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Video capture card: ADS USB Instant DVDKey Features

  • Edit and archive your home movies on CDs
  • Convert Videotapes to DVD, MPEG2, MPEG1, VCD or SVCD
  • Capture video 
  • Edit video and send back to VCR or burn DVD or CD-R

Designed to bring audio and video into a PC for video editing or DVD authoring, Instant DVD is an external video capture/editing device that connects to PC through a USB connection. This external device includes video encoder and decoder chips and hardware as well as MPEG2 codec to compress and decompress MPEG2 video.

  • Archive home movies and videotapes then burn to DVD or CD-RW disks*
  • Edit video adding transitions, video filters, blue screen effects, picture in picture, music, titles, etc. for professional looking home movies or video productions
  • Author complete DVD movies with menus, graphical buttons, custom layouts that can be played on most all home DVD players.
  • Create streaming video for Internet broadcasts
  • Publish streaming video to the Internet
  • Record edited video back to tape
  • Record video at full screen MPEG2 (704 x 480 @ 30fps) D-1 broadcast resolution or other resolutions.
  • Record in MPEG1 format to produce VCD or SVCD disks
  • Capture audio and video to your computer hard drive.
  • Record video from any video source .


Video Capture

Real-time encoding of analog video to the following formats:

  • Full D1 MPEG 2 broadcast resolution (704 x 480 NTSC / 720 x 576 PAL)
  • D1 MPEG2 (352 x 480 NTSC / 352 x 576 PAL)
  • VCD MPEG 1 (352 x 240 NTSC / 352 x 288 PAL)


  • Display full screen on a TV
  • Video tape (VCR or camcorder)
  • CD-RW as VCD or as DVD on CD (includes DVD run time player) 
  • Just pop the CD in and it opens in DVD player software
  • DVD-R and play in 98% of all home DVD players
  • Save as streaming video and publish to the web


  • USB Instant DVD device
  • 6 USB cable
  • Audio/Video connection cables
  • Instant DVD CD


Composite and S-video

System Requirements

  • Intel Celeron 400 MHz or AMD Athon/Duron or above
  • Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Available USB Port
  • 150  MB hard disk space for capture/editing application

Bundled software

Ulead VideoStudio 6.0 DVD (Full Version)
With VideoStudio 6.0, it's easy to transform rough video footage into memorable productions. A friendly user interface guides you step-by-step as you capture clips, arrange them into a story, add Hollywood-style transitions, animate unlimited titles on-screen, add music from your favorite CDs or MP3s and record voiceover narration. 

MyDVD 3.5
Sonic MyDVD 3 is the first-ever DVD recording and editing application for personal computers. MyDVD is the fastest and easiest way to share your treasured video memories with friends and family on a DVD.

CyberLink PowerDVD
With PowerDVD 4.0, the world acclaimed software DVD player, you will have the ultimate DVD solution to enjoy the benefits of DVD entertainment on the PC.

Neptune MediaShare
Create amazing online video albums in minutes. With your MediaShare account, you can assemble and store great looking albums complete with captions, effects, music and more. Sharing your video with friends and family has never been easier.

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Other Digital Video Capture Cards

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Digital Origin Canopus Aist

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