Elgato has introduced its new Elgato Video Capture hardware for Mac. Designed to capture and encode analog video, the Video Capture features composite RCA and S-Video inputs, supports NTSC, PAL, PAL/60 and SECAM formats, and records video at resolutions up to 640 x 480, in either H.264 or MPEG-4 formats, either of which can be easily transferred into iTunes and onto an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Users may also select between 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios and trim the beginning and end of recordings. The Elgato Video Capture is available now for $100, and requires an open USB 2.0 port, and a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor, Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later, QuickTime 7.6 or later, and iTunes 8.1 or later.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.