Daystar Technology on Friday announced new features for its XtraView USB, a device that enables Mac OS X-equipped systems to connect to analog video sources using USB 2.0. XtraView USB is now $89.
XtraView is a hardware interface that enables you to input composite video and S-Video, along with analog stereo audio, into your Macintosh using a USB 2.0 port. XtraView supports QuickTime-compatible applications, and it provides you with the ability to grab 640 x 480 video at 29.97 frames per second (NTSC, or 25FPS in PAL mode).
Software included with the device is XtraView capture softwaree, XtraView QuickTime Exporter and Arcsoft VideoImpression 2.0 software. Once the video has been imported and coverted on your Mac, you can use any QuickTime-supported application, such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro to do further edits or refinements.
New to this update of the XtraView software is game console support, enabling you to connect a video game console to your Mac so you can watch the gameplay in real-time, uncompressed. It’s also a Universal binary, so it works natively on both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. XtraView also supports full-screen TV viewing using any tuner or player.