Universal Scanner and RetroSync Sound Module PC
general, we have worked very hard to
make this unit compatible with most
any, off the shelf 64 bit laptop or
desktop PC with an Intel processor.
As such, there is no need to have a
custom PC built for this unit and,
in fact, we advise against it as we
have found a lack of standardization
in their construction can cause
issues. Therefore, we provide
limited support for custom built or
home built PCs.
If they work, you are in great shape and we can
answer general operational questions related to
PC use. But, if you have a problem with your
custom built or home built PC, we would not be
able to help you debug your system. While most
any brand of quality, off the shelf PC will
work, it is currently recommended to avoid
Lenovo brand PCs as too much malware has been
reported by customers. Also, we have no means to
support use of this product on a Mac. However,
we have a number of customers using this on a
Mac running Windows with no reported problems.
Files produced are totally compatible with a Mac
Required Software for
Scanners : RetroScan M-II Universal
software ($199.95 USD)
Sold separately and available only to
MovieStuff Universal customers
via a purchase link in the instructions. It is
an instant download.
Software for RetroSync
Studio Sound Modules: RetroSync
software ($80.00 USD)
separately and available
only to MovieStuff
via a purchase link in
the instructions. It is
an instant download.
USB 3 (cable included)
NOTE: Host PC MUST have an up to
date USB3 port.
This product will not work on a USB2 port nor older
USB3 ports with out of date drivers.
Approximately 3.1 GHz or faster Intel i5 or i7
CPU (no AMD)
PC with any 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 10.
You will need a full 8 gigs of RAM for optimal
performance of this unit.
You can record up to 1080p compressed on your
C drive with no problem.
If you are going to do larger files, you might want to
add a separate internal drive.
Do not record to external USB drives or you will likely
drop frames. You can export to external drives.
NOTE: If you are planning on doing
full 2K or uncompressed, you will want to capture
to a desktop with an internal RAID-0 drive array for
faster speed and higher volume.
At this point, we do not suggest using solid state
drives as we have found their
performance for this application to be somewhat
The unit has
a universal external switching power supply
that can run on 100-256 VAC at 50 or 60 cycles.
Do NOT use a transformer with
Do not use a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) with
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