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How To Capture Gameplay

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O.K so I really want to record my game play on a budget (no more than 100-150 bucks please) but I don't have a computer that's within cord reach.  I think you can get a usb video grabber device and do it that way but what does that mean?  Please include links

BTW I have a mac not a pc so somthing compatiable whith macs would be very helpful!

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Mar 4, 2012

http://blitzcast.com/gamepro1080/

Well this would something if your looking for the top-of-the-line.

But I'm sure something with a little more reasonable price would also work well.

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Mar 4, 2012

I would also like to know but I have a PC and it's within cord distance. Unless it's cheap and easy I won't bother since it's not really a big deal to me.


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Mar 4, 2012

It is worth noting that the Blitzbox records in SD only, so no High-Def for you.

I personally use the Hauppage HD-PVR and it's the One-Shot, End-All, Sure Fire way of recording almost anything. I use my PS2, PS3 and PSP through it with no problems. It also has Hardware Encoding which does all the heavy lifting, so even weak laptops can capture.

It may be a bit steep for your budget though, so see if it's worth it for you.

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Mar 4, 2012

Is HD worth it? I already have an HD tv so the quality of the picture on the screen is great.

Is the Hauppage HD-PVR A usb one or is it a straight to your computer one?

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Mar 4, 2012

The blitzbox 1080 (the first post) says it is in HD or SD

The site says

The BlitzBox GamePro•1080 is a HD USB video game capture card.  Direct-stream live and record XBox 360, PS3, Wii (HD), or PC video via HDMI or component RCA from your PC or Laptop †(USB 2.0 / USB 3.0)! It records games at video resolutions up to 1080p (16:9) in real time using a high performance built-in hardware H.264 encoder – for higher quality and less required PC horsepower.


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Mar 4, 2012

Sorry for the tripple post its not letting me edit or delete my posts?!!? but the blitzbox isnt mac compatiable that was startig to look like all i needed. but thanks disco

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bm2919 wrote:

Is HD worth it? I already have an HD tv so the quality of the picture on the screen is great.

Is the Hauppage HD-PVR A usb one or is it a straight to your computer one?

sopa 1 sopa 2

The Hauppage HD-PVR is a USB 2.0-based device. It is worth noting that the officially supported OS is only Windows, however the community has developed recorder ports for it for MacOS and Linux. Make sure you research around before buying.

Recording, editing and uploading in HD requires speedy hardware. Download a sample 720p video, try to convert and edit it with what you have to determine if your devices can hanle it.

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Mar 4, 2012

What do you mean recorder ports?

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bm2919 wrote:

What do you mean recorder ports?

sopa 1 sopa 2

The Hauppage HD-PVR is built and made for Windows machines, however, people have coded programs and developed unofficial drivers for the HD-PVR for Macs.

As much as I like to help you record on Macs, I only used Windows machines. Sorry about that.

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