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USBVision offers Mac OS X support not only for XLR8 InterView, but also for a wide range of new devices including Belkin VideoBus and VideoBus II, iRez USB Live and CapSure, Global Village VideoFX, Alpha Data USB Video Adapter, Hauppauge USB-Live and many others -including those originally sold as PC-only. Mac OS X support for most of these devices was previously unavailable.

Additionally, the new USBVision software will allow up to eight video capture devices to run simultaneously on one computer. Multiple devices can be used with Ben Bird's SecuritySpy and SubRosaSoft's HomeGuardian security packages allowing the monitoring of more...

What's New

Version 1.5.0:
  • Includes the authentication necessary to install software on OS X 10.8.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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ltimucin Member IconComment+1
ltimucin
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Wow, what excellent technical support I received for USBVision. I was suddenly having trouble running the software after successfully using it for years on a satellite project. After probably 20 emails back and forth, EchoFX support deduced that another software package was interfering (USB Proscope). I relocated a few tools as instructed and BAM everything was fixed. I can't believe the tenacity of this software team to find such an obscure glitch... wish all my packages were so well supported.
-Linda

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Version 1.2
Joel Schmidt Member IconComment+0
Joel Schmidt
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Still does not completely support the Belkin VideoBus II when used with my Japanese Sega Saturn. Only audio works, no video. tried all possible compressions (including none).

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Version 1.1.2
Joel Schmidt
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been a year since I purchased my japanese Saturn and a year since I reported this bug. have a feeling that it will never be fixed (especially since EchoFX told me I should switch to the Interview device which does properly detect the video signal from my Saturn). Me thinks that since I purchased this software for this one use, it might be time to give up and insist on a refund.

macfreak4 Member IconReview+0
macfreak4
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This is a truly awesome product. My friend and I were going on a 10-hour roadtrip and we were staying up until midnight to try to prepare for it (you see, we have this urge to play Playstation2 games and watch VHS movies in the car)

Anyway, the problem was that my friend's 12" TV had broke when we were installing it in the car, and so it was beginning to look like we would not be able to play games for 10 hours straight (boo-hoo) I suddenly remembered that I had just recently bought a used GlobalVillage VideoFX adaptor from an eBay seller friend of mine a few weeks prior. I had bought it to record TV shows to the computer. Problem was that the software worked only on OS 8.5-9.x, and would not work in Classic mode under OS X. I frantically surfed the web until I stumbled upon the USBVision software. I bought it instantly, and that small purchase of 25 bucks or so saved my friend and I from listening to vocabulary tapes the whole way (which was what his mom was going to force us to do...ARGH!)

The folks at USB vision must be geniuses to be able to make such an intuitive, non-buggy, inexpensive bundle of software apps to be compatible with a staggeringly long list of USB video capture hardware. MANY THANKS!

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Oh, I forgot to mention my system: I have an iBook G4 (800mhz, 256mb RAM, 40GB hdd, cd-rw/dvd) Also, there are some slight choppyness and less-than-desirable frame rates in the Video Capture application. However, I'd blame this on the hardware of the VideoFX unit, as it also seems to do this in its original software in OS 9.

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Anonymous
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I've got an old "Dazzle" USB video input device that I haven't been able to use since I upgraded to OSX. I'd hooked it up and ran the USBVision demo and it recognized the device as something from "Global Village" which I believe used the same hardware.

I was a little hesitant about paying for the software if I wasn't 100% sure it was going to work, but went ahead and purchased it figuring the price was pretty low and it was a reaonable gamble.

The software works as advertised and is much more intuitive than the original software that came with the device. I highly recommend this software/driver for people who have compatible video input hardware.

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Version 1.1.1
EchoFX Support (Developer) Member IconDev+0
EchoFX Support (Developer)
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From EchoFX Support,

regarding the two preceding reports. There are rare instances when we are unable to help a customer acquire video through the USBVision software. Occassionally older video equipment or faulty devices are to blame. In any case, if we cannot make the customer happy, we do not keep their money! These instances are extraordinarily rare and we encourage anyone still in doubt, to try the demo version.

As to the person claiming that they had to reformat their hard drive. That simply cannot be due to USBVision. There are tens of thousands of installations of this software in use and no one has ever lost data to our knowledge, with the exception of one user over a year ago who erased his hard drive to uninstall the software. (Holding down the option key in the installer is a much less destructive approach).

No one has contacted tech support in recent months regarding anything like what user "Tim" describes. There is simply no evidence whatsoever that the USBVision software on it's own could harm a drive in this way.

In summary: a 1-star rating for refunding a customer's money in the extraordinarily rare case we can't make the software work is unreasonable. A 1-star rating for a horror story that absolutely cannot have been the USBVision software's fault is even more unreasonable. Please take note of other user experiences before taking these two reports into account.

Thank you.
EchoFx Support.

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Version 1.1.1
tighelander
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"In any case, if we cannot make the customer happy, we do not keep their money!"

WOW! Now that's how I wish all companies acted!I had trouble initially with VueScan software, and that company is not so nice.

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Anonymous
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I also had no luck with this software. Their tecksupport can't help me so I have to return it.

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I installed this, sort of worked once, bad video. I tried to use it again and it killed my computer. had to reformat but still does not work.

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I suggest buying a MyTV device, it seems to work much better then this.

alan Member IconReview+0
alan
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This software works perfectly with my 3-5 yr. old Belkin USBVideoBus II. It requires no power supply (as more expensive FW products do and comes with an input and export program.


With this I'm able to connect to my cable box and watch any show I want in the upper left (or any other) corner of my screen while I work. No need to turn on the tv, or even have one anymore.The quality is so good that I'm able to read/watch movies with subtitles on my mac screen.


I'm also able to use my Sony DSC-S70 digital camera as an internet cam with this driver. I'm soooo glad I didn't toss the VIdeoBus II because it no longer worked with OS X.


--alan

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I have used Interview for about 3 years now. Since EchoFX have taken over software production the quality of the video is outstanding. The developer is extremely friendly and sympathetic.
If you have an old VHS camcorder then buy this.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 22,058
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License Demo
Date 28 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $29.95
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