Suggestion For Lileks

James Lileks says he’s looking for a “direct VHS-to-Digial input” for that big honking Mac G5 of his. I recommend the Canopus ADVC-100 unit, which is cheap (considerably cheaper than the list price if you look around), goes over Firewire, and has rock-solid lock of audio sync, even for very long recordings. Best of all, “it just works.”

I personally have the PCI card version, the ADVC-50, in my old G4 tower, but for portability, I think I’d buy the stand-alone 100 if I had to do it again.