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EasyCap USB Video Capture Review & Test (SMI Grabber Version)

Discussion in 'Computers' started by searcher, Jun 26, 2016.

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    EasyCap USB video capture review & test (SMI Grabber version)

    Published on Jun 26, 2016
    The cheapest way to capture video from analog sources onto your computer -- EasyCap-style USB video capture devices are available for less than $5, and generally work acceptably well as long as you use the software and drivers that come with them. There are actually four different chipsets used in these EasyCap devices: https://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ea... The one I'm using here is the SMI Grabber SM-USB 007 version by Somagic, with the "Linkstyle" brand on it.

    I used VirtualDub to capture this video, which caused an audio/video sync problem that I had to fix in video editing, but allowed me to capture interlaced video which I was then able to convert to 60fps using QTGMC de-interlacing. All other programs I tried were only able to capture video with rudimentary field blending de-interlacing already applied.

    There is also a Mac OS program for EasyCap devices, although it reportedly doesn't work in El Capitan: https://bentrask.com/easycap/

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