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Orion Video Capture Device
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  • View and capture video recordings on a laptop or PC with this versatile device featuring a USB 2.0 interface
  • Designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera and StarShoot Video Eyepiece or any video equipment with RCA composite, component, or S-Video output
  • Includes software for capturing and converting files to other formats
  • Compatible with meteor detecting software and time lapse software
  • Allows conversion of video files to MPEG4, AVI, WMA, ASF, and other file formats

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Item #  52178

The immensely versatile Orion Video Capture Device makes it easy for you to view and capture video recordings on a laptop or PC. Attach the Video Capture Device to any device equipped with an RCA composite, component, or S-Video output to view, record and capture footage from the device so you can enjoy the view right on your laptop or PC. Use the Orion Video Capture Device with a StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera, StarShoot Video Eyepiece, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, and more!

The Orion Video Capture Device includes a CD-Rom disc with software for capturing and converting to other formats. Includes RCA composite, S-Video, and component (Y, Pb, Pr/Y, Cb, Cr) video inputs for a wide versatility range. Use the Video Capture Device to upload videos to YouTube or 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.

The easy to use Video Capture Device features a USB 2.0 interface and has been designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera and StarShoot Video Eyepiece, but it will work with any video equipment featuring an RCA composite, component, or S-Video output. Captured AVI or MPEG4 files can be used to further process images with astronomy software such as Registax. The Orion Video Capture device is also compatible with meteor detecting software such as UFOCapture and time lapse software such as HandyAVI. Also compatible with the Night Skies Network for broadcasting live images of the night sky over the internet.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 Operating Systems (32 bit, 64 bit).  


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 800-676-1343.

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  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • IR filter
  • USB connection
    High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility
    Windows 7/8
  • Warranty
    One year
Orion Video Capture Device (USB)
S-Video/Composite adapter cable
Component adapter cable
Software CD

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item 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.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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