Of course, once you’ve captured the video from the box, you can then do any further editing in any other application. Need an easy way to capture video from a camcorder or a VCR? Unlike the Video Advantage and most other consumer video-capture devices , the Audigy Video Editor’s broad feature set has almost no weak links. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue. We took out the CD-ROM at one point thinking the software was finished installing, which apparently made the installer unhappy.

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The Bottom Line Though definitely a product that only select users will need, it’s a generally stellar prosumer solution for analog video capture.

Of course, this would seem to make a lot of sense when using this box as a flexible and high-quality video capture device. When capturing video from better-quality sources like a MiniDV camcorder or a well-recorded VHS tape, the device’s hardware-assisted video-processing technologies produced edotor with greater detail and less blockiness and video noise than most other devices in its class.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. You can read it up Creative’s quick-start guide instructs you to connect the Audigy before installing the drivers, then to click Cancel when Windows detects it. For video capture, the Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor includes a full range of interfaces DV, S-Video, and composite video inputs and outputshardware-accelerated encoding and enhancement, and bundled Ulead video editing and DVD authoring software.


Use the built-in Movie Wizard for automatically creating a synopsis video of a longer clip.

Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor Review

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Unlike the Video Advantage and most other consumer video-capture devicesthe Audigy Video Editor’s broad feature set has almost no weak links. This ultra-sleek high-end audio system combines premium audio playback with award-winning video technology in an easy-to-use solution for audio and video that connects to the PC via USB 2. If you prefer, say, Pinnacle Studio, you’re out of luck–it won’t recognize the Audigy as an available source.

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Plus, it puts everything at your fingertips, meaning you never have to venture behind your PC except once, to plug in the Audigy’s USB cable. You then can use the Sounds and Audio Devices control panel to selectively choose the audio device to use for playback and recording.

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Become a fan of PCMag. The one you’ve been waiting for. As you’d expect with a hardware-accelerated capture device, CPU utilization was generally very low, and our test unit never dropped frames, even when capturing to a 1.

Hardware encoding enables functionality with a wider variety of systems, not just high-performance desktop systems required by software-only encoding solutions.

The Applications CD also installs an incredible variety of software tools to capture, edit, and play audio, and to customize the audio playback.


The advanced compression technology available from the hardware encoding greatly minimizes digital artifacts, such as hlaster and loss of detail even at low bit-ratesand provides video clean-up filters that consistently reduce random noise, increase video quality, and extend recording time. Creative Sound Blaster Driver 1. This download supports the following devices only: Anywho, the front of the box features S-Video and composite inputs along with stereo RCA inputs for audio.

Rounding out the package is a wireless remote that can also be used to control most Creative speakers.

This is due in large part to the aforementioned THX-certified audio amp. Edit with multiple video and audio tracks. Please enter your name here. Blaaster should you pay for? There are creatife factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. The Bad A few setup hassles; video capture works only with bundled applications; no TV-capture capabilities; no printed manual. And that’s just the audio! We took out the CD-ROM at one point thinking the software was finished installing, which apparently made the installer unhappy.

It needs its own power source, somewhat limiting its usability on a plane or road trip, but as its only connection viddo via USB, you don’t need to worry about empty PCI slots and the like.