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AVerMedia Game Recorder -C985 Live Gamer HD. Game Capture/ Live Stream HD 1080p

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  • HDMI and DVI input and output connections
  • Hot Button for instant recording
  • Video input supports up to 1920*1080 at 60 fps (Hz)
  • Maximum recording quality is 1080p at 30fps
  • Includes Live Gamer HD, Installation CD, Quick Installation Guide, Hot Button, DVI to HDMI Adapter, HDMI Cable, HDMI to DVI Cable, 3.5mm Audio Cable
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.6 x 2.7 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007UXJ6LE
  • Item model number: C985
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 27, 2012

Product Description

PC Gamers, the days of lagging CPU performance while recording your epic gaming moments are over. We understand the importance of FPS, and if you are always missing those precious milliseconds to nail your enemy due to an unstable frame rate, Live Gamer HD has your back. The Live Gamer HD is a PCI-E card that enables you to record and stream your game footage in crisp 1080p. Designed specifically for serious gamers who capture/stream gameplay via PC, this capture device is preloaded with an H.264 hardware encoder, significantly lowering your CPU usage and creating smaller files for editing. What that really means is this there is no need to set up another PC to record game footage, game and record from the same machine so the only performance hits you see are the punch combos you are delivering to your opponents face. Plus, with the dedicated Hot Button, you can start recording at a moments notice, even when you are in the heat of battle. It even has an HDMI connection so you can capture and record from game consoles. This HDMI pass-through function guarantees a zero-delay HD gaming experience even while recording, so you can focus on laying waste to that horde of zombies, not checking your recording/streaming settings. On top of that, it can be directly connected to streaming platforms like RECentral, so sharing and preserving your legendary matches is easier than ever. Thanks to the H.264 hardware compressing technique, video files are small, but high-quality (up to 60,000kbps!) perfect for saving or uploading to YouTube. With TwitchTV, Ustream, and XSplit Broadcaster integration, you can even broadcast live gameplay with ease.

Customer Reviews

After trying to get this card to work for over two weeks and am nearly ready to give up and return it.
David J. Broesch
It's also great for console game captures to but for the PS3 you will need to use a dvi to hdmi converter to record using your hdmi from the ps3.
Turns out windows 7 updated my software overnight...which is great if it wasnt made for the new manual installation firmware.
Randy Pfohl

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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Reason on June 1, 2012
Hey - just to give you a brief background. I have been a Youtube Commentator & Streamer for a few years now. For the last several months I have been using the Hauppauge HD PVR for my capture device. I was interested in the Live Gamer HD because of its ability to deliver 1080P through HDMI. The PVR used component cables and could only output 720P.

So far this is the best recorder I have ever used. I am no techie, but I got the capture card installed and running with no problem. The quality is outstanding and I LOVE the Easy Button that allows you to start & stop recordings painlessly. The recordings are easily managed and the output is MP4 in 1 file - no matching files together like you have to when using FRAPS.

The capture software is sufficient and will allow you to record gameplay & stream. I tested the streaming through Recentral & XSplit and both worked flawlessly, however I recommend that serious streamers use Xsplit for the added feature of scenes.

Avermedia is promoting Low CPU & help with dropped frames.

My PC Specs Are: Intel i7-2700k 3.50 GHz |8 Gig Ram |NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - It is a newer computer so it is hard to tell just how beneficial this is to me, but I can tell you that CPU usage stays low while using the program. I also had no issues with dropped frames on TwitchTV.

I read other reviews that mentioned they were having trouble with Audio Sync and other issues. I can confirm that these issues WERE happening when the device was released, but Avermedia was pretty quick to upgrade firmware and push out updates to correct these problems. I wanted to mention that because I think it is important to recognize a company that keeps its users up-to-date with information and fixes issues promptly.
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75 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Towelliee on August 13, 2012
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Before I give this review let me give you my background. I currently host the #1 MMO Live stream on twitch.tv. Now as a broadcaster I need a few things.

1 - I need to be able to capture games flawlessly with the least FPS drop humanly possible. Now before I started using this card I was using Dxtory to capture my games and it was decent but still a big hit on the FPS.

2 - I need to be able to maximize the quality of the stream with a minimal upload connection in order to give my audience the best streaming experience without any lag whatsoever.

I have tried quite a few capture cards in the past. BMI was a decent card, but I could not stream in 1080p 30fps. I think most I did was 720p 30fps. I tried AVerMedias own Live Gamer HD but was once again held back by resolution restrictions on it. Finally the Live Gamer HD came out. At first Xsplit, the program I use to stream with, did not cooperate well the Live Gamer HD. Like any piece of hardware there are going to be issues at launch. Now I am speaking from a streaming standpoint here. In terms of capturing PS3 and XBOX360 gameplay the Live Gamer HD is flawless. No FPS drop like when you are using Fraps or DxTory. I have 2 videos on my channel capturing the XBOX360 Mass Effect 3 in 1080p and then Battlefield 3 in 720p PS3. [...]

When Xsplit and AVerMedia started working together to get this card to work I got excited. Finally Xsplit came out with a version that supports AVerMedia and AVerMedia updated the firmware and drivers on the card to help fix some issues with 1080p resolution encoding capturing.

Let me tell you folks when I say the Live Gamer HD has given me the best experience performance wise live streaming this past week.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By NegroISO on July 11, 2013
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So, I purchased this so I could capture some PC Gaming with hardware H.264 encoding. This thing performs like a beast. It captures, up to 1080p at 30FPS, flawlessly with no hit to FPS at all. However, the way you hook it up to get your computer that the card installed to is a little tricky.

You need 2 HDMI cables (provided), and a monitor or display device (Television) capable of 1080p or the resolution you want to record in. You need to take the HDMI out from your video card, and plug it into the HDMI in of the Live Gamer HD, then take the HDMI out of the Live Gamer HD and put it into the HDMI in of your Display Device (Television or LCD). Basically the Live Gamer HD just mirrors what your graphics card is doing and captures it in real time with RAW data. This offers massive performance over programs like Fraps or Camtasia as they use system resources while the game is running.

This device isn't limited to PC Recording in that crazy config.

Out of the box, you can hook up your Xbox 360 and record beautiful 1080p video, take lovely snap shots and share them with anyone. You can live stream using Twitch, Ustream or a custom URL if you know all those settings. I did a few test streams and it ended up looking great on the other end. With the amount of settings the software has, you can easily tweak it to your hearts content and to what your current cable internet package allows you in the form of upload. Be careful if you set it too high, you will not be able to play multiplayer without severe lag.

Now, onto what I hate, and that's the movie industry.
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