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Elgato Systems Game Capture HD High 1080p Definition Game Recorder

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4.4 out of 5 stars 2,614 customer reviews
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Game Capture HD
  • Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360, Wii U (unencrypted HDMI), Compact size and easy setup. Comes with: Elgato Game Capture HD, Quick Start Guide, USB cable, HDMI cable, PlayStation 3 cable, Component adapter
  • Output: HDMI (pass-through)
  • Supported resolutions: 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30,
  • Advanced H.264 Encoding
  • Flashback Recording Feature, Share on YouTube, Facebook & Twitter
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Product Description

Style: Game Capture HD

Elgato Game Capture HD enables you to record PlayStation or Xbox gameplay to a Mac or PC and share it with your friends and fans. With advanced hardware H.264 encoding, you can capture in stunning HD quality, while keeping the file size low. The gameplay is passed through to the TV via HDMI - in pristine quality, without delay.

Product Information

Style:Game Capture HD

Technical Details

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Brand Name Elgato
Item model number 10025010
Hardware Platform ESRBRating
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 4.3 x 3 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.35 x 3 x 1 inches
Color Black
Voltage 22 volts

Technical Specification

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]
User Manual [PDF 881kb]

Additional Information

ASIN B00840353W
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 2,614 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Internal TV Tuner & Capture Cards
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available February 5, 2012

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From the Manufacturer

Elgato Game Capture HD
Elgato Game Capture HD
Game Capture HD Game Capture HD60 Game Capture HD60 - White Limited Edition Game Capture HD60 Pro
1080p60 Capture
HDMI Input
Retro Gaming Input
Unlimited Capture PC/Mac
Flashback Recording
Stream Command
Instant Gameview
Master Copy
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 PCIe
Operating System Windows 7 (or later), OS X 10.9 (or later) Windows 7 (or later), OS X 10.9 (or later) Windows 7 (or later), OS X 10.9 (or later) Windows 7 (or later)

Customer Reviews

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Style Name: Game Capture HD
Length: 9:30 Mins
► PLEASE NOTE: This review was originally done back in July 2012 (same goes for the video). Elgato have over the years been improving upon improving the software's features and usability even more than what was originally a top game capturing software.

There are now two device options to choose from:
1) Elgato Game Capture HD: The first model which is what my review is based on. This model supports devices via its HDMI & A/V inputs. This one is more suited for the last generation of consoles and prior such as the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360. You can only record up to 30fps with this device.

2) Elgato Game Capture HD60 Featuring just HDMI inputs, this is made for the newer generation of consoles such as the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One... Well basically anything that supports HDMI. This newer version can also record up to 1080p 60fps!

Below you will find my original review for the Elgato Game Capture HD, followed by any updates I've made thereafter. It's a long review, however I hope it will help you make the right decision based on your needs.

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♦ Introduction ♦

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.
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Style Name: Game Capture HD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
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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Style Name: Game Capture HD
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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