VHS & Camcorder Video to Mac Transfer Kit
All those old video tapes you own are slowly degrading.
The longer you leave it, the more they'll deteriorate.
Use our kit to make them digital and they'll last a lifetime.
Copy all those old video tapes to your Mac, then upload to iTunes, iPad, Apple TV, Facebook, YouTube or burn to DVD.
Transfer your wedding video, school play, ski holiday, skydiving epic or safari adventure.
Contains all the USB leads, software and instructions required to link your VCR or camcorder to your Mac.
Using our kit you can:
Convert VHS, S-VHS and Betamax video tapes to DVD using your Mac.
Grab video from any VCR or camcorder with a Scart or RCA output.
Attach any camcorder to your Mac - VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Mini-DV.
Grab video from more modern set-top & satellite boxes.
Transfer old videos into your iTunes library and onto other devices.
Burn to DVD, copy to USB drive, or upload to backup sites like Dropbox.
Edit videos using iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
Copy to USB memory stick & watch them on your Smart TV or Apple TV box.
Share your old videos with friends & family on YouTube or Facebook.
Store backups of your precious videos safe in iCloud.
USB capture device
Scart & phono cables
Video capture software
UK phone/email support
Video Capture. Record from any VCR or camcorder to an MP4 video file. Footage can then be edited using Openshot, iMovie or Final Cut, imported into your iTunes library & copied to a DVD-R or USB memory stick.
Video Editing - edit your captured videos, add titles, transistions and music.
DVD Burning - Make a Video-DVD that will playback in any DVD player. Compatible with internal and external USB DVD writers.
Why risk sending your tapes away by post?
Our instructions are clear and concise.
We guarantee that you will turn a VHS tape into a DVD in an afternoon.
Money back if not delighted.
Some recent eBay feedback below.
What will the kit copy? What won't it copy?
You'll be able to copy all your own homemade videos and
most things recorded from TV.
Each shop-bought video we tried converted fine (Ivor The Engine, The Clangers, and the Bond movie Goldeneye)
Anything else you have, on what looks like a regular blank tape, should be transferable.
You can connect any older camcorder or VCR - we supply a one metre phono lead and a phono to Scart adapter.
How easy is it to use?
Just plug the Scart adapter into the back of your VHS video player,
attach the phono lead, connect the USB capture device to the phono lead, plug the USB adapter directly into your Mac.
Install software provided. Capture to Mac. Burn to DVD.
What spec Mac do I need?
Any Mac made in the last ten years will be fine providing it runs one of these versions of Mac OS:
El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13), Mojave (10.14), Catalina (10.15) and Big Sur
Technical info : The software supports PAL & NTSC devices.
Both S-Video and Composite video inputs are supported by the software & USB hardware (we supply a composite lead).
Even and odd fields are combined into single frames that can be captured at full frame rates for the applicable standard (VHS Upscaling).
The maximum supported frame size is: PAL (UK & Europe) 720 x 576 (DVD quality) @ 25fps / NTSC (USA) 720 x 480 @ 29.97fps. Suitable for use in UK, Europe, North America and Australia.
Captures video & audio via a USB port to a standard MP4 file. Our adapter performs time base correction on the incoming signal, which means even your wobbly & wavy 1980s wedding video can be transferred, providing it plays back okay on a TV. You can attach VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8 & Mini DV camcorders via RCA phono outputs, as well as any VCR with a Scart output. You can also attach more modern devices like, Freeview, satellite & cable, hard drive recorders - basically anything with a Scart output. Also, if you have an older pre-Scart Betamax or VHS player with separate Video & Audio out sockets, we can supply a free BNC bayonet to RCA phono adapter, just ask. (Please note that this newer version of Video-2-Mac no longer supports NTSC433 mode, which is what you use when copying USA NTSC tapes on a UK VCR with NTSC playback. If you want to do this and aren't using Catalina or Big Sur, order the OLD version of Video-2-Mac instead Add to Basket )
In addition to the USB adapter, we also supply a Scart adapter (UK and Europe only) and a one metre long RCA phono plug to plug lead with all orders,
so the kit can be used with all VCRs and camcorders.
Our kit will grab from any VCR or camcorder at DVD resolution with no loss of quality. It will keep recording until you run out of hard drive space. Video & audio will stay in perfect sync. Edit using OpenShot, iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Burn to DVD using iDVD or Burn OSX. The DVDs you make will play in any DVD player.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How easy is it to use Video-2-Mac?
A. Just follow our printed instructions & copy what we do in the video tutorial.
Q. Does the kit work with the latest Big Sur
A. Yes. We've personally tested it with Big Sur
on the 10/6/2021
Q. How long does it take to get one hour of video onto a DVD?
A. Capturing one hour of video takes 60 minutes. You can then copy it to a USB stick or edit it in iMovie. Burning to DVD takes another 10 minutes.
Q. How much video can I fit on a blank DVD?
A. Two hours on a 4.7GB DVD-R. Three hours & thirty minutes on a dual-layer 8.5GB DVD+R.
Q. My Mac doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, so how do I install the software?
A. We also provide an internet download link for the software & video tutorials
Q. My Mac didn't come with iMovie, Final Cut or iDVD, can I still use your kit?
A. Absolutely. Capture using the provided software and your video is in a standard MP4 file which can be shared on a USB stick or over the internet and viewed on any PC or Mac using the free VLC Media Player. You can burn a DVD using the Burn OSX software included with the kit, no need for iDVD. If you don't have iMovie or Final Cut on your Mac you can use OpenShot to edit your videos.
Q. Where can I read product reviews of Video-2-Mac?
A. Look at our Amazon reviews (mostly 5 and 4 stars) and
eBay feedback (99.9% positive).
Q. Is the Video-2-Mac kit available anywhere else?
A. We only supply Video-2-Mac from this site, Amazon & eBay.
Q. Is the Video-2-Mac kit suitable for use with Mac OS Catalina 10.15?
A. Yes. The latest version of Video-2-Mac, launched 11th November 2019, works with Catalina 10.15. The new kit includes an updated USB adapter with the EM28284 chipset which has a 64 bit USB driver and will also work with all future versions of Mac OS. The Video-2-Mac kit currently supports: Catalina (10.15), Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12) and El Capitan (10.11) on any Mac less than 10 years old.
Q. Is the Video-2-Mac kit compatible with Big Sur 11.0.1?
A. Yes, we've tested the Video-2-Mac kit on an Intel based iMac from 2017 running Big Sur 11.0.1, and it works fine, if you use the latest version of OBS Studio. Ignore the paragraph in our instructions telling you to make a test recording with Quicktime Player, as that no longer allows 3rd party video devices on Big Sur.
Q. Is there any news on the USB driver for M1 Macs for Video-2-Mac kits purchased after 11/11/2019?
Empia have now provided us with an M1 compatible driver which you can download here M1.pkg.zip. Screengrab of Video-2-Mac running on a new M1 Macbook Air 8GB here. It should work fine for NTSC users in North America capturing at 720x480 at 29.97fps and we've personally tested PAL 720x576 at 25fps. All other users should use the Intel drivers provided with the kit which work correctly on all Intel Macs. You should be using the latest OBS Studio if using Catalina or Big Sur on Intel or M1 Macs.
Q. Is there an issue with Video-2-Mac on M1 Macs running Big Sur 11.4 update
A. Yes there is. OBS Studio won't launch with the USB device attached. You need this updated USB device driver for an M1 Mac running Big Sur 11.4 M1-11-4-fix.zip. Screengrab of M1 Mac with Big Sur 11.4 here. Video-2-Mac is also still working correctly on all Intel Macs.
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We're based in Knutsford, Cheshire & have been supplying computer goods by mail order since 1989. Please email any other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tim on 01565 640739. Order before 1pm Monday to Friday and we'll post your kit the same day.
All UK orders are sent by Royal Mail's 24 hour 'Signed For' post. Prices include VAT & we supply a receipt. All hardware is new and includes one years warranty. If you aren't completely delighted with Video-2-Mac you can return it for a full refund.(Please return within 30 days of receipt).
COVID-19 Update: We're still sending out orders daily by 1st Class Royal Mail post.
This applies to our eBay and Amazon shops too.
Video-2-Mac Kit £39.95 inc VAT
Includes UK postage
200+ in stock.
All trademarks acknowledged. Site last updated 26th July 2021
Video-2-Mac is also available at Amazon.co.uk