How to Set Up EasyCAP With a Camcorder

The EasyCAP device can connect your camcorder to your computer using A/V cables and a USB port. It allows you to quickly connect and capture both video and sound onto your computer. The EasyCAP comes packaged with the required drivers and software for installation and set-up. All you will need to add is your camcorder and A/V cables.

Insert the installation disc that was included in the EasyCAP package into your CD drive. Close the drive and wait for the pop-up installation menu to appear. Click on "Install Driver" in the pop-up. A new pop-up will appear.

Select "Install the Software Automatically" and then click on "Next." On some computers you may receive a prompt stating that the EasyCap did not pass Windows logo testing, if this happens click on "Continue Anyway." Wait until the "Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard" pop-up appears and click "Finish." Remove the CD-ROM from your computer. Locate the serial number on the CD-ROM and write it down for reference.

Plug the EasyCAP device into your computer's USB port. Press the "Start" button on your Windows desktop and select the "My Computer" option. Click on "Properties" then select "Device Manager." Click on "Sound, video and game controllers" and confirm that the "EasyCAP video grabber" is listed. If it is not, reinstall the drivers.

Replace the software CD-ROM into your computer and wait for the installation screen to appear. Select on "Install Video Studio" and then click "Next." When prompted enter a username and the EasyCAP serial number. Click on the "Finish" button and restart your computer.

Plug your camcorder into the EasyCAP using the A/V cables. Open the Ulead software. Click on the "Capture Video" panel and select "Options." Click on "Video and Audio Capture Property Setting" and wait for the prompt to appear.

Click on "Source" and choose "Video Composite." Click on "TV System" and select between "Pal" or "NTSC." Finally, select "Preview audio with USB Device."

Things You'll Need

  • Installation disc
  • A/V cables
  • Microsoft Windows
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After studying veterinary science at the University of Illinois, Amelie Mueller worked in vet clinic for several years. Mueller later pursued a career in the arts, acquiring a journalism degree from Valencia College. Mueller now operates an art studio where she crafts furniture and home wares from recycled goods.