Plugable Performance NIX Video Game Capture Card 1080P 60FPS, USB C & USB 3.0 and HDMI Passthrough for Monitor - Compatible with Windows, Linux, macOS, OBS Streaming
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- NIX THE LATENCY - The NIX capture card's HDMI pass through port keeps you playing at your best without adding latency. You'll never need to stress about how your capture setup will affect your performance. Compete and capture in full HD at 1080p 60Hz
- MAX PERFORMANCE - The lowest resource usage around, this capture card doesn't waste precious memory capacity, or processor/graphics card performance, to capture your gaming footage. Works with popular software streaming solutions such as OBS and XSplit
- PLATFORM DETAILS - Includes USB 3.0 and USB-C cables to capture, stream, and record with most modern Windows, macOS*, or Linux systems with USB 3.0 (or higher) ports. Captures HDMI sources without HDCP like PS4 (has HDCP toggle option), Xbox One, and PC
- COMPATIBILITY - Recording sources that force HDCP like Blu-ray players, iPads/Macs, and streaming boxes, aren't supported. Not for industrial use. HDMI pass through supports a max resolution of 1920x1080 @ 60Hz and can't use DVI/VGA/DP to HDMI adapters
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. This product is covered by a 24 month limited warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
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Whether you’re streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, or preparing footage for upload, the Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card features the ability to capture at 1080p and 60 frames per second, a no-latency HDMI display pass through, and low system resource usage.
Record and stream exciting moments, full playthroughs, and more—from popular consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or even your PC!
The capture card uses drivers built into modern operating systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux), and works with popular open streaming solutions such as OBS, XSplit, and more. No proprietary bloatware. Minimal system resources required. Game on!
For step-by-step instructions on setting up the capture card with Windows, macOS, or Linux and a wide variety of popular supported sources (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch), and other important information, please view the "Installation Manual.pdf" and "User Guide.pdf" located in the Product Information section of this listing.
Note: The input does not allow recording from HDCP-enabled sources such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, older consoles with HDMI output (i.e. PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360), or streaming devices. The PlayStation 4 must have HDCP manually disabled in its settings.
The NIX capture card works with popular software streaming solutions such as OBS, StreamLabs OBS, and XSplit on Windows, macOS, and Linux!
Streaming, capturing, and pass through are supported at a max resolution of 1080p 60Hz (1920x1080 @ 60Hz), via supported streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer.
For step-by-step instructions and FAQs about setting up your capture card with Windows, macOS, or Linux, and many popular supported sources, please view the "Installation Manual.pdf" and "User Guide.pdf" located below.
HDMI 1.4 Pass Through with Near-Zero Latency
With 1080p 60Hz (1920x1080 @ 60Hz) HDMI pass through, a splitter is not required for capturing all of your exciting gaming moments.
Plug your console or PC into the HDMI input port, and your display into the HDMI output port, for latency-free and hassle-free pass through. So you won't need an HDMI splitter just to get a video feed to your display.
Note: Monitor modes above 1920x1080 @ 60Hz are not supported via pass through.
Supports USB 3.0 and USB-C Connections
The NIX capture card includes both USB-C and USB 3.0 (USB-A) cables, so you can connect to virtually any modern Windows, macOS*, or Linux system with USB 3.0 (or higher) ports.
USB-A is the traditional rectangular USB port. USB-C is a newer standard with an oblong oval-shaped connector found on more recent computers. Thunderbolt 3 ports also function as USB-C ports.
USB 3.0 is also listed as USB 3.1 (Gen 1)/USB 3.2 (Gen 1) by some computer manufacturers. USB 2.0 connections will limit capture quality.
* Mac systems can be used for recording other platforms but are not compatible as input source.
Plug and Play, Not Proprietary
By utilizing built-in drivers in your operating system for direct capture, you don’t have to take away from battling it out online trying to manage clunky additional software or drivers.
With the lowest resource usage around, the NIX capture card doesn’t waste precious memory capacity or CPU/GPU performance to capture your gaming footage.
The NIX capture card is able to capture HDMI output from popular gaming consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch!
Note: macOS, and platforms which require High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), such as Blu-ray/DVD players, Roku, Netflix, etc, are not supported as sources. Older consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 require HDCP on their HDMI outputs and are not supported.
The capture card uses Frame Rate Up Conversion (FRUC) to take input from the source platform (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4) and upsample the video to 1920x1080 at 60 frames per second. In some cases streamed text may appear smaller in appearance compared to the pass through display.
In the Box
The Plugable NIX HDMI Streaming & Capture Card includes:
Note: Pass through requires two HDMI cables (no HDMI cables are included).
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Update: So I've been playing with this puppy for a few weeks and I have a nice little workaround now for the color issue when using the card at 60fps. In obs studio just apply a color correction filter with hue at around 15 also have saturation at 0.25 and brightness at 0.05 and you should be good, your welcome everyone.
I've tried this with multiple devices, and no matter what it seems like the colors are washed out, no matter whether I used MacOS or Windows, changed color modes, and so on. White turns into grey, light blue turns into dark blue. I have attached an image of a game capture vs a screenshot, the color inaccuracy is very apparent. Additionally, you can see banding in the background - it should be solid blue.
It's not as noticeable in this screenshot (since it's a pixel-y game), but all my captured video looks like it was internally resized to some lower resolution, and captured in some kind of low-color mode. I made sure to capture video in OBS's lossless mode to make sure the errors weren't because of H.264 compression.
I'm very disappointed with this purchase and will be returning it.
1. They were extremely easy to set up
2. Very small and compact so taking them ANYWHERE was easy to do (I move them from room to room)
3. Require little to no set up, just plug in and rock and roll
4. Very light weight and well built.
5. Bought two because of how good the prices are, very very cheap for an external gaming capture device.
What do I not like?:
1. The audio source has to come from the HDMI, but that isn't a big deal, if you have the right tools and gadgets you can capture audio from a different source. (I use these on my PC and have an external amp for the audio so the audio isn't set up for HDMI)
2. May not be extremely high quality but it gets the job done at a 1080p standards, can't really tell the difference but its there sometimes
3. Slight minor lag/delay at points, but not often to be unbearable.
4. Does need to have constant power source enabled to work them, which is my own fault. I have a stream laptop and a gaming desktop, I always have to have my gaming laptop powered on so that it feeds the USB power to the device, otherwise my gaming monitor will not display anything.
5. There is no 5 yet. So far So good.
However there is a connection issue that will give you the black screen like others have said. Unfortunately this happens every time you turn off the device that you are wanting to stream. On my xbox it happens when it sleeps too.
But there is a fix, in obs click disable on the video device. Then unplug the HDMI then count to three. Click activate then plug in the cord, works every time.
if you want to save a couple extra bucks this is a great card. Yes it sucks that you have to pull the plug each time but you are saving 30-60 bucks on the card.
My goal was to capture PS4 into my new dual-core 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch. Other brand capture cards required custom software and didn't support 1080p capture on my Mac due to their software lacking support. (Their software only worked with quad-core systems... which is not needed.
This device (NIX 1080P capture card) was the perfect solution. It shows up on the computer as an audio/video device so using OBS on the mac is simple. Also it can be seen by Quicktime and likely any video capture software that works with standard video devices. Just plug it in and go.
So far I have nothing I dislike about this and it works as expected. There is a very (very) slight delay on the capture CPU (which is standard and expected.) There is no delay on the pass-through so it's great for FPS games etc.
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Then I came across NIX. NIX made the same claims as the other cards at the same price. Given how the other cards turned out, I felt a bit skeptical in the beginning, but I bought into the idea after watching a few of their YouTube videos.
In the end, NIX did not live up to its promises and I am sending it back. The image looks oversharpened and resembles a stretched out 720p image.
If you are looking to record simple videos and can tolerate a bit of quality loss, this card can do the job for you. However, if you are looking for visual fidelity, there are cards that produce cleaner images. I have personally spent additional $100 and went for a true 1080p60 card from another manufacturer.
Sound wasn't an issue when corrected, for whatever reason the default sound quality is fairly poor but again this can be rectified very easily through your control panel
Overall: It requires a very minimal effort on your end to correct some minor things however once done; this capture card is fantastic for the price. Picture is great and the card itself doesn't get too hot or overheat.
it's close to perfect, for its price!