|Brand Name||AVerMedia Technologies Inc.|
|Item model number||C985|
|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.9 x 8.6 x 2.7 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||12.91 x 8.58 x 2.68 inches|
|Audio-out Ports (#)||1|
AVerMedia Live Gamer HD, Game Capture and Streaming in High Definition 1080p, Reduce CPU Usage, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding HD Game Recorder, PCIe, (C985)
|Price:||$146.03 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Stream and record Xbox, PlayStation or WiiU console gameplay
- Capture in full HD 1080p with H.264 hardware encoder
- Significantly reduces CPU usage
- Ultra low latency streaming and recording
- TimeShift - Record retroactively
- Stream Engine - Allows compatibility for popular streaming software
- Stream or share directly to YouTube, Twitch, and more with built-in commentary and RECentral software
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Live Gamer HD
Live Gamer HD is a PCI-E card that helps you record and stream your game footages up to 1080p. Designed specifically for gamers who capture/stream gameplay via PC, this highly-compatible PCI-E capture device comes with on-board H.264 hardware encoder, which materially lowers CPU usage and brings you smaller file size for post-editing.
Amazing Quality, the Bitrate is Up to 60,000kbps
Combat scenes happen very quickly so you need a powerful equipment to capture the moment. Live Gamer HD adopts the latest RECentral that allows you to record at the bitrate up to 60,000kbps, which is a miles ahead of other competitors! Additionally, the HDMI pass-through function brings you a zero-delay video capture capability while gaming in real-time.
HD Hardware Compression
The Live Gamer HD is your best gear for tracking every in-game activity. It can capture your local PC gameplay without considerable CPU loading. With the Live Gamer HD, your gaming machine is now fully capable to record simultaneously.
We Understand the Importance of FPS
Always missing tiny milliseconds to nail your enemy due to the unstable frame rate? Back to the battlefield with Live Gamer HD is a wise choice. Your PC’s performance during gaming will not be affected anymore and gameplays can be preserved easily without frames dropping at the same time. You can now focus on how to create superb content without annoying stutter.
Dedicated Record Button
No more hotkey confliction! The accompanying Hot Button helps you fire up the Live Gamer HD timely and preserve the most exciting in-game moments precisely. You can recognize the recording status by simply having a glimpse at it.
Share Your Gameplay In No Time
Do not underestimate your influential. Live Gamer HD generates sharp footages that are ready to be shared to your social networks, allowing others to admire your skills. In addition, AVerMedia's exclusive RECentral software provides intuitive settings for live streaming and quick connection to popular streaming platforms. It is capable of integrating your TwitchTV and Ustream account for broadcasting live gameplays; even more, it allows custom RTMP settings!
Record Commentary with Gameplay and Push To Talk
Sometimes gameplays cannot explain themselves. You need to enlighten and get your audiences involved. The RECentral allows you to record your voice commentary along with the in-game footages to make your video more impressive. Even better, the Push To Talk feature allows you to record your commentary whenever you want to regardless of the gameplay recording. The voice file can be saved separately for post-production, or be streamed out with live gameplay over the Internet.
|Live Gamer Extreme GC550||Live Gamer Portable C875||Live Gamer HD C985||Game Capture HD II C285||LGP Lite GL310||ExtremeCap U3 CV710|
|Max. Encoding Format||1080p60||1080p30||1080p30||1080p30||1080p30||1080p60|
|Xbox, Xbox One, PS4 support||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Interface||USB 3.0||USB 2.0||PCle||Stand Alone||USB 2.0||USB 3.0|
|PC-Free Mode with SD Card||✓|
|Low Latency Game Preview||✓||✓||✓|
|Build-in H.264 Encoder||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Uncompressed Video Capture||✓||✓|
|Operating System||Windows||Windows, Mac||Windows||Stand Alone||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac|
|Best for||Quality Streaming||Portable, All-in-One||Solid Install for PC Gamer||Share without PC||H/W Encode Entry Product||RAW Capture Entry Product|
Top Customer Reviews
I got the Live Gamer Portable, unboxed it and decided to try out the PC-Free recording first since that was the simplest thing to set up and didn't require me to move the laptop and everything else into the room that I record in. Setup was a breeze. 3 wires, turn on the system, start playing and hit the button on the top. (Make sure to format the SD card to FAT32 so it actually works). I decided to try the game that was giving me the endless Black screen issues on the Elgato as my test recording. Everything worked without a hitch. No black screens, no lag, no problems at all. I did several recordings of 15-20 minutes and then took the SD card out, plugged it into my laptop slot and viola - the video was there and looked great.
Next I decided to bring the laptop in and setup for recording with commentary to see how that worked. Setup was simple, just like the Elgato. Just flip the switch on the LGP from PC-Free to PC capture, start the software and you are ready to go.Read more ›
On a rare occasion maybe once out of 50 recordings the audio will desync or just not be there and the TS video format does not load audio in Sony Vegas. Often vegas will not recognize the correct frame rate of the video file which is easily corrected by checking "disable resample" but it would be nice if I didn't have to do this. Minus 1 star for those reasons.
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.Read more ›
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The "PC-Free Mode" is important to me because I'm always on the move for gaming. Whenever I go to Call of Duty tournaments, I make sure to bring the device to record my gameplay to review and create YouTube video with. The portable design of the LGP makes this feature even more ideal.
The Live Gamer Portable is basically a Swiss army knife of capture cards and I love it. It's portable and does everything well in terms of what I look for in a capture card.
+ Easy to set up
+ Records up to1080p
+ Flexibility with record/stream with PC or record without PC
+ Recentral has everything you need to start using the device, right out of the box
+ Super low latency
- HDMI cable that comes with the device is too short
- More options from Recentral would've been nice (stream overlay, simple editing and etc)
I've also attached a YouTube review video from "Jahovaswitniss" of the device to help you visualize on what the Live Gamer Portable is capable of. The original review video can be located here: http://youtu.be/aQlK2_pVzp8 I hope this helps!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best product I have ever bought. Use it almost everyday. Records fantastic!!Published 23 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This unit works perfectly. It's the ideal solution for interfacing the Sony Playstation 4 to the USB-3 port of my iMac.Published 1 day ago by Steve G
Great for recording videos and posting them on Youtube. HD quality and sound. I bought a second one also!Published 2 days ago by 2clevermafia
Excellent capture card for anyone looking into making videos. I use it all the time to make videos for my YouTube channel. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Andrea S
Bought to stream on twitch and make Youtube videos one of the best decisions I have made. Cheaper but just as good as the other name brands out there. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Globalhawk123
It doesn't seem to work with dual screen setup if the two screen has different resolution. My smaller screen is blacked out with the message "digital out of range. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Records in 1080i with perfect picture and sound quality on my Wii U, but the setup instructions could've been more in depth besides a picture naming the partsPublished 8 days ago by Amber
The seller didn't include REQUIRED usb 3 cable. Had to buy one myself.
While recording with it, it uses UP TO 80% of my 4.9ghz 8 core cpu. WTF? It's h.264, not x.264 man! Read more
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