IOData GV-USB2

Introduction

The GV-USB2 is a USB video capture device for digitising analogue video such as VHS, Beta, Video8 and Video Hi8. It cannot capture DV video (DV should be transferred via Firewire or the other means I have mentioned here). The software comes with the driver and the “Light Capture” program. I have not installed Light Capture nor used it. I only use the driver and capture with other programs such as AmarecTV. I like the GV-USB2 because of it’s good capture quality and it’s flawless operation under Windows 10 and 11.

Driver Versions

There are currently 3 driver versions available: Version 111, which shows up as 1.1.0.93 dated 28/06/2010; Version 112, which shows up as 1.1.0.193, dated 7/06/2021; Version 114, the driver of which shows up as the same as 112 (it appears that 114 corrects only an issue with the Light Capture software, not the driver). There is a problem with driver versions 112 and 114: 25fps is not available as a capture framerate in Windows 11. I therefore recommend use of driver version 111/dated 2010/1.1.0.93. Alternatively, the “25fps” can be typed into the Format line:

Installation

Note: Do not plug in the GV-USB2 until after you’ve installed the driver. Download the 111 installation EXE file from the IOData website; you’ll need to insert your device serial number. After download, doubleclick the file. A Windows message about it not being a verified Microsoft app may pop up. Click Install anyway. A folder named “gvusb2_111” will be created on your desktop. Open it; it’s content looks like this: DC the GVUSB2.exe file. This screen appears: Click the left button to install the driver, follow the prompts then, after the installation has finished, click the bottom right button to exit. The driver is now installed and the GV-USB2 will appear as a device in your capture program. The driver can also be re-installed manually by using the Device Manager Update Driver tab for the GV-USB2 (which can be found in Sound Video and Game Controllers). Choose browse computer, then browse to the INF file in the Driver subfolder of the main gvusb2_111 folder. Access either the x86 or x64 folder as appropriate. Click as required to install it.

Problems

Comma bug

Some users have reported a bug that manifests itself if your Windows system setup uses a comma instead of a decimal point for numbers such as 29,97 instead of 29.97. Try changing your Decimal symbol from a "comma" to a "fullstop" in Windows Settings (this is for Win 11): Windows Settings> Time and Language> Administrative Language Settings>”Formats” tab> Additional Settings> Change the Decimal symbol to a fullstop/period. The original post describing the issue is here: https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/13683-warning-gv-usb2.html

No 25fps option available-Driver version 112 or later

See the notes at the top of this page, which say to overwrite the “50fps” with “25fps” in the Format line on the Device tab.

Swapping Drivers

If you’ve already installed the 112 driver and want to revert back to the 111 driver, plug in your GV-USB2 then access the Device Manager, open Sound Video and Game Controllers and RC on the GV-USB2: Click on Uninstall Device. Remove the GV-USB2, reboot, then go through the Installation procedure again with the desired driver. If you’re going up/later in versions, run the updated version installer file, then click Update Driver. You get this window: Click on Browse my computer for drivers; this screen will appear Click on “Let me pick…”; this screen will appear: Click on the driver you want to install. The 111 driver (1.1.0.93) is the bottom one dated 2010, the 112 driver (1.1.0.193) is the top one dated 2021. Click as necessary to install the desired driver.

IOData GV-USB2

Introduction

The GV-USB2 is a USB video capture device for digitising analogue video such as VHS, Beta, Video8 and Video Hi8. It cannot capture DV video (DV should be transferred via Firewire or the other means I have mentioned here). The software comes with the driver and the “Light Capture” program. I have not installed Light Capture nor used it. I only use the driver and capture with other programs such as AmarecTV. I like the GV-USB2 because of it’s good capture quality and it’s flawless operation under Windows 10 and 11.

Driver Versions

There are currently 3 driver versions available: Version 111, which shows up as 1.1.0.93 dated 28/06/2010; Version 112, which shows up as 1.1.0.193, dated 7/06/2021; Version 114, the driver of which shows up as the same as 112 (it appears that 114 corrects only an issue with the Light Capture software, not the driver). There is a problem with driver versions 112 and 114: 25fps is not available as a capture framerate in Windows 11. I therefore recommend use of driver version 111/dated 2010/1.1.0.93. Alternatively, the “25fps” can be typed into the Format line:

Installation

Note: Do not plug in the GV-USB2 until after you’ve installed the driver. Download the 111 installation EXE file from the IOData website; you’ll need to insert your device serial number. After download, doubleclick the file. A Windows message about it not being a verified Microsoft app may pop up. Click Install anyway. A folder named “gvusb2_111” will be created on your desktop. Open it; it’s content looks like this: DC the GVUSB2.exe file. This screen appears: Click the left button to install the driver, follow the prompts then, after the installation has finished, click the bottom right button to exit. The driver is now installed and the GV-USB2 will appear as a device in your capture program. The driver can also be re-installed manually by using the Device Manager Update Driver tab for the GV- USB2 (which can be found in Sound Video and Game Controllers). Choose browse computer, then browse to the INF file in the Driver subfolder of the main gvusb2_111 folder. Access either the x86 or x64 folder as appropriate. Click as required to install it.

Problems

Comma bug

Some users have reported a bug that manifests itself if your Windows system setup uses a comma instead of a decimal point for numbers such as 29,97 instead of 29.97. Try changing your Decimal symbol from a "comma" to a "fullstop" in Windows Settings (this is for Win 11): Windows Settings> Time and Language> Administrative Language Settings>”Formats” tab> Additional Settings> Change the Decimal symbol to a fullstop/period. The original post describing the issue is here: https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video- capture/13683-warning-gv-usb2.html

No 25fps option available-Driver version 112 or

later

See the notes at the top of this page, which say to overwrite the “50fps” with “25fps” in the Format line on the Device tab.

Swapping Drivers

If you’ve already installed the 112 driver and want to revert back to the 111 driver, plug in your GV-USB2 then access the Device Manager, open Sound Video and Game Controllers and RC on the GV-USB2: Click on Uninstall Device. Remove the GV-USB2, reboot, then go through the Installation procedure again with the desired driver. If you’re going up/later in versions, run the updated version installer file, then click Update Driver. You get this window: Click on Browse my computer for drivers; this screen will appear Click on “Let me pick…”; this screen will appear: Click on the driver you want to install. The 111 driver (1.1.0.93) is the bottom one dated 2010, the 112 driver (1.1.0.193) is the top one dated 2021. Click as necessary to install the desired driver.