Gamergeddon reviews the Roxio Game Capture. A USB device that allows you to capture console (Xbox, PS3, Wii) game footage in 480p while still displaying in HD on your television.
I snagged one of these when they were on sale at buy.com (might still be). It's as easy to use as any other capture card, but at half the price of any high end one. Sure 480 isn't 1080 or even 720, but it still gets the job done and looks fine. Personally, I think the best part is that it doesn't need to be plugged into a power outlet. These things have enough wires as it is, so one less is nice. It's it cheap alternative to a Hauppauge HD-PVR. I didn't know it could be used on the Wii. I never tried it because I use a Dazzle for non-HD consoles. I was just under the impression that the Roxio only worked with the PS3 and the 360.
How much is it?
In the review it's listed at $99 but you can find it on sale for less at times. I love the fact that it's a USB-based card and doesn't even require you to open up your PC. I want one of these now.
Why are the video examples on the site showing 720p footage when the device captures only 480p... somethings fishy here.
I was not happy with the quality of the video on youtube when viewed in 480p so I upscaled them to get better quality. You can see one in 480p which was my first quick capture I done at http://www.youtube.com/watc... I should point out that the editing software allows you to export to 720p so it is not my intention to deceive.
That actually wasn't that bad. It's on par with what one would expect on youtube or an indy net based game review show... >.> ... ;) I still wish it worked with HDMI... =( ... oh well. I just might have to get this puppy so I can set up my MAG bootcamp site. Cause Noobs aren't going to train themselves.
I just wish there was a affordable way to get around the HDCP on the ps3. Its not just to plug it to your blackmagic. :/ I hope that next gen might get off the HDCP or atleast have a built in recording component with dedicated storage that can be used to capture anything that goes through the outputs. Anything but movies (since that would lead to piracy). Then store it on the main storage Drive, upload, copy and share with friends.
100 dollar hd digitizer with surround input? That actually is a pretty darn good deal.
I WANT ONE NOW!
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