on friday released updates to USBVision and VideoGlide, software to enable third-party USB video digitizing devices to work on Mac OS X. The new 1.2.2 and 1.0.2 releases (respectively) are free updates for registered users; both cost $29.95.
USBVision enables USB 1.1-based video digitizing devices to work with the Mac, including many originally marketed as “PC-only.” Either product lets you display and capture video either using the provided capture application or with third-party video apps. Supported devices include products from Pinnacle, iRez, Belkin and others. VideoGlide offers support for USB 2.0 devices, including products from Hauppage, VideoHome, KWorld and others.
The new updates fix a problem with Mac OS X v10.4.9, QuickTime and Spotlight that can cause frame loss and audio/video synchronization problems while saving movies to the hard disk, according to EchoFX.