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Join date : 2012-01-25
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|Subject: Making cheap capture devices infinitely more durable Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:45 pm|| |
Many many years ago before I even got into modding I bought a 15$ easycap usb capture device. This sweet baby can capture s-video, composite video and stereo sound. The device is supposed to have a limit of 30 frames per second but if you know what you're doing you can get 60 frames per second out of it. After so many years of use the av connections were breaking and going in and out of working quite constantly. So I decided since it's served me so well I might as well rebuild it. I took off the old case, built my own case with av ports installed, hard wired the av ports into the pcb and basically built the entire thing into a self contained box. Recently I picked up a component video capture card that's about the same quality so I did the same thing to my new capture device as well. Here's what they looked like before:
Now they'll never give me a problem ever again and they'll last forever. I didn't bother wiring up composite video because I don't care about it. The component video capture device also can capture s-video but I didn't wire that up because my dedicated s-video capture card works perfectly already.