Ion Audio - Video 2 PC Digital Video Converter

Transfer videos to your computer from your VCR, camcorder or most other video playback sources with this digital video converter that features EZ Video Converter software with LOOKBETTER technology for improving the A/V quality of your videos.
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3
It works now, but CD included was of no use at all Posted by: from: Florida on I'm a Windows 7 user, and I purchased the VIDEO 2 PC "MKII" version, which claims to "work with virtually any video source: VCR, camcorder, and more" and convert to digital. It came with an installation CD containing the drivers and software. Drivers installed fine; however, aside from it's attractive GUI, the software was worthless for converting from a VCR. The software included was Cyberlink Power Director 8, which doesn't even have an option for capturing video from a VCR. I tried everything and finally ended up going to ion audio's website and downloading the software that comes with their other VIDEO 2 PC version (without the MKII) called EZ Video Converter, and finally got it working. Why would they advertise a feature but provide software that doesn't live up to their claims?

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

3
So, so...but the DVD I burned kinda stinks... Posted by: from: Central Jersey on This device was easy to hook up with a USB 2 cable. (note: you should unplug the cable when not being used because device heats up). There are cable connections that go to my VCR (3 rca's). The software installed quickly enough and I started recording a VCR tape. The problem is that the VCR tapes are relatively old and already not in good shape and even though the software has "fixing" features on it, the final 2hour DVD's I burned came out pixelated at times and having poor focus on the non-close-up scenes from the VCR tape. I still am not sure whether I should put less data on a DVD disc or try more "fixing" with the software. I am still working with this.... Good luck, if you buy this....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2
It's earned its poor reviews Posted by: from: PA on I've just now gotten it working after sitting at my computer for two hours. I am not some computer newbie who doesn't know what they're doing. I use a variety of software and just got done using several different digital video editors. But I needed something to get some of my MiniDV tapes onto my computer, and fast, so I chose this. Long story short, after two hours of failing to get it working on my own, not being able to reach tech support, installing, re-installing, re-starting, etc., I found a casual reference on page 6 of their help forums from someone saying that the software might not be compatible with the hardware even though they came in the same box. What?? My Video 2 PC hardware, which is apparently discontinued if the box doesn't say something like MKII, included a CD of the latest and greatest software, which does not work with the hardware in the box. The h/w would not and could not see my camcorder because of it. I finally found a link to download the old, discontinued software, and within 10 minutes I am now recording my old tapes on my computer. What company combines discontinued hardware with new, incompatible software in the same box?? Ridiculous. They would get 1* if not for the fact I got it working, and it would be a 5* product if the company actually gave a darn, but as it is, what a stinking headache. So be forewarned you might be buying a discontinued product that doesn't work with everything else you're being given.

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

3
A learning curve, but at least it works on a Mac! Posted by: from: on I've been trying to save some old family videos, including some childhood videos I'm sure my wife wishes were lost to time, and was thrilled to find hardware and software that purported to work on a Mac! The setup was easy enough, and the software worked as described. There is, however, a bit of a learning curve for first-timers like me. The device works on both PC and Mac, but the software for PC is much more user-friendly and engineered. The Mac version lacks a lot of control, which is annoying. But it does work, which is ultimately all that matters.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Exactly what I needed Posted by: from: Louisville, KY on I've been looking for months for an easy way to transfer my old VHS video to DVD via computer. I'd purchased several other products and nothing worked quite like I needed it to. All required me to pop open the computer tower and install the hardware, which is always a pain. The Ion Audio-Video 2 PC Digital Video Converter-VIDEO2PC, however, was so simple! Totally external, it came with everything I needed (no need to rush out and buy cables and cords), plugged one end to the VCR, the other to this wonderful converter, plugged in the USB cord and Voila! The software it came with is excessively simple and user-friendly. I wish I'd purchased this one first. Great product, and well worth the price!

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

4
If you need video transfer for a MAC this is 4 U! Posted by: from: South FLorida on I needed to transfer som programs from my DVR to a DVD and before spending 120-190 dollars in a DVD writer, I looked at a video to USB converter, in the past I had used Pinnacle Studio's Dazzle which worked great; unfortunately I could not find an equivalent for my Macbook Pro until I came across this product, for $50 I'm all set, the quality is acceptable, mainly if using S-Video, I read some complaints regarding the audio, but I had no problems with it, the software allows for a lot of customization.

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

4
does the job Posted by: from: on In general this does what I needed it to do. BUT..after I purchased this I had to get new drivers for it and I had issues using the include software and had to download more. It was tedious as best. Also for some reason after using it several times I need to reboot my computer to continue reusing it. It does allow me to capture the videos that I want to capture but it just seems like this should be a little bit easier.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Easy to set up, works well Posted by: from: on I have a dozen VHS-C format baby videotapes that I've been meaning for ever to convert to digital. I picked this product to replace my old copy of VHS-to-DVD software that got obsolete. It worked just as advertised; pretty easy to install and set up. The video capture and editing software is fairly easy to use, though I haven't tried out all the features yet.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

4
Been lookin for 1 of these-but Software not robust Posted by: from: Best Buy on I had been looking for a way to digitize not only home VHS & Hi-8 video, but also motion picture films. The Toshiba VCR protects the content via HDCP, so it was impossible to get "Mrs. Doubtfire" onto a DVD. What a ripoff (no pun intended) But with this Ion product, I could even use the EZcap software to get some more use out of the 8mm camera --- withOUT using any film! Because I can hook it up, and capture live video, as well. Looking forward to getting quite a bit of use out of this. The applications are many, I mean, imagine capturing video game play(if you have no other way to share your replays), or do multi-cam (multiple camera angles) for home video, and maybe even using it as your Tivo. It could basically turn your monitor into a picture in picture (I mean, if you wanted to see TV output on your computer screen). As depicted in the product picture, it's only S-Video and yellow/red/white composite inputs. Does what it says. It only gets 4 stars out of 5 because software included is not the most intuitive, nor is it very robust at all. However, Out of the thousands of dollars worth of things I bought this summer, this little $43 piece of equipment is the only thing I DIDN'T take back to the store for return to get all my money back.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

3
Not sure but works so so Posted by: from: St. Paul, Minnesota on i purchased this 2 days ago and everything installed with out problems and setup was easy but when capturing a long video a error comes up 1/2 way into it saying its copyrighted and cannot be completed and these are home videos made by myself. wasted a few hours capturing only to not complete the videos. also with the software included & Roxio Creator NXT Pro the video signal losing connection and stops displaying the video. not sure where that issue originates from but pretty sure it has to do with the video to usb thing. anyways other then them issues it does its job like it should. might be returning it tho due to the copyrighted error error.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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