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#1 AndrewShipway

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

Not sure if this should be here or hardware it kind of falls into both categories. I have a Dazzle DVC100 for PC and I now own a MacBook.

I have a few questions regarding this product and hope someone on the forums can help.

Are there any drivers available that I can download to use my Dazzle with my Mac?
Is there anyway I can use my dazzle at the same time as watching in HD?
If it is not possible to use my dazzle with Mac OS then what would be the minimum recommended specs for a PC to run the device efficiently.

Thanks for any advice :)

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

Never used or had heard of the product till this post. But a quick google for some information for myself turned up a few posts about this product on a Mac. Most were youtube videos on setup. I can't vouch for the content on youtube as I neither have the product or a Mac. But I think some googling might get you pointed in the right direction. There are support forums on the vendor site as well, that might be some help too.

Sorry I couldn't be more help, this is new to me.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:32 AM

Back in the day, I used a Dazzle for transferring VCR tapes, And old analog camcorders, to DVD.

It wasn't worth the effort. IMO. Quality was horrible. I used VirtulDub to record video to AVI. Video size was 240 X 320 (If I remember correctly) It would not make a 720 x 480 video for DVD, no matter what I did.
I had to run a separate wire from the audio out of the VCR into the line in on the PC, because the Dazzle wouldn't process both audio and video on my old PC.

I tried to get it to work on Macbook running OSX Tiger, but didn't succeed. (I could be wrong here, but, I think Mac requires Firewire for video, Dazzle has USB)

Finally tossed it in a drawer and bought a standalone DVDrecorder that blew the Dazzle away in the quality dept.


I used the Dazzle on an old Sony Viao, 512 MB ram, Pent 4, 2.8 GHz processor.

Also tried on my daughters Toshiba laptop running Vista, but it would not recognize the Dazzle.
I didn't really try that hard. :)

Good luck.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

Back in the day, I used a Dazzle for transferring VCR tapes, And old analog camcorders, to DVD.

It wasn't worth the effort. IMO. Quality was horrible. I used VirtulDub to record video to AVI. Video size was 240 X 320 (If I remember correctly) It would not make a 720 x 480 video for DVD, no matter what I did.
I had to run a separate wire from the audio out of the VCR into the line in on the PC, because the Dazzle wouldn't process both audio and video on my old PC.

I tried to get it to work on Macbook running OSX Tiger, but didn't succeed. (I could be wrong here, but, I think Mac requires Firewire for video, Dazzle has USB)

Finally tossed it in a drawer and bought a standalone DVDrecorder that blew the Dazzle away in the quality dept.


I used the Dazzle on an old Sony Viao, 512 MB ram, Pent 4, 2.8 GHz processor.

Also tried on my daughters Toshiba laptop running Vista, but it would not recognize the Dazzle.
I didn't really try that hard. :)

Good luck.

Odd, my Dazzle DVC 100 looks and works great. Of course to get HD you need an S-Video and a splitter to get the most out of the dazzle. Basically what you need to do (sorry I don't own a mac but I can help with your other problems.) is get a splitter for your gaming console, video player, etc. I take it you probably are running it for games, so to use the dazzle on your tv as well as your macbook buy a splitter that splits the cables from the console to the dazzle/tv. Now you shouldn't need any more than a basic computer to run dazzle because it is just an imaging/audio device. If you need to run the movie editor that came with it however you may need a bit of power behind it (4GB ram 2.3 GHZ processor, most new PCs often have these low of specs). Now if you are having problems with the audio but having the image just fine then you need to (like I did) buy this kind of cable or adapter "3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female Y-Cable" they sell it cheap online and sometimes in stores for only a few bucks. Also make sure the Red and White are female and the black is male.

Hope you succeed--Gilroy

Edited by Purplegill10, 14 August 2012 - 03:03 PM.

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