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The epiphan VGA2USB – A Six Minute and Six Second review

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Using Windows Home Server readers deserve the best. It is in the spirit of this mission that I just purchased the epiphan VGA2USB video capture device. This device will allow me to bring you high quality video of start up POST sequences, Restores, and Xbox Extender video as never before seen on our website.

VGA2USB

Background

You may be aware of the Inspiron 64-bit driver issue I had last week by now. You are also aware that I had to use my phone to get the screen shots for the article. Ugh.

Typically I need to get video of different computers in various states for my articles. When I have an issue, it is not always on my publishing and recording desktop so getting the video is usually from my phone or video camera. The shots are usually not good, shaky or even (depending on how many beers I have had) sometimes blurry!

For normal operations I have been using screen recording software but have still had to use my camera or phone for the video during start ups, POST, Restores and demos.The quality is not good and after that last video I was embarrassed and needed something better for the readers.

Now, I was off-site and not really prepared to video this error, but even had I planned it I still would have had to set up some video camera thing. Even getting the POST screens was not possible due to low light.Do not watch the whole video but look at quality of the first few frames.

What’s a boy to do?

epiphan VGA2USB

I did some research and found the epiphan VGA2USB was my best option for WHS and WMC videos. This product should give me years of good quality video for all of my articles. This capture device goes between the PC and the monitor and allows me to intercept that VGA signal and record it. I just run the software and let my laptop record everything that shows on the monitor. Sweet.

VGA2USB

More information on the VGA2USB can be found at:

http://www.epiphan.com/products/frame-grabbers/vga2usb

Package Contents

The epiphan VGA2USB package arrived with the following components:

  • VGA2USB unit
  • VGA cable
  • USB Cable
  • VGA splitter
  • VGA adapter
  • Instruction manual

VGA2USB

Timothy Daleohttp://usingwindowshomeserver.com
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I am very interested in this product to capture 1024×768 VGA from a laptop. Can you tell me the capture rate you are getting? at what resolution?
    thanks

    • I use the epiphan VGA2USB and its software to get the signal to my PC but then use ZDSoft Screen Recorder to get smaller full screen recording. I just capture the window on the desktop. It is very easy.

      I do this because I found that the epiphan VGA2USB software had large and bulky video files.

      http://www.zdsoft.com/

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