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Turtle Beach Video Advantage PCI

robgs    -   September 13, 2007
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Conclusion:

Installing the Video Advantage PCI was quite easy and there were very good instructions that were included in the package. I really like the fact that every cable that you could use with the Video Advantage PCI was also included. With such a wide range of topics that could be discussed about video capturing and editing, the instruction manual was quite in-depth and contained a lot of useful information. The faceplate looks stylish and also proved to be the main interface that I would use for video capture. I also liked the fact that the Video Advantage PCI hardware is non-proprietary, in that any video capture software can be used with it.

The software, on the other hand, wasn’t the most useful that I’ve used. The AD FullCap was fine for very basic video capture, but was limited in options. While the Cyberlink PowerDirector software had a little bit more options, it was still missing some editing options to help create more professional looking videos. PowerDirector did have some interesting and fun effects however, that made it much more appealing.

Turtle Beach has always produced quality audio and video equipment for the PC and they haven’t let up with the Video Advantage PCI. The hardware is top quality and is highly configurable, depending on the video capture software you use. The front interface panel is an added bonus that really makes it much easier to just hook up your video equipment and start working. With all of the different connection inputs, the Video Advantage PCI should be able to capture information from just about any home video camera.

 

Pros:

  • All the cables are included
  • Front interface Panel
  • Good instructions

 

Cons:

  • Steep hardware requirements for highest quality video
  • Burning software doesn't work with all DVD ROMs

 

 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation: Software Part 1
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  5. Installation: Software Part 2
  6. Configuration
  7. Configuration Continued
  8. Testing
  9. Testing Continued
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