Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge is the best way to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC -- now with powered 1080p 'no-delay passthrough' and HDMI input and output with 1080p60 passthrough. The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition creates real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox or PS3 game play. Gameplay recordings are made from either HDMI or Component video. To make setup super easy, HD PVR 2 has "powered pass through" so you can leave your HD PVR 2 powered on and the pass through continues to work, even if you remove your PC. And with the new Hauppauge Capture application (a free download), you can add your gameplay chat to both your recordings and live streams.
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition connects to your TV set using HDMI and to your laptop or PC over USB. View larger.
The Record button on HD PVR 2 makes it easy to start and stop record sessions. View larger.
Upload to YouTube and Share Your Best Games with your Friends in HD
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition includes cables and software you need to capture your high definition Xbox 360, PC or PS3 gameplay in realtime. A 6-foot HDMI cable is supplied to connect HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition to your TV set so you can play your games while you record with no delay. For connection to a Sony PS3, an HD Component video cable and special Hauppauge adapter is included.
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition records your video gameplay in HD. Upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay in HD. View larger.
HD PVR 2 has HD video passthrough, so you can watch your game play in HD while it is being recorded--with no delay. View larger.
Features for the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition was specially designed for the dedicated Xbox 360 or PS3 gamer, and makes the installation easy and delivers studio quality video to your recordings. It features 1080p60 'no-delay passthrough' for HDMI in and out (with an extra long HDMI cable included to connect to your TV monitor), Component-In to HDMI-Out to support the PS3, plus a record button mounted on top of HD PVR 2 to start the recording without having to be at your PC. Our HD PVR 2 CD-ROM includes our Personal Logo inserter so you can "burn" your own logo into your recordings. And HD PVR 2 has a smaller design to make carrying to your friends home to record their game play super easy.
Powered No-Delay Passthrough for Zero-Delay Recording and Gaming
HD PVR 2's powered "no-delay" video passthrough gives zero delay on your TV monitor, and makes HD video recordings while you play your games at the same time. When using the "no-delay" video passthrough with a PS3, you will use the supplied HD Component Video cable from your PS3 into the HD PVR 2, and then you'll use HDMI to connect to your TV set. When using the "no-delay" video passthrough with an Xbox 360, you'll bring HDMI in from the Xbox and then HDMI out to your TV set.
HD PVR 2's video pass through is externally powered and runs in a low power mode when your PC is removed. Compared to USB bus powered recorders, which shut off when you remove your PC, the HD PVR 2's powered pass through always works even when you shutdown your PC. With USB powered game recorders, as soon as you remove your PC the passthrough stops and you need to disconnect all of your cables. Painful! But with HD PVR 2, you are always ready to play even if you don't have your PC connected.
Record, upload and stream your game play with the Hauppauge Capture application. View larger.
Record, Upload and Stream Your Game Play with the Hauppauge Capture Application
The new Hauppauge Capture application is a free download. It has a quick response Record button which allows you to start recording at a moments notice. The easy-to-use editor allows you to quickly trim videos. Once your video is ready, upload it to Youtube with the built-in YouTube upload feature. The application includes a simple to use video quality selector, built-in scaler (a feature unique to the HD PVR 2), and screen shot option so you can capture snapshots of the best of your gameplay.
Stream and record in-game chat
Record and stream in-game chat with the microphone mixer, which is built into the Hauppauge Capture application. Plug a microphone into your PC, set the audio volume level, and then record or stream your game play with your chat! You can adjust the volume at any time or mute your audio.
Stream Your Game Play Over the Internet with Hauppauge's StreamEez
Do you want to share your live game play with your friends while you play? Or are you a subscriber to Twitch or Ustream and want to stream your videos too? Well you can with the StreamEez software which comes with the HD PVR 2. StreamEez makes it easy to stream your PS3, Xbox, PC or WiiU game play over the Internet, and it's included for free!
High Performance, High Definition Recording
At long last, a video game recorder that offers high quality recordings from your HD gameplay. At the heart of the HD PVR 2 is a pro-quality H.264 high-definition encoder that was originally designed for the broadcast TV industry. The HD PVR 2 makes high performance, high quality video recordings at up to 1080p30 resolution, 720p, or 480p. The box includes all cables necessary to connect your Xbox 360 or PS3. The HD PVR 2 records in the AVCHD format, which is the format used to master Blu-ray discs. You have the option of recording at data rates from 1 Mbs to 13.5Mbs, so you can choose the video quality you need.
There are two H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:
- TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players. TS files are also called 'AVCHD' files and are used to burn Blu-ray DVD movies (Blu-ray burner software not included).
- MP4, which is compatible with many video editors, like Sony Vegas.
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition comes with all the cables
you need to connect your Xbox and PS3.
What's in the Box? HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD recorder Installation CD-ROM with ShowBiz and the Personal Logo inserter 6' HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor 6' PS3 Component video cable and adapter 9' USB cable Quick Install guide Power supply
- Encoder: H.264 encoder, at datarates from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
- Input: Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI), PlayStation 3 (Component video)
- Output: HDMI
- Video resolutions: 1080p60 passthrough (records at 1080p30), 720p, 576p, 480p
- Interface: USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 6.0 x 6.0 x 1.56 in
- Weight: 5 oz
Hauppauge HD PVR Comparison
|Models ||HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition ||HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus ||HD PVR 2 ||HD PVR |
|Model Number ||1480 ||1504 ||1512 ||1212 |
|HDMI and Component Video In ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ ||Component only |
|1080p Record ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ ||Up to 1080i |
|Mac Record Support ||Optional*** ||Yes** ||Optional*** ||Optional*** |
|Record In-Game Chat ||Yes* ||Yes* ||Yes* || |
|Optical Audio Input || ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |
|5.1 Channel Surround Sound || ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |
|IR Blaster || || ||✔ ||✔ |
|PS3 Gaming Cable ||✔ ||✔ || || |
|Xbox HDMI Cable ||✔ ||✔ || || |
|Component A/V Cable || || ||✔ ||✔ |
|StreamEez for Ustream/Twitch ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ || |
|Windows Media Center || || || ||✔ |
* With Hauppauge Capture and a microphone plugged into your PC
** HDPVRCapture can be downloaded for free from www.hdpvecapture.com/geplus
*** Requires separate purchase of Mac software from HDPVRCapture.com