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USB 2.0 S-Video and Composite Video Capture Cable

Capture S-Video and composite video to your PC as digital media

Product ID: SVID2USB2NS

  • Small and lightweight for portability or on the go applications
  • USB 2.0 transfer rates for high quality video capturing
  • Choose from MPEG 1 / MPEG 2 / MPEG 4 video encoding
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  • Up to 30 fps motion capture capability at maximum resolution of 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)
  • SnapShot function allows you to capture still images
  • USB powered device - requires no external power adapter
  • Supports NTSC, and PAL
  • Control brightness, contrast, and sharpness
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Overview

The SVID2USB2NS USB 2.0 S-Video and Composite video Capture Cable lets you connect devices that output S-Video or Composite video to a computer, through an available USB 2.0 port.

The perfect solution for bridging a computer and an S-Video or Composite video source, the capture cable offers real time MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 recording. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Capture Cable is a great solution for mobile applications and integrates seamlessly with laptop and desktop computers.

If you require audio with your video capture please see StarTech.com's S-Video to USB 2.0 Video Capture Cable(SVID2USB2).

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Supports NTSC, PAL and SECAM input formats as well as the selection of MPEG, WMV or AVI output file types offering flexibility
  • Small, lightweight, USB powered device provides a sleek and portable video capture solution
  • Free lifetime StarTech.com technical support

Applications

Convert VHS home movies to digital format

Import recorded videos into your computer system for editing and make your own compilation

Connect your VCR, camcorder, or any other analog video source to your desktop or notebook PC and capture your video in MPEG 1/2/4 format

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
AV Input Composite
S-Video
AV Output USB
Industry Standards Video Input - NTSC, PAL, SECAM
File Encoding - MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4
Performance
Maximum Analog Resolutions 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480Mbps
MTBF 100,000 Hours
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male Output
Connector B 1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female Input
1 - S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN) Female Input
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Environmental
Humidity 5~95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 864 mm [34 in]
Color Black
Product Height 12 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 1067 mm [42 in]
Product Weight 76 g [2.7 oz]
Product Width 30 mm [1.2 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 kg [1.1 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Video Capture Cable
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
Windows® Server 2008 R2

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Although you may be able to plug in all of the connectors used for video standards associated with video capture cards/cables, you may still encounter issues that may prevent the video from being captured correctly.

About copyright protection

Some video sources implement copyright protection when you are plugging into a non-display device. Examples of copyright protection include the following:

  • High Definition Content Protection (HDCP). This type of copyright protection is included with DVI and HDMI® and can appear as a video error or blank screen. HDCP may also appear on the screen.

  • Analogue Content Protection (ACP). This type of copyright protection is included with analogue video (for example, composite, s-video, or component). ACP can appear as a brightness pulsing up and down.

Copyright protection cannot legally be bypassed, and StarTech.com does not offer any products that do so.

Using video adapters

It is possible to passively convert video signals to different connector types, but the video standards will not always match between the video source and video destination. You may need to actively convert from one video type to another to ensure that the correct conversion is being made. When a passive converter is not available, most video standards can be converted with active converters.

Examples of incompatible passive conversions include the following:

  • VGA source to composite or component (RCA) video, or composite or component (RCA) video to VGA.
  • Composite (RCA) source to s-video.
  • VGA to DVI-D and DVI-D to VGA.

Note: S-video to composite can be passively converted. DVI-I/DVI-A and VGA can be used bidirectionally.

About output resolution

If your video source has the ability to change resolutions (for example, a computer), it may be possible to send an incompatible resolution. To verify that the correct resolution is being used, navigate to www.StarTech.com and click the Technical Specifications tab for your product. Make note of the Industry Standards and Maximum Resolution specifications.

In the operating system's display management, you can adjust your video source to match or go below the maximum resolution and if possible, the refresh rate of your capture card.

Certain StarTech.com video capture cards are compatible with DirectShow and will work with many third-party video capture applications that are compatible with DirectShow. For more information on DirectShow compatible video capture cards, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-directshow.

Although third-party software might work with this video capture card, StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications.

No, you cannot use this capture card to turn your video camcorder into a webcam. This capture card does not use a DirectShow compatible driver, which is a requirement for many of the software applications that enable you to use your video camcorder as a webcam. 

For a list of video capture cards that you can use to turn a video camcorder into a webcam, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-webcam-capable.

This video capture card cannot record from more than one input at the same time.  

Note: Although the USB2HDCAPS can be connected to multiple computers on the same network, only one device can capture video at a time.