updated 02:25 pm EDT, Tue September 25, 2007
Pinnacle Video Capture
Pinnacle Systems released Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac, a USB 2.0 device that eases the process of capturing video in an iPod-native format from any analog source. The system enables users to transfer home videos, record TV shows or movies, and record gameplay from a game console while automatically adding the content to iTunes. Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac plugs into a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port to enable high-quality video streaming directly to the system with support for multiple inputs -- including S-Video, Composite video, and stereo audio analog. The device features hardware video encoding and onboard compression as well as MPEG-3 compression support. Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac is slated for release in mid-October of this year, and is priced at $100 requiring Mac OS X 10.4 or later.