Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to transfer videos from your camcorder to your harddisk or your iPod when you are traveling without having to carry a laptop computer?
Browsing through the new products on display at the local Best Buy, I noticed something interesting. It is the Pinnacle Video Transfer, a nifty little gadget that lets you transfer video data from an analog video source like a camcorder onto your iPod, harddisk or a USB drive.
The Pinnacle product page says
At the touch of a button, rapidly copy analog video from any source in MPEG-4 quality to any USB 2.0 storage device without using a PC.
Pinnacle Video Transfer provides high-quality MPEG-4 encoding in H.264 at up to 720×480/576 (NTSC/PAL) resolution and supports multiple inputs including S-Video, Composite video and stereo audio.
High-speed USB 2.0 connection ensures fast video transfer. The compact size makes it perfect for backing up videos on the go.
Some of the listed features…
PC-less capture of your video to an iPod, PSP, USB 2.0 hard drive or USB Flash Stick.
One-touch start/stop recording from any video source including a TV, DVD player, PVR, camcorder, set-top box or gaming console.
High-quality MPEG-4 encoding in H.264 at up to 720×480/576 (NTSC/PAL) resolution*.
High-quality MPEG-4 encoding for mobile devices, full-screen PC and even video editing or DVD burning.*
Multiple capture options for mobile devices, full-screen PC and even video editing or DVD burning.*
S-Video, composite video and stereo audio analog inputs.
Compact size makes it perfect for travelling.
Priced attractively at $129.99, this seems like just what a lot of people have been waiting for.