I've used this USB MPEG4 capture device with good results for about a year. It comes with fairly intuitive software for creating DVD menus, etc. The only trouble I had initially was with the USB connector on the box, but I returned it, and they put a more substantial connector and cable to go with it, free of charge.
--- On Mon, 9/29/08, Trey Bunn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Trey Bunn <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Composite video capture device
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 7:43 AM
> It's kind of lame and predictable to say it, but
> you'll get what you
> pay for. For a year or so, I used the Pyro A/V Link
> converter for
> importing old home VHS tapes to my computer for transfer to
> DVD. It
> costs around $150.
> The problem I had with it was that if the signal coming
> from the tape
> was the slightest bit weak, it would crap out and disappear
> causing the footage to have little gaps and jumps in it.
> To avoid
> that, you'll have to spend a bit more.
> I now use the Canopus ADVC110, which is near the low end
> affordable) of their range. These go for around $250.
> I've been
> satisfied with mine so far.
> The links on the left side of the page will take you to
> higher and lower end models. (Where I work, we have the
> model.) The more you're able to spend, the better
> transfer you'll
> Trey Bunn
> Audiovisual Conservator
> Emory University Libraries
> Preservation Office
> Atlanta, GA