EchoFX has announced the immediate availability of USBVision For Mac
OS X 1.3.2 and VideoGlide for Mac OS X 1.3.2 -software support for
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 video digitizing devices from Belkin, Dazzle,
KWorld, Pinnacle, Plextor, XLR8 and many others.
The new versions correct a problem with exporting movies in Mac OS
10.5, plug a memory leak in the USBVision decoder, and add audio
support for new VideoGlide devices based on the Empia 2862 chipset.
USBVision For Mac OS X 1.3.2 and VideoGlide For Mac OS X 1.3.2 are
$29.95 for new customers. Existing USBVision or VideoGlide customers
may upgrade to the new software free of charge.
The USBVision software offers Mac OS X support for a wide range of
USB 1.1 devices including Belkin VideoBus and VideoBus II, Global
Village VideoFX, Hauppauge USBLive, iRez USB Live and CapSure USB,
Dazzle DVC-50 and DVC-80, Pinnacle StudioLINX, XLR8 InterView and
many others -including those originally sold as “PC-only”. The
USBVision software also supports s-video capturing on some TV tuner
devices including Hauppage WinTV and Pinnacle Studio PCTV.
The VideoGlide software offers Mac OS X support for a wide range of
USB 2.0 devices including the KWorld DVD Maker USB 2.0, LinXcel Video
Grabber, LG Electronics GSA-5169D DVD-RW, Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-90 and
DVC-100, Plextor ConvertX PX-AV100U and PX-AV200U, VideoHome GrabBeeX
and many others. The VideoGlide software also supports s-video
capturing on some TV tuner devices including Gadmei UTV310, Hauppauge
WinTV-USB2, Leadtek WinFast USB2 and ZEB – TV2005E, MSI VOX USB 2.0
Analog TV and Plextor PX-TV200U.
The software allows the display and capture of video from any of the
supported devices, either via the provided capture application, or
via a variety of third-party applications. The included software
features hardware accelerated full-screen playback, duration-based
recording, time-lapse recording and AppleScript support. Device
specific and external audio sources, including the built-in
microphone port of the Macintosh, or a separate USB microphone, are
Also, with sufficient USB bandwidth, the software will allow multiple
video capture devices to run simultaneously on one computer. Multiple
devices can be used with Ben Bird’s SecuritySpy and SubRosaSoft’s
HomeGuardian security packages allowing the monitoring of many
different video sources. Multiple devices can also be used with video
broadcast packages such as Vara Software’s Wirecast, and webcam
packages such as Econ Technologies’ ImageCaster, allowing multiple
video sources to be uploaded to the Internet from a single computer.
The software is available at www.echofx.com for US$29.95 per device
activated. Existing USBVision or VideoGlide customers may upgrade to
the new software free of charge.