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HDML-Cloner Box, Standalone Mini 1080p gaming and video capture box. Lag-free video past-through. No PC required.
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- No need for PC. Standalone Mini hdmi 1080p video capture device and recorder.
- Full HD 1080p supported.
- Support various game play video, TV box, Movie video source device.
- Easy to use, press one button to record. Free lifetime firmware and software upgrade.
- Record live commentary or voice-over with gameplay video together.
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HDML-Cloner Box enables you to record videos from any video sourc onto any USB memory stick and hard disk with just pressing one button.
- Easy to use. Just press one button to record!
- No need for PC! Record videos/games onto USB flash drive or mobile hard disk.
- 1080p/720p video capture
- Record live commentary or voice-over
- HDMI pass-through
- H.264 hardware encoder, play back on various platforms
Easy to use. Just press one button to record!
You just need to press the record button once on the capture box, and the contents will be recorded and saved forever, no need for any PC anymore.
No need for PC! Capture videos onto USB flash drive or mobile hard disk.
With HDML-Cloner Box, you can record videos from any video source device with an HDMI output including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PC, DV, VCR, etc to a USB memory stick or hard disk with high quality. Besides, it can also capture videos on Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad to your USB storage device working together with a Wi-Fi display dongle (not included).
1080p/720p video capture
With HDML-Cloner Box, you can easily record unlimited footage in flawless 1080p quality at 30fps or 720p quality at 60fps, no quality loss. Just press and hold the REC/STOP button for a while to switch between 1080p and 720p. The smart LED light is not only telling you what recording resolution you are using, but also what it is doing.
Unlimited video capture
Record and save a video continuously as a single file, not separated into several 2GB files (NTFS format storage device required), thus you don't need to merge them with video editing software anymore!
Record live commentary or voice-over
Record live chat with the microphone mixer, which is built into HDML-Cloner Box. Plug a microphone into HDML-Cloner Box, and then record your game play with your chat!
Record while you are playing games or enjoying favorite videos without interruption
The HD pass-through function brings a zero-delay HD gaming experience even while recording.
H.264 hardware encoder, play back on any platforms
The output video encodes in H.264 (MP4), the most widely adopted video codec in the world, ensuring your video will be compatible with almost any device platform.
Video editing software MP4-Cloner included
MP4-Cloner is a versatile program to edit MP4 video files recorded with our video capture tool. It enables you to remove unwanted section of a video, combine video clips into one, convert MP4 videos to other formats and burn your videos to a DVD/Blu-ray disc.
Note: Please check your Email associated with this platform account in case of black screen. Don't worry! It's very easy to solve.
Tip: It is strongly recommended to format the USB
flash drive to FAT32 before connecting.
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To their credit the people who are trying to sell the Cloner Box tried to help. We must have exchanged over 30 emails. I was constantly sending them the LOG file from the software. However, nothing they suggested worked. In fact, most of what they suggested I had already tried. So, I am not sure they really have a grasp of their product and expecially of their software. After I had ruined about 25 DVD disks I decided to send the box back to the tune of $16.75 (After all, it is not cheap to send something to China). In the email they sent me they said they would cover return shipping. Time will tell. If the refund does not come through at least I have Amazon to complain to and at that time I will update this review. Hope this helps!
One last thing, I really had high hopes for this product. It looked like exactly what I was looking for. Rather than being forced to use componet cables all you used were an HDMI cable. <sigh>
The refund for the return came back in a timely manner. Both the cost of the Cloner Box and shipping charges were refunded to my account. In addition to the refund I received a message from the person I had worked with to try to solve the problems mentioned above. She stated that the company has come up with a firmware update for the Cloner Box that will solve the problems mentioned earlier. Here is a part of the message she sent me: For the playback problem you mentioned, we have uploaded a new firmware. The new firmawre makes one file into NTFS USB drive directly now, and it won't stop during playback any more. HDMI-Cloner Box Firmware:
This suggests I should up the number of stars I have given this product but as I have not tried the improved Cloner Box I am reluctant to do so. I have tried another option, a PVR2, but it is giving me more problems than the Cloner Box. The PVR2 seems to be designed primarily for video games rather than videos in general. I suspect I will be returning the PVR2 and probably giving Cloner Box a second try. I will keep you updated if I do so.
I had hoped to write a new review but Amazon doesn't permit that. So, here is an update to the review above. This review is dated 6/29/15.
I tried a different PVR but had all kinds of problems with it. As I had received an email from Cloner Alliance saying they had fixed the previous problems I had experienced I decided to reorder HDMI-Cloner Box. I also downloaded their new version of Cloner Helper. Once again it was an easy set up. I also reformated my flash drive from FAT32 to NTFS (Very Important). I gave the box its first trial making a copy of one of my DVD's. The Box worked flawlessly. Instead of breaking the movie into 4 or 5 mp4 files it produced only one file which eliminated the need to merge files. The newer Cloner Helper took the one file and created a DVD that was a perfect copy of the one I played. I tried several other copies and the device worked great. The bottom line is that I am very pleased and now recommend Cloner Box
Out of the box, the HDML-Cloner is fairly simple and straightforward, with easy instructions and very fast installation. I set up the recording chain to be DVR to ViewHD splitter to HDML-Cloner to TV. Generally, recording was a breeze and the resulting MP4 video files played very nicely on my computer and could also be played when the flash drive was inserted into the USB port of my Blu Ray player. I was also able to successfully record from other devices, including streaming boxes such as a Roku.
The unit does have a few quirks, however, that keep this from being a five-star review. A few hints or tricks can help with the use of this unit:
1. The instruction manual advertised that the green light was for 1080p recording and the blue light was for 720p recording. I found it to be the exact opposite with my unit. Perhaps a simple change of the manual is all that is needed to fix this error.
2. Both 720p and 1080p recording formats have the same bitrate, which is around 9 Mbps. This is a fine bitrate for 720p files, but can be a little on the low side for a nice 1080p recording. As such, I prefer to use the 720p for recording, since the bitrate is a better match for that resolution. At 720p, the files were incredibly clear and sharp. At 1080p, you start to see artifacts and breakdown of the image... nothing bad, just not perfect. Since both resolutions record at the same bitrate, the resulting file sizes are the same.
3. The unit will automatically record at 480p when the source signal is standard definition. This isn't listed in the booklet. So don't expect your standard definition recordings to be upscaled by this unit. But the 480p recording looks to be excellent, so there is no loss of quality.
4. The player can sometimes act up depending on how it was powered up in relation to the TV. The result can be a flawed recording. I found this can be overcome by turning everything on so that a good signal is making it to your TV, then powering the HDML-Cloner off, then on again. This will reset the unit to make sure it is ready to record the signal it is receiving.
5. At 16GB, the provided USB drive will be too small to record more than a couple hours of programming. Be sure to invest in a larger thumb drive or a portable USB hard drive. A nice 64GB or 128GB thumb drive is more like it.
6. Format your USB drive to NTFS to ensure that you don't have issues with file size. NTFS-formatted drives will allow files larger than 2.0 GB, which is a must for a recorder like this.
7. I did notice that with some recordings I made, I did get some periodic audio defects... which was an occasional "clicking" sound that would show up on the finished recording, often only lasting a minute or two and usually near the end of the recording. You can still hear the audio from the program, but with a light clicking that accompanies it. I haven't been able to diagnose the issue for this. It could be that the ViewHD splitter isn't totally stripping the HDCP signal... but it could also be a fault with the HDML-Cloner.
8. The unit does run a bit on the warm side, as others have noted. After recording four hours of programming one evening, I removed the flash drive and found that the metal on the flash drive was almost too hot to hold in my hand. My suggestion is to only run HDML-Cloner when you're using it for recording.
Buyers should also be aware that this unit records in "real time." So if you want to record 20 hours of programming from your DVR (or other devices), it will take 20 hours to make the recording. This is not really a "flaw" of course, since this is how this unit was designed to operate. But if you have a DVR full of programs you need to archive, be prepared to invest the time to get the job done.
A few suggestions for the manufacturer:
1. Offer a higher bitrate for 1080p files.
2. Include hardware in the device that strips out HDCP.
3. Find a way to make the device run cooler.
Overall, the HDML was a good solution for me to archive the recordings from my DVR onto my computer. While it's not a perfect method, there aren't any alternatives at this time (that I'm aware of) that are any better.
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