Thanks, I've just ordered one of those VGA-SVideo converter boxes and a C200 Pro - we'll see how it turns out 😀
The best IQ is from video cards that have S-Video out. Be vary though, some cards do funny things if you also plug in a VGA monitor...
VGA to S-Video converter works well, but with a slight reduction in quality. This gets worse if you go through a KVM like I did and/or have a splitter in there as well.
Biggest plua about S-Video capture is:
- It's easy on the hardware. Older machines have no issue keeping up capturing.
- It will record anything. No matter the resolution, if yo do a reboot, if you unplug and hook something else up. You get one file with everything in it.
- Affordable. When you add up the VGA to S-Video converter and the S-Video capture device you can get away with under 50 bucks, maybe less.
I got an AVerMedia as well and already uploaded two clips captured with VGA:
Monkey Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1lHFG9Zbms
Pinball Dreams Deluxe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVA0ZQXMWb8
I'm currently rendering a DVI > HDMI capture which is likely the way to go for me. The video workflow is easy as, even less work than with S-Video. It obviously means you need to use a graphics card with DVI, but I'm not shy about promoting my Super Socket 7 Gaming Time-machine 🤣
I'll link the result and you can compare it with other captures out there.