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Video capture card software VideoGlide for Mac (with Xbox 360 setup)

22nd April, 2010


Video Capture, but more importantly, via a capture card, used to be just one of those things that's not as easy on a Mac as on a Windows PC.

That was until just recently, when I came across a brilliant little piece of software for just that.

Its called VideoGlide, and it allows Mac users to easily record a source of video, from say a TV, Xbox 360, PS3 and so on.

VideoGlide, which after using I am very impressed with, is amazingly easy to set up. I found it offers great high contrast, high quality video for RCA and has excellent audio/video synchronisation. It also allows you to export your recordings to any QuickTime supported format which can be very useful.
VideoGlide About
Obviously, for this to work you'll need a capture card. It does not have to be a specific type however as VideoGlide has you covered with a wide range of supported cards, including the one I used, a USB 2.0 Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100.

The software allowed me to record whatever was on my TV, including my Xbox Smile. I thought that the Xbox 360 recording capability might interest some of you so here is a quick setup guide in case you want to do just that.

Capturing Xbox 360 on a Mac

Below is a quick how to on just how I got it up and running with a particular setup. This how to comes with absolutely no explicit or implicit warranty whatsoever. I take no responsibility. So use at your own risk! Sorry but had to get that out of the way first Smile.

1. Get a capture card, making sure its supported by VideoGlide by checking the compatibility list on their site here.

step1

2. You'll also need a standard component RCA cable (the one with the red, white and yellow outputs at each end).

step2

3. Next, in order to see your Xbox 360's output on your TV and on your Mac, you will need to have a through scart adapter, with an RCA on the top, plus a scart to phono (RCA) adapter (if your Xbox 360 does not have a scart output cable). Both shown below.

step3

4. Connect this all up. The capture card plugs into the computers USB, then the component RCA cable will need to go from the capture card to the through scart adapters RCA inputs.

Plug the through scart adapter into a scart socket on the back of your TV, and at the other end of the through scart adapter, plug in your xbox, using a scart to phono (RCA) adapter if necessary (this is needed if your xbox only has the standard RCA and component outputs cable).

The below diagram could possibly help Smile

mac capture card to xbox setup diagram

5. The last step is to download VideoGlide from their website.

downloading VideoGlide

That's it! Have fun recording things from your TV Big Grin.



Comments

Tabster

05th June, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Ty, nice tutorial Smile :). I'm using it to screen capture CoD4 on Xbox.
norman

27th September, 2010 at 10:28 pm

ha, I will experiment my thought, your post give me some good ideas, it's truly awesome, thanks.

- Norman
Zero Thompson

02nd October, 2010 at 1:32 am

I'm trying to use this setup, but there is nothing on the back of my TV that comes even remotely close to accepting the scart adapter. I have an Insignia HDTV. Do I need to plug an S Video cable from the TV to the through scart adapter, or will that not work? Everything else seems to be a perfect fit, but not this. Help!
Ross

02nd October, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hey Zero

What you have said is correct, plug an S Video cable from the TV to the through scart adapter, this should then all work.

The rest of the setup should remain the same as in the diagram (apart from the fact that the male end of the scart through adapter should now not be plugged into anything).

Make sure the switch on the scart through adapter is set to output. (Pointing towards the male end of the scart adapter if you have one similar to whats shown in the diagram)

That should now all be working nicely. Feel free to leave another comment if you have anymore problems and I will try and help you out.

Thanks

EDIT:After thinking about this some more... S Video is Video only, so I dont think you would get sound unless you split the sound output... otherwise, with the setup suggested above I think you will only get sound through your computer

I would test this all out for you but I dont have access to an S-Video socket

Try posting about this in a good forum based in this topic, like http://www.avforums.com. If you manage to figure it all out it would be great if you could comment back on the solution.

Robert

07th February, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Nice tut, many thanks

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