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Here's my situation. I've got a decent PC (I guess the only relevant spec here is the graphics card...it has a Radeon X800, no All-In-Wonder or anything like that) that I play games on, surf, etc.. I wanted to capture some Youtube videos, DVDs, and gameplay footage to edit machinima style on my second computer...
...a 15" MacBook Pro (with the upgraded Radeon graphics card). I have Final Cut Pro Studio version one, so I basically want to export from my PC to my Mac in .dv or .mov format, or anything that I could eventually convert and edit.
The problem is, FRAPS is too slow for the gameplay capture I want to do. Otherwise I would purchase that and be done with it.
Instead, I think a hardware solution is in order. I've thought of a couple options.
1. Film the computer screen (LCD) with a miniDV camera and import the footage. I'd rather not do this.
2. Export to a DVR or Tivo like box, and then import into my Mac. I lack a Tivo/DVR, and I don't have any S-video out or anything like that on my PC (or inputs on my Mac), so I'm not sure if that's a great idea.
3. Buy a dated PCI graphics card for my PC that just barely does S-Video/composite/component out, and find some way to route it or capture it on my Mac.