Excerpt: It wasn’t that long ago that the realm of streaming and capturing console gameplay was a new concept for the every day gamer. One day a friend of mine introduced me to a mystical piece of hardware that would supposedly allow me to record all of my gameplay and have that stored on my computer. This was none other than the Hauppauge HD PVR. You see, at the time, game capture, at least for console gamers, was largely unheard of.
Excerpt: For years, external capture devices like the Elgato Game Capture HD flitted past our radar, simply because in order to affordably grab high-resolution, clear video, you usually had to turn to internal capture cards that were installed into a desktop computer. As a result, we grew accustomed to spending hours on grabbing just three minutes of footage, editing it down, and then converting it to a reasonable size and format for YouTube or our video player of choice.
Pros: + Extreme ease of use: setup, capturing, and edits are all a snap., + The “Flashback Recording” feature (start a recording from within the DVR-like buffer) is very useful for us forgetful types.
Cons: ? When will we start seeing affordable 1080p capture boxes?
Elgato Game Capture HD – simple, powerful, and near perfect
8 May 2014
Summary: While there may be cheaper capture systems out there, the Elgato Game Capture HD is the easiest to use by a very wide margin, and at a $179 price point it’s very easy to recommend. The portability of the small form factor is perfect for travel, and the lack of a power cord makes it even easier to use. The included software will work for the vast majority of people, enabling shoutcasting, instant streaming to Twitch or YouTube, and more.
Pros: Portable form factor, No power required, Powerful and simple software, Single-click streaming, Clean video and audio transfer
Cons: Simple software lacks some features (transitions, etc.)
Excerpt: Ainda me recordo na perfeição de um passado não muito distante no universo dos videojogos. Longas tardes que passei agarrado à minha querida Playstation 2 nas quais imaginava histórias alternativas e mirabolantes, demonstrava habilidades que achava impossíveis de serem repetidas por qualquer outro ser humano, descobria segredos que julgava bem escondidos e alcançava vitórias tangenciais dignas de serem vistas e revistas por milhares de pessoas em todo o mundo.
Conclusion: Pour un premier jet, c'est un coup de maître que réussit l'allemand Elgato. Son boîtier Game Capture HD fait mouche à tous les niveaux ou presque : excellente qualité d'acquisition avec compression MP4 à la volée, pass-through redoutable et qui fonctionne PC éteint, appareil compact, connectique complète avec tous les câbles fournis, interface intuitive, agréable et efficace, fonctionnalités au rendez-vous, fiabilité du produit à toute épreuve.
Pros: Qualité de capture / encodage MP4, Pass-through parfait / câbles fournis, Compact / fiable / conso CPU faible, Interface au top / fonctionnalités
Cons: Pas de réglages du framerate, Pas de sortie YUV (problème mineur), Latence de la prévisualisation (idem), Prix plus élevé que concurrence