VHS & Camcorder Video to Mac Transfer Kit
All those old video tapes you own are slowly degrading.
The longer you leave it, the more they'll deteriorate.
Use our simple kit to make them digital and they'll last a lifetime.
Copy all those old videotapes to your Mac, then upload to iTunes, iPad, Apple TV, Facebook, YouTube or burn to DVD.
Transfer your wedding video, school play, ski holiday, skydiving epic or safari adventure.
Contains all the USB leads, software and instructions required to link your VCR or camcorder to your Mac.
Using our kit you can:
Convert VHS, S-VHS and Betamax video tapes to DVD using your Mac.
Grab video from any VCR or camcorder with a Scart or RCA output.
Attach any camcorder to your Mac - VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Mini-DV.
Grab video from more modern set-top & satellite boxes.
Copy USA NTSC tapes in colour using a UK VCR with NTSC playback.
Transfer old videos into your iTunes library and onto other devices.
Burn to DVD, copy to USB drive, or upload to backup sites like Dropbox.
Edit videos using iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
Share your old videos with friends & family on YouTube or Facebook.
Store backups of your precious videos safe in 'The Cloud'.
USB capture device
Scart & phono cables
Video capture software
UK phone/email support
VideoGlide. Record from any VCR or camcorder. Footage can then be edited using iMovie or Final Cut, imported into your iTunes library & copied to a DVD-R or USB memory stick.
VLC Media player - check your captured video plays perfectly before archiving to USB stick, uploading or recording to a DVD.
BurnOSX - Make a DVD that will playback in any DVD player. Compatible with internal and external USB DVD writers.
Why risk sending your tapes away by post?
Our instructions are clear and concise.
We guarantee that you will turn a VHS tape into a DVD in an afternoon.
Money back if not delighted.
Some recent eBay feedback below.
What will the kit copy? What won't it copy?
You'll be able to copy all your own homemade videos and
most things recorded from TV.
Each shop-bought video we tried converted fine (Ivor The Engine, The Clangers, and the Bond movie Goldeneye)
Anything else you have, on what looks like a regular blank tape, should be transferable.
You can connect any older camcorder or VCR - we supply a one metre phono lead and a phono to Scart adapter.
How easy is it to use?
Just plug the Scart adapter into the back of your VHS video player,
attach the phono lead, connect the USB capture device to the phono lead, plug the USB adapter directly into your Mac.
Install software provided. Capture to Mac. Burn to DVD.
What spec Mac do I need?
Any Mac made in the last six years will be fine. Any Intel Mac will be fine.
Software works with Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7.5), Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Mavericks (10.9.5), Yosemite (10.10.5) and latest El Capitan (10.11.5
Technical info : The software supports PAL & NTSC devices.
Both S-Video and Composite video inputs are supported by the software & USB hardware (we supply a composite lead).
Even and odd fields are combined into single frames that can be captured at full frame rates for the applicable standard (VHS Upscaling).
The maximum supported frame size is: PAL (UK & Europe) 720 x 576 (DVD quality) @ 25fps / NTSC (USA) 720 x 480 @ 30fps. Captures from PAL 50, PAL60 and NTSC_433 sources in colour - good for UK NTSC playback VCRs.
Captures video & audio via a USB port to a standard uncompressed Quicktime .MOV or H.264 or MPEG-4 movie file. Our adapter performs time base correction on the incoming signal, which means even your wobbly & wavy 1980s wedding video can be transferred, providing it plays back okay on a TV. You can attach VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8 & Mini DV camcorders via RCA phono outputs, as well as any VCR with a Scart output. You can also attach more modern devices like, Freeview, satellite & cable, hard drive recorders - basically anything with a Scart output. Also, if you have an older pre-Scart Betamax or VHS player with separate Video & Audio out sockets, we can supply a free BNC bayonet to RCA phono adapter, just ask.
In addition to the USB adapter, we also supply a Scart adapter and a one metre long RCA phono plug to plug lead with all orders,
so the kit can be used with all VCRs and camcorders.
Our kit will grab from any VCR or camcorder at DVD resolution with no loss of quality. It will keep recording until you run out of hard drive space. Video & audio will stay in perfect sync. Edit using iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Burn to DVD using iDVD or Burn OSX. The DVDs you make will play in any DVD player.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How easy is it to use Video-2-Mac?
A. Just follow our printed instructions & copy what we do in the video tutorial on the CD.
Q. Does the kit work with the latest Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.5
A. Yes. We've personally tested it with 10.11.5
on the 21/05/2016
Q. How long does it take to get one hour of video onto a DVD?
A. Capturing one hour of video takes 60 minutes. Authoring in iMovie or Final Cut takes around 60 minutes. Burning to DVD takes 10 minutes.
Q. How much video can I fit on a blank DVD?
A. Two hours on a 4.7GB DVD-R. Three hours & thirty minutes on a dual-layer 8.5GB DVD+R.
Q. My Mac doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, so how do I install the software?
A. We also provide an internet download link for the software & video tutorials
Q. My Mac didn't come with iMovie, Final Cut or iDVD, can I still use your kit?
A. Absolutely. Capture using the provided software and your video is in a standard H.264 file which can be shared on a USB stick or over the internet and viewed on any PC or Mac using the free VLC Media Player. You can burn a DVD using the Burn OSX software included with the kit, no need for iDVD. There are a couple of free applications available for editing too.
Q. Where can I get some free Cloud storage for my captured videos?
A. You can get 5GB of Mac-friendly storage from both Google and Amazon.
Q. Where can I read product reviews of Video-2-Mac?
A. Look at our Amazon reviews (mostly 5 and 4 stars) and
eBay feedback (99.9% positive).
Q. Is the Video-2-Mac kit available anywhere else?
A. We only supply Video-2-Mac from this site, Amazon & eBay.
More frequently asked questions here - Connecting equipment PDF guide
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We're based in Knutsford, Cheshire & have been trading since 1989. Please email any other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tim on 01565 640739.
All UK orders are sent by Royal Mail's 24 hour 'Signed For' post. Prices include VAT & we supply a receipt. All hardware is new and includes one years warranty.
If you aren't completely delighted with the package you can return it for a full
(Excludes postage costs and should be returned
within 14 days of receipt)
Order before 1pm Monday to Friday and we'll post your kit the same day.
Video-2-Mac Kit £34.95 inc VAT
+£4.95 UK 1st class 'Signed For' P&P
200+ in stock.
All trademarks acknowledged. Site last updated 24th June 2016
Video-2-Mac is also available at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.