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

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  • 1080p 60 capture card with onboard hardware encoder (records in 1080p 30 fps)
  • HDMI loop-out, leaves signal unaffected
  • LOW CPU CONSUMPTION. Reduce FPS lag, by taking the load off of the CPU and GPU
  • Convenient one touch button record / stream - also lets you know when it's recording !
  • Record commentary with gameplay
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  • 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: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007UXJ6LE
  • Item model number: C985
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 27, 2012

Product Description

The Live Gamer HD can capture your local PC gameplay without draining system resources. Now you don't need to set up another PC just for recording game footages. With the Live Gamer HD, your game machine is also the gameplay library. No more hotkey conflict! The accompanying Hot Button helps you fire up the Live Gamer HD timely and preserve the most exciting in-game moments precisely. The RECentral software allows you to record your voice commentary along with the in-game footages to make your walkthrough video more impressive. Even better, you can record your voice whenever you want to regardless of the gameplay recording. The RECentral also can help you broadcast your live gameplay on TwitchTV and receive applause from the whole world.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to install, works great when it works.
Trunkzgamer
95% of the time unplugging the hdmi from the monitor and back in again would correct the problem though on occasion I would have to reboot my PC.
John
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.
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63 of 68 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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60 of 69 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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8 of 8 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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