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Pro User friendly interface
The user interface is very intuitive and easy to understand for beginners. It guides you through all the process step by step and applies the settings automatically based on the input you have selected and how you want to use the captured material, so you don’t need any previous experience with capturing software.
Pro S-video input
You can capture video using S-video input. S-video provides a better quality video signal compared to composite input.
Pro Latest Windows and Mac OS compatible
Elgato provides official drivers for Windows 7 and later as well as Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Con No advanced video editing capabilities
Besides of video trimming and basic controls like adjusting the brightness and contrast you can’t do anything else with the material without exporting it to a video editing software.
Con Can’t connect directly to a TV
You can’t convert the signal and view it instantly on a TV because there is no HDMI output.
Con No Linux or old OS support
There are no official drivers for Linux or Windows XP, however technically the device is recognized in Linux.