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Orion Video Capture Device
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  • View and capture video recordings on any Power PC G3/G4/G5 or Intel-Based Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.3 or above; or any computer running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • Designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera and StarShoot Video Eyepiece or any video equipment with RCA composite or or S-Video output
  • Includes software for capturing, editing, converting files to other formats and post-processing software
  • Makes it easy to capture video footage from video cameras attached to telescopes
  • Capture and convert movies to other formats such as MPEG and AVI formats

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Item #  52181

The useful and immensely versatile Orion Video Capture Device makes it easy for you to view and capture video recordings on an Apple or Windows computer. The Orion Video Capture Device attaches directly to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with an RCA composite or S-Video output, and allows you to view and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your computer.

The easy to use device features a USB 2.0 interface and has been designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II and StarShoot Video Eyepiece II (both sold separately), but it will work with any video equipment featuring an RCA composite or S-Video output. Captured files can be used to further process images with included astronomy software.

The Orion Video Capture Device includes a download card for drivers and software packed with tools for capturing and converting footage to other formats. Includes RCA composite and S-Video inputs for a wide versatility range. Use it to upload videos to YouTube and for transferring video files for your iPod, iPod Touch, iPad, AppleTV, PSP, PS3, XBOX, and mobile devices. The Orion Video Capture Device is compatible with both NTSC and PAL standards.

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh Power PC G3/G4/G5, iPod, iPad, iPod touch, and AppleTV are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

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  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • IR filter
  • USB connection
    High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility
    Windows 7/8/10 OSX
  • Maximum input resolution
    720 x 480
  • Video format
    NTSC & PAL
  • Video In
    Composite & SVideo
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Video Capture Device for Mac and Windows
Software and driver digital download card
Instruction manual

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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