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Diamond VC500 One Touch Video Capture USB 2.0 S-Video Composite RCA Input

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   Part #: VC500
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Capture videos with the touch of a button with the One Touch video Capture VC500. The VC500 can capture video and audio from almost any video device, such as VCR, Camcorder, DVD player, or any device supporting video output through an S-Video or composite RCA connection.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device
  • RCA Audio/Video Cable (Yellow, Red & White)
  • Driver Installation & burning CD
  • Quick Start Guide
Host Interface USB
Platform Supported PC
Form Factor External
Functions Video Editing
Video Formats MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 S-Video
Maximum Resolution 720 x 576

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: DIAMOND
     Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia, USA
     Manufacturer Part Number: VC500
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: VC500
     Product Name: VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device
     Product Type: Video Capturing Device
     Host Interface: USB
     Package Contents:
  • VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device
  • RCA Audio/Video Cable (Yellow, Red & White)
  • Driver Installation & burning CD
  • Quick Start Guide

     System Requirements:
  • Intel or AMD CPU 1.4Ghz or faster
  • 256 MB System RAM
  • Available USB 2.0 port
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 300MB Hard Disk Space
  • 600MB to 3GB per 1 Hour of Recording

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft MCE

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: External
     Software Included:

Arcsoft Show Biz

Technical Information  
     Frame Rate: 30 fps
25 fps
     Functions: Video Editing
     Maximum Resolution: 720 x 576
     Platform Supported: PC
     Video Formats: MPEG-1

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Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy to use, quality is fine. Software is very simplistic but works well enough.
-Cheap feeling construction
-Software is barebones
Pretty great product that worked well. Out of the box, setup was quick and painless.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Does what the box says. Works well. Bought on sale

Experience: 2 Days
does the job

Does what it says on the website, and does it very well.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Works with Win 7 64 Bits
Video and Audio are encoded with correct quality (MPEG2)
Basic software included
Not user friendly at all to install. (Useless install interface)
Better software also included but without any licence or serial number.
Hard to make MPEG4 works good.
Good for the price, but if you have some much money to spend I am sure that you can get a better product. This is not a professional product.

Experience: 26 Days
 Verified Owner
Great quality when it was working, easy to setup
Quit working after a week
I bought one of these, when it worked at first the quality was really good, and the setup was painless, so I bought another one to run two inputs into vMix Video Mixer. Then one video...just a pretty light on the unit. The other one did the same thing few days later.

I RMA'd the one that was still under NCIX 30 day return, the other one I'm still waiting to hear back from Diamond from an email I sent a week ago. I heard their support is non-existent, guess I'm gonna find out.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Small. Has basic software.
Had problems with it locking up while recording streams as well as the audio just turning into a screeching noise.
This product requires some work and at this point I would not recommend it. Even when not recording I would sometimes experience the problems described in the cons. I also tried the product on 2 different computers to be sure it wasn't the computer causing the issues.

Experience: 1 Days
The price of the unit seemed good.
Problems with Drivers for the unit.
I had problems installing this on my XP SP3 machine.
Googling this confirms that that XP SP3 is a problem for the drivers. I spent quite a bid of time on trying to make this thing work.

It would never install properly.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Does the job, has S-Video input
Bundled software is garbage, capture software is extremely limited
For entry level stuff this device works alright. Using a variety of other software will get you what you need, but the included software is garbage. It comes with Ulead video editing software which was designed for Windows XP and does not capture without interruption.

The included capture software that is Diamond proprietary software is very limited. It works and takes some getting used to, but the codecs used are pretty weak and it doesn't explain resolutions of each setting, etc. To Diamond's credit, the included instruction booklet can be helpful for novices.

This does the job for a cheap price, but I would recommend spending a bit more cash to get something that works a lot better and has better software.

Mutuus Sentire
Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
price-point is for the win, both s-video and RCA, Vista finds this instantly, software is standard
none, but you won't require the video editing software of the product one-up-from-here in price, just find open source applications
using this to record myself playing Final Fantasy on my PS2, the video compression is high for mp4, and individual screen captures were awesome quality

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Handy little gadget, many potential uses.
Easy to use.
Good price.
Works on Vista x64
I bought this to transfer some old VHS tapes into digital format so I could play them on my WDTV. It works great once you get used to the controls. Picture and sound quality is good also. The capture software has limited capabilities but that's what video editing programs are for. Be forewarned that selecting "avi" as your output file type results in raw avi files which are HUGE. Since the unit uses standard RCA inputs, I can imagine plenty of uses for this device for capturing video from camcorders, gaming consoles, etc.

Overall I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend it.

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