S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable w/ TWAIN and Mac Support (SVID2USB23)
USB S-Video and Composite Video Capture Device Cable with Audio
Capture DVDs or VHS to your PC
Product ID: SVID2USB2
- 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
The SVID2USB2 USB 2.0 S-Video/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 cable also features two channel RCA stereo audio inputs that let you capture the audio accompanying the S-Video or Composite video signal.
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 that integrates seamlessly with laptop and desktop computers.
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
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 audio/video in MPEG 1/2/4 format
|Converter Type||Format Converter|
|Industry Standards||Video input - NTSC, PAL, SECAM
File Encoding - MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||480Mbps|
|Connector A||1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male Output|
|Connector B||1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female Input|
|1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female Input|
|1 - S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN) Female Input|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||USB audio input is only supported with Windows XP and later. Previous operating systems will require audio input through a line in jack built-in to your sound card|
|The SVID2USB2 can record up to a maximum 120min of video at a time|
|Cable Length||864 mm [34 in]|
|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]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.5 kg [1 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB Video Capture Cable|
|1 - Software CD|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Drivers & Downloads
[eMPIA EM28xx] Windows USB Video Capture Cable.zip
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.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.