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Elgato Game Capture HD, Xbox and PlayStation High Definition Game Recorder for Mac and PC, Full HD 1080p

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  • Record your Xbox or PlayStation gameplay to a Mac or PC
  • Built-in live streaming to YouTube and Twitch
  • Unlimited Full HD 1080p capture
  • Flashback Recording feature to record retroactively
  • Immediate access and full control of your captures
  • Comes with: Elgato Game Capture HD, Quick Start Guide, USB cable, HDMI cable, PlayStation 3 cable, Component adapter
  • One-click sharing to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 3 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00840353W
  • Item model number: 10025010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,064 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 5, 2012
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Product Description

Elgato Game Capture HD
Perfect for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
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Your skills. Immortalized.

The gaming experience is all about sharing. With Elgato Game Capture HD, you can record and stream your Xbox or PlayStation gameplay and share your journey with friends, fans and generations to come.

Be the best.

Elgato Game Capture HD uses advanced hardware H.264 encoding to capture your gameplay in stunning 1080p Full HD, while keeping the file size low. At the same time, your console’s picture is passed through to your TV via HDMI, so you can keep on enjoying your game on the big screen – in pristine quality, without delay.

Be efficient.

Elgato Game Capture HD doesn’t need a lot of cables or even a power supply to record your game: With direct PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 input, you can use a single cable to connect it to your console. And since it’s only about the size of a deck of cards, you can be sure it will not intimidate your other gaming gear.


Elgato Game Capture HD
Flashback Recording feature to record retroactively
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Be prepared.

You never know when a moment worth capturing arises. With Flashback Recording, Elgato Game Capture HD has your back. Flashback Recording lets you timeshift your gameplay, so that you can simply slide back in time on your Mac or PC and hit the record button retroactively. Re-living greatness has never been this easy.

Elgato Game Capture HD
Live Commentary feature: find the perfect balance with your game audio
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Be heard.

Use any microphone that’s connected to your computer, find the perfect balance with your game audio and even automatically lower the volume of your game whenever you speak. With the Live Commentary feature, all of this is only a click away. Now it’s up to you to think of something brilliant to say.

Elgato Game Capture HD
One-click sharing to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
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Be social.

With Elgato Game Capture HD, it’s not just about you and the game anymore. With one click, you can share your gameplay with your friends and fans on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Even better, the tailor-made Elgato Game Capture HD software allows you to quickly trim your gaming scenes and pass them on to your favorite editing software.

Elgato Game Capture HD
Immediate access to your gameplay footage directly where you need it
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Be in control.

You’ve achieved epicness, and with Elgato Game Capture HD, there is no limit in what you’ll be able to do next. Seamlessly capturing hours of your best moments in unmatched quality is only the beginning. With immediate access to your gameplay footage, you’re instantly ready to create the next big thing. Because that’s what happens when you’re in control.

Elgato Game Capture HD
Live Streaming feature: entertain your audience in real-time
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Be live.

Capturing gameplay is great – but what if you want to entertain your audience in real-time? It doesn’t get easier than with the Live Streaming feature. Elgato Game Capture HD is the world’s first solution with built-in, one-click streaming to both YouTube and Twitch. And if you want to go pro, masterfully direct your performance with XSplit or OBS, which directly support Elgato Game Capture HD.

Elgato Game Capture HD
All necessary cables are included in the box
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What's in the box and System Requirements

What's in the box: Elgato Game Capture HD, Quick Start Guide, USB cable, HDMI cable, PlayStation 3 cable, Component adapter. System Requirements: Mac: OS X 10.7 or later, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, PC: Windows 7 or later, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (or comparable), sound card, 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The software was easy to download, install and use.
Clay Rose
This capture card is one of the best you can buy and it totally worth the money you will spend on it.
Hell4u3
I can record high quality videos from my xbox 360 device.
Phillip

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

381 of 398 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews on July 16, 2012
Length: 9:30 Mins
When it comes to capturing gameplay from your consoles, you want as good quality as you can get so you can show your friends or the world those amazing moments in detail.

The problem is there are so many different game captures to choose from these days such as Roxio, AverMedia, Hauppauge +more, that it can be a daunting task to choose the right one.

Whilst I can't comment on the others being bad or good due to the fact I haven't personally tried them myself, I can safely say that 'Elgato Game Capture HD' offers simple connectivity, ease of use and very high quality.

So what's in the box?:
Game Capture Device | AV Cable(PS3) | Unencrypted HDMI Cable(Xbox or use as pass-through) | Component Cable | Mini USB - USB cable.

Minimum system requirements:
* Mac: Mac OS X 10.7, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
* PC: Windows 7, 2.0 GHz dual core CPU.
* Sound card | 4 GB RAM | Built-in USB 2.0 port | You will also need an internet connection to download the software from Elgato's official website as there is no software disk included.

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Setting everything up was extremely simple:

Step 1) Download the game captures software.

Step 2) Connect your console to the 'Game Capture HD' using the appropriate cable:

- PS3: You need to use the AV cable rather than HDMI cable, this is because the PS3's HDMI port is encrypted (You can still get 1080i quality).
- Xbox: Use the HDMI cable provided.

Step 3) Link the 'Game Capture HD' and HDTV together via HDMI cable.

Step 4) Insert the USB cable included to both your computer and 'Game Capture HD'.

Step 5) Load up the software.

Step 6) Turn on your console.
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Hello gamers if you're reading this review you most likely want to capture game content and upload your footage to YouTube well I hope you find this review useful. I'm going to be comparing the Elgato Game Capture HD to the Hauppauge HD PVR and the Elgato Eye TV. And my goal is to give you direction as to which one you should buy based on my experience as a regular uploader of gaming footage to YouTube.

The straight dope: IF YOU JUST WANT TO RECORD GAMEPLAY BUY THIS OVER A PVR IT IS THE PERFECT DEVICE.

To watch Drift0r do a video review search this code on YouTube: 1RXqiyQetiA
Here is Drift0rs how to live stream video on YouTube: dTsBQeoy-nA

This short and sweet review of this device is: Buy this over the Happauge HD-PVR or Eye TV I feel it's just a superior unit for capturing gameplay no extra pieces of equipment are required like with the other products that I mentioned. It's compact and just simply passes your signal directly to your TV and allows you to capture all your gameplay and just jump back simply if you need to grab a clip. I feel that Elgato has been paying attention the gaming community on YouTube and is bought out one of the better products for us to use. The price at the time of this review is $190 about on par with HD PVR's you might be considering and this works seamlessly with Mac and PC as the software is provided for both so to me it's a no-brainer.

Another very cool feature is that it does HDMI recording on the Xbox on the PS3 you need to use a special cable they provide. But I'll discuss that more below.

My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint) is that it doesn't capture 1080p and only 1080i.
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76 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Kaisonic on October 7, 2012
New Edit: Elgato is continually updating their software, so I've updated my review below with important points (and noted where things no longer apply, marked with three asterisks ***).

As the title says, ***this appears to be the opposite of the HD-PVR 2 in almost every regard***. -Since Hauppauge has now released their own capture software for their HD-PVR devices, and I have not used said software, I can't really compare the software.

- Physical ease of use - the pass-through just plain works. The HD-PVR 2 required the PC to be powered on and the software opened before anything was passed through. The Elgato, I didn't even have the drivers installed yet and the pass-through worked. Definitely a plus.

- Video quality - the 1080p bitrate on the Elgato is over twice the HD-PVR 2 (30 Mbps vs 14 Mbps). It's not a big deal for just uploading clips to YouTube (since they compress 1080p to the 2-6 Mbps range anyway) but for a filmmaker like me, quality is the number one priority, so the Elgato won out on this alone.

- Software - the Elgato approach is both good and bad. For filmmaking, HD-PVR 2 is preferred because you hit record, you made a file, and you stopped recording. Then you have a file. That's it. With Elgato, it starts recording as soon as you open the program and doesn't stop until (presumably) you run out of disk space. This is a plus for gameplay footage - there's no need to record all the time and then go back later with a different program to cut up your footage, all this is built-in. You scroll back to before that big play happened, hit record, then edit it and export it. In-program cutting with no re-encode is definitely a plus.

***HOWEVER file management definitely needs work.
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