I have an RCA feed with video. I'd like to capture this video to my Mac. I am looking for a mobile solution, something that does not require a wall plug, although battery power is OK. What methods exist to capture video on a laptop?

Here is a solution (mini portable VCR) that does not use a computer, but if I can get it into my Mac for around that price, it would be preferred.


The Elgato Video Capture takes video from a standard 3-plug RCA feed and records it to your Mac or PC in H.264 (they provide the recording software). It is USB-powered. $99 list, $79 Amazon.

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  • Any idea how to handle having only a single RCA, not three? – user588 Jan 7 '11 at 6:20
  • Two plugs are for audio. Just leave those off, and I'm sure you'll get just video (the yellow one). – Nathan Greenstein Jan 7 '11 at 14:55

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