide range of USB 2.0 video capture devices.
- 640 x 480, 29.97 frames per second NTSC video capture.
- 640 x 480, 25 frames per second PAL/SECAM video capture.
- supports composite and s-video formats.
- high contrast, high quality video -better than DV at the same size.
- excellent audio/video synchronization.
- uncompressed YUV format: 66.5 GB per hour for video and audio.
- compressed JPEG format: 3 GB per hour for video and audio.
- 640 x 480 single frame capture.
- audio support up to 48 KHz 16-bit stereo for devices that have audio input.
- multiple device support for webcam and surveillance applications.
- Auto-Detect Input And Format, to automatically adapt to the current video source.
- easy to use, AppleScript enabled capture software with fast full screen playback.
- software to export movies to any QuickTime supported format, including DV and H.264.
- compatible with a large number of third-party applications.
VideoGlide devices have been sold by various manufacturers
since 1998. Manufacturers include Pinnacle, KWorld, LinXcel, VideoHome and many
others. Devices originally sold as PC-only are also supported. Compatibility
can be checked using the VideoGlide For Mac OS X demo mode. Simply click
the "Download" button on the right, and install and run the software.
VideoGlide devices allow the capture of video from almost any
video source including VCRs, cam-corders, DVD players, personal
video recorders, digital cameras, etc.
VideoGlide devices accept either s-video or composite video sources and
will work with the broadcast standards NTSC, PAL and SECAM found
throughout most of the world.
Video from VideoGlide devices can be used in a variety of ways.
For example, you can record your favorite home-movies and clips
to keep handy on your computer. It can be used with web-cam software
to upload an image to the Internet periodically. It can be used with
web-streaming software to create online broadcasts of live
or prerecorded events. Live-video chat is possible with the
appropriate software. Captured movies can be put on a CD or
a website for viewing by anyone with a CD player or Internet
access. It can be used for motion-detection applications, or by
clay-mation hobbyists. For a summary of some of the supported
third-party software and where to obtain it, check the "Applications"
The VideoGlide software is capable of capturing a
maximum of 29.97 frames per second for NTSC or 25 frames per second
for PAL. The maximum frame size is 640 x 480.
The captured video quality is extremely good, with brighter colors
and better contrast than typical DV captures. Video and audio
synchronization is excellent, even with extremely long captures. Captured
movies require only 66.5 GB of disk storage per hour of uncompressed yuv video.
Using the recommended JPEG compression requires only 3 GB of storage per
In addition to video, the VideoGlide software is able
to capture still images with a resolution of 640 x 480.
Some VideoGlide devices come with audio inputs. These audio inputs
are occassionally rerouted to the Mac microphone port, in which
case the audio sample rate is as good as the Mac can provide; typically
44.1 KHz 16-bit stereo. In other cases, audio is brought in over
USB along with the video. These devices support up to 48 KHz 16-bit stereo.
The VideoGlide software supports multiple devices, i.e. more than one
device can be plugged in and used at the same time. This is
particularly useful with security applications like Ben Bird's
SecuritySpy. It can also allow multiple simultaneous broadcasts
from the same machine using webcam software like Econ Technologies'
ImageCaster. Note that one serial number per device will be
required, i.e. to enable 3 devices, 3 serial numbers must be purchased.
Note that a stock machine with no additional USB 2.0 PCI
cards can run only two devices simultaneously, and one of those must be
at 320 x 240. Adding USB 2.0 expansion cards can increase the number
of devices that can run simultaneously, and the frame sizes at
which they can operate.
Auto-Detect Input And Format allows video sources to be swapped in an
and out dynamically without the need to inform the application that
a change occurred. The VideoGlide software will automatically
select the input carrying the video, as well as its format, for example
PAL or NTSC.
The included VideoGlide Capture software will allow you to capture video from a
VideoGlide device. It also has an extremely fast full-screen preview
mode. VideoGlide is Apple-scriptable.
The included VideoGlide Export software will allow the export of QuickTime movies
to any other QuickTime format including DV Streams required by iMovie and H.264
or MPEG-4 movies required by iTunes and video-enabled Pods. QuickTime Pro is not required.