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ION Video Forever Video Capture Device

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About this product


  • Transfer video & audio to your computer & create DVDs
  • Connect via composite and S-Video outputs to your PC or Mac
  • Powerful video editing software included

Product overview

• Transfer video & audio to your computer & create DVDs
• Connect via composite and S-Video outputs to your PC or Mac
• Powerful video editing software included
• Create high-resolution video with high-fidelity stereo sound
• Chop & crop, add professional style titles, menus & sound tracks
• Connect your VCR, DVD player, video camera, or other video source
• Send videos directly to Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and more
• Snapshot button for capturing still images from video
• Works with Quicktime & iMovie

Video Forever is a video conversion system for Mac or PC that captures, converts, and delivers quality recordings from virtually any video and audio source. The result is high-quality digital videos on your computer. You can watch your videos on your computer, record them onto a DVD*, or load them onto your portable video player, such as PSP or iPod. There is even one button upload to Facebook and Youtube. For even those with almost no computer experience, Video Forever is easy to connect to VCRs, DVRs, camcorders, and most other video-playback sources. Simply plug in the three color-coded cables on one side and the standard USB jack to your computer, and you’re set. Video Forever even comes with software that makes things quick and easy! Video Forever has the one-touch snapshot button which lets you take a still image of your video source with one touch of the button. Includes Cyberlink PowerProducer for simple, easy and straightforward video recording. Includes Cyberlink PowerDirector digital video editing program which lets you create professional-looking videos and photo slideshows, complete with music, voice-overs, special effects, transitions and much more. PowerDirector lets you save as a file** or upload directly to Youtube or Facebook from the software, making sharing your videos easy. Mac users can record there favourite videos using included Videoglide capture and Videoglide exporter software, or using Quicktime or iMovie, which come with every Mac. Video Forever enhances your videos and enables you to take them anywhere you want. * Requires DVD recorder, not included PSP is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. **.AVI, MPEG-1, Mpeg-2, Portable Mpeg-4, H.264 AVC,. WVM, .RM

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well with Windows 7 64 bit - Drivers all come on CD and work, no need to download from internet. Director/Producer Software (capture& editting) it comes with works excellent as well, very simple to set up and automatically detects device - however to get it to work you have to tell it what signal type it's recieving (PAL-60, etc). Using it to record from my Xbox 360 and produces very high quality videos with no lag or jitter at all on recorded video. Overall very pleased with my purchase and especially pleased it works so well with Windows 7 64-bit, after having no luck finding any other devices that actually work.
Date published: 2011-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what is says on the tin. Easy to install, good quality transfer for video and audio. Software is ok for a free version alowing you to transfer to your computer and do some basic manipulation. Most importantly, video and audio are in sync. Works on both older desktop Windows Vista and newer laptop Win 7. Only small issue (on Vista) is that the the audio is on initial connection the audio muted and you need to go to control panel => sound => select Recording Tab => douple click on USB 2861 Device => select Levels property => click the little speaker icon until its not muted. Then works fine. Would recommend.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If you purchase this product and find that it contains PowerDirector V8, return it immediately for a refund. Do not waste time trying to edit video with this, everything looks fine until you render the finished sequence. The sound will be about half a second out of sync in various parts, but not all the way through, so you cannot fix it with a simple offset. You will have to use another editing program so the cheap price tag for the hardware and piece of faulty software becomes a lot less attractive. Do not waste any time with cyberlink support, I have been going round in circles for a month.
Date published: 2011-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So far this has been a complete waste of money. I found that I needed extra connectors to get any thing from my VCR to the convertor dongle supplied, but I've so far tried 4 different combinations, and not succeeded in getting a single frame of output on to my pc. The supplied software insists on being run by an administrator ID, otherwise I get a 'can't find a burner' error. You can't register the product with ion audio because their website insists that all their customers live in the USA, so you can't get any support from them, and the webiste just recycles the minimal info you get in the instruction booklet. It only gets 1 star because I can't give it none.
Date published: 2012-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a Canon Camcorder i wanted to use for live streaming from my PC. Unusually these camcorders dont have firewire or USB streaming but it does have AV Out (Yellow, Red & white RCA). This little gadget worked perfectly. Not keen on cyberlink but can recommend Debut software from NCH which works nicely with it.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wanted to a) transfer my films from my freeview box to my PC b) be able to record from my CCTV camera. This manages both tasks well. The Cyberlink PowerDirector software, (which was included) can do some things better than I could do them with my Nero or AVS. Very pleased!
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product - Works with iMAC - can recommend
Date published: 2011-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - easy to use and good results. Also comes bundled with free software for converting video files.
Date published: 2011-10-27
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2x Twin Phono (RCA)



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System Requirements & Software

Compatible Operating Systems:

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OSX 10.5.6 or above

Software Included:



Package Contents:

1 x Video Forever
1 x Quickstart guide
1 x Software CD



Video Capture

Will the ION video forever work on Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit or Windows 10? (I have windows 7 64 bit at present but nay have to upgrade to Windows 8.1)

Asked by: Wildlife watcher
Yes, I am pleased to advise this product will do exactly as you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-12-13

Will the ION video Forever comp video input accept video from the BNC cable of a CCTV camera? e.g. Sentient B20QK ( Analogue) or Lorex BN16RC (Hi def Analogue)? If Needed I can make a BNC to phono converter/attenuator to reduce transmission voltage.

Asked by: Wildlife watcher
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-12-13

hi, I have some Hi8 video tapes from an old video recorder. IT says they are Super HME. Can i use these cables to transfer? What other equipment do I need? Just a computer? thanks

Asked by: Louise
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-04

Are there any drivers for Windows 10 or have I just wasted my money.

Asked by: Roadrunner
This should work fine on Windows 10. For more help and support please follow the link below
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-09-18

will it work with windows 10, and nero10.

Asked by: mel over 70
yes it will work on window 10
Answered by: bigball1
Date published: 2017-08-10

I have bought a video forever from you but can't get it working. Is it compatible with Windows 10

Asked by: Jeremy42
This should work fine on Windows 10. For more help and support please follow the link below
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

Do this work on windows 10

Asked by: Ivan
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item. as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

Hi, i have a video camera in a bird nest box with the receiver connecting via the three coloured leads to my TV. Just wondering if i could use this to record video throughout the day whilst we are out?

Asked by: Phil
This should be fine to use. If the cables are being ran outdoors thought you would need to use appropriate waterproofing and this would need to be connected to a pc in order to record.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-10
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