View Full Version : Movies and TV Laptop video capturing solutions

Hammock Parties
07-13-2008, 07:58 AM
I'm trying to use my laptop for my video work this year, as it'll be much easier obviously than setting up a PC next to the Tivo. To that end I need a product with some sort of video and audio in.

Last year I captured HDTV at 720x480 via the S-video out port on my Tivo. I'm open to capturing at 1280x720 this year, but don't want to spend too much on the product. If there's a cheaper option out there that caps at 720x480 I'd rather go with that.

Here's a couple of products I found that I think might suit my needs, but not sure about the quality. I have my own capping software I would prefer to use, so that's pretty important.




Any suggestions/reviews?

Simply Red
07-13-2008, 09:47 AM
I do have some reviews first-hand, but; you haven't answered my question yet, so yeah....

07-13-2008, 12:15 PM
Laptop capturing, eh?

Is that like Laptop stealing?

07-13-2008, 12:37 PM
try something open source......


07-13-2008, 07:07 PM
What I'd eventually like to do is record every Chiefs game in hi def with H.264, AND record the radio broadcast with Mitch and Len and make DVDs (dual layer to keep as much quality as possible). Use the radio feed as an alternate audio track so you could listen to either. But I just never figured out how to do all the legwork.

07-13-2008, 07:09 PM
Laptop capturing, eh?

Is that like Laptop stealing?

Nah, he just steals the content.

Hammock Parties
07-14-2008, 06:10 PM