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Avermedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro
8.7 out of 10

Avermedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro

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Overall 2
2.0

DRMLICENSE

John R., Newegg
14 December 2015
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: I followed the instructions to install it on my Windows 7 computer. It installed without any problems but when I attempted to use the program I received a Drmlicense issue. I followed the instructions and contacted Microsoft for the upgrade and it failed. The program shows my HD device for a few ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Drivers are beyond abhorrent.

Anonymous, Newegg
30 May 2015
  • Summary: Can you mistakes just release a version of this that allows for custom drivers? Seriously, if you can't do it right, let someone who doesn't suck do it.
  • Pros: If you can get it to run, when you get it to run, it's nice. When you get it to run. If you can. You won't, at least not for long, especially when they put out updates. But hey, if you can, it's great.
  • Cons: These drivers were programmed by people that Downs Syndrome patients would call slow. Even vegetables have more brain function, these people are practically on par with corpses. So, get custom drivers, right? Because I mean, the people that made this are complete failures in every viable way when...
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Overall 10
10

Does the Job

Diane L., Newegg
16 May 2015
  • Summary: I will update my review later on if something happen.
  • Pros: - Nice adapter for YUV / Component signal. - Works very well without problem - Take gorgeous video in 1080 HD - No lag event if I play game on the PC while recording on the same pc - The only thing I needed to buy is a dual HDMI splitter to do the job I needed. - Great price for the card - Works ...
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Steven Z., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Summary: The most important thing was that the board worked well and the video and audio were good. I have to ding it one star for the poor layout of the menus and buttons in the software.
  • Pros: Very quick and simple hardware and software install. Works great. Beautiful video and stills. Simple to use but...
  • Cons: The layout of the software is really poor in regards to menus, buttons and navigation. Some things are hard to find. The menu across the top is annoying because it scrolls, and the most annoying thing is that the menu for record/stop/photo/etc disappears after you take your pointer off it. The re...
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Overall 2
2.0

ridiculous

Tyler S., Newegg
9 February 2015
  • Pros: n/a Not going to be buying it.
  • Cons: I cant believe what I just read in the reviews.. Some guy got a defective cable in his box and they refused to fix the issue.. even replied this to him: "Manufacturer Response: Dear Customer, Since the AV input dongle cable you have is defective you can purchased a new cable from our online e-sto...
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Overall 8
8.0

A-OK

Harutyun Y., Newegg
27 January 2015
  • Pros: No lag from my PS3/PS4 to my computer, so I can play full 1080p live-time. 1080p Recording on my PS4 (YOU NEED TO DISABLE HDCP ON THE PS4 VIA SETTINGS).
  • Cons: The only thing that REALLY REALLY BUGS THE HELL OUT OF ME is that the software included does not support external microphone or webcam recording support while you record the video input's audio. Also, you need the software edition that comes with the box. A newer edition downloaded off their webs...
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Overall 10
10

Best Capture Card

Aman W., Newegg
18 November 2014
  • Pros: Works really well with Windows 7. Captured movies are really crisp depending on the source.
  • Cons: Capture application could have been better. Needs some getting used to.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great but need correct Drivers !!

Michael M., Newegg
15 October 2014
  • Summary: Video Capture is a 'real time' occurrence, so why do you wonder if some stuttering occurs, Winblows, Linus or Mach OS are NOT real-time OS, so you must make sure you prioritize the capture process (not so subtle hint to the OS) or have a huge excess of cpu and fast HDD - its called PC 101 guys !!
  • Pros: With the older/oldest drivers it can record HDCP content - driver ignores the copy protect signal. See internet for those Driver versions. Also, you might want to put the 'priority' of the process to 'real time' this might prevent or lessen any stuttering &/or 'affinity' and make sure it is using...
  • Cons: Needs a strong CPU PC, and stop running any other process/app that uses any CPU !! Card uses an PCI-express slot, so make sure you have a spare !
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Overall 2
2.0

do not reccomend

Anonymous, Newegg
6 October 2014
  • Pros: high data transfer rate price
  • Cons: there is a horrible delay when recording high resolution videos from hdmi. if you plan to record ps3 /ps4 footage, don't count on it. this card doesn't support hdcp the software is a nightmare. let me to tell you how it works. first you open the software, and everything seems fine, a bit cheesy, ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Put it in an x16 slot.

Anonymous, Newegg
29 September 2014
  • Summary: That crash-loop is mind-destroying, though. My other reviews are.. not entirely accurate, I would've edited them if Newegg would get with almost every other site that has posting in existence and make an edit function, but I guess that's too much to ask out of a site for TECHNOLOGY (Of which that...
  • Pros: It runs well in an X1, though it can't stream well unless it's in a higher-up slot. I ended up testing it in my Gfx card slot, and it worked great there. For some reason, it bogs down while streaming otherwise. The software is simple and it works, sometimes. It decodes HDCP (I assume, as it loads...
  • Cons: Do you like crashy software? Because you're going to get crashy software. When loading up video from the PS3, occasionally it crashes. And when I say crashes, I mean it stops working, closes out, and keeps the task running. So end it with Task Manager, right? Wrong. Doesn't work. Ending process w...
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