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Best hardware device for capturing from VCR?

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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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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!

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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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