By Frank Dioso
Updated September 28, 2017
Items you will need
Composite video cables
S-video cable (optional)
The Easycap USB Video Capture Adapter is a device that provides a link between an electronic device with S-video or composite video cables and your PC. These devices include DVD players and video game systems. You can capture videos of your favorite video games or shows where you will see the display in your computer. You can then burn these videos to a blank DVD disc or upload them to your favorite media sharing site such as You Tube. Setting up the Easycap USB device can be done in just a few minutes.
Insert the “EasyCap Installation & Application Software” disc into your DVD drive. Click on “Install Driver” when the “Autorun” menu appears then follow the onscreen instructions to install the drivers. You will be taken back to the “Autorun” menu after the drivers have been installed successfully.
Click on “Install Video Studio” and follow the onscreen instructions to install the software. The serial number needed to install the software is located on the sleeve the CD came in. You will need to restart your computer after the installation is complete. When you reboot you will now see the "Ulead VideoStudio SE DVD" icon on your desktop.
Insert the EasyCap device into one of the USB ports in your computer. Connect the video and audio component cables of the electronic device of your choice and power on the device. You can connect your DVD player, computer, video game console or any other device that can use S-video or composite video cables.
Double-click on the "Ulead VideoStudio SE DVD" icon on your desktop. Click on “VideoStudio Editor” then click the “Capture” tab then click “Capture.” The property settings screen now appears.
Select “Syntek STK1160” in the source drop down menu then click “Options,” “Import Source” and select NTSC or PAL for the TV settings. Under audio, click the active device drop down menu and select “USB Audio Interface” then check "Preview audio USB device."
Click on “Capture Video” to start recording. Click “Stop Capture” to stop recording and follow the onscreen directions to save the file or burn to disc.
Frank Dioso is a trained medical technologist working for prominent research institutions such as Quest Diagnostics and California Clinical Trials. He has, for many years, ghostwritten clinical trial reports for confidential pharmaceutical drugs and is currently contributing his clinical laboratory science knowledge to online how-to articles.