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    Apr 17, 2008
    La Crosse, WI
    Mac Pro Dual 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 1.5 TB of storage.
    Best hardware device for capturing from VCR?
    I'm looking for suggestions for the best Mac hardware that will allow me to capture my old VHS tapes onto my computer for editing in Final Cut Pro. I bought a pinnacle Video transfer unit back when I had a PC but it only works with PC formatted external harddrives. I don't really want to partition my harddrive just to use it. Anyone have a good suggestion for a capture device I can use with my Mac pro to get the video onto it?

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    MBP - 895LL/A - 15.4" Santa Rosa C2D - 2GB RAM - 120 (onboard), 500GB ext FW/eSATA/USB2 HDDs
    Hmmmm... interesting. I was also running into this problem with my own videotapes (home videos and stuff I've bought over the years I want to transfer to DVD before the tape dissolves, etc.) and I remember seeing a thread regarding ElGato's eyeTV and the ability to use a Pinnacle HD Pro Stick on the Mac. So I bought one, and it works fantastically. It cost me $59 at Best Buy, and I haven't regretted it one bit (I've had it for about 5 months now, and use it numerous times a week). Oh, and by the way, having eyeTV 3 doesn't hurt, either. Cheers!
    "Of all the things I've ever lost, I think I miss my mind the most." -- Calvin

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    Jan 24, 2007
    Kailua Kona, HI
    MBP 15", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.8.2, iPad 1, 80gb iPod, ATV 1, iPhone 5
    When I was doing that I purchased the Daystar converter. Works great and you can hook anything you want up to it.

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