- Product Dimensions: 25 x 18.4 x 6.8 cm ; 413 g
- Shipping Weight: 440 g
- Item model number: C127
- ASIN: B006T8QCYA
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 10 2012
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,279 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
AVERMEDIA Game Broadcaster HD Record and Stream PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and iPad2 in 1080p60 TV Tuners and Video Capture C127 Black
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- Gameplay live streaming and capture HD content up to 1080p (VESA resolution support)
- Record on-screen activities of another PC, real-time HD H.264 recording
- Auto-resolution detection and support 3D video source playback
- Input Signal: VGA (D-sub)/Component and HDMI
- Supported Resolutions: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1080
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<h1>Make yourself celebrity of the world that matters. Stream your gameplay and let the world see what you can do! Join thousands of your kind and top the rank. The Game Broadcaster HD fully complies with the leading Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and makes your live streaming easy as can be. Whether it's the MMORPG, the heroic adventure between the world of heaven and hell, a good racing event in Monte Carlo on your PC, PS3 or Xbox 360, or it's your favorite part of a drama, the Game Broadcaster HD of 1080p with 4:2:2 color resolution capability is now ready to grasp all for your eyes' sake. Capturing HD content with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is not supported.
Note: Video input supports up to 1920 * 1080 at 60 fps (Hz), while maximum recording quality is 1080p at 30fps.</h1> <h1>
Input Signal: VGA (D-sub)/Component and HDMI
Supported Resolutions: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1080</h1> <h1>Package Includes: Game Broadcaster HD, Installation CD, Quick Installation Guide, Component to VGA Cable, RCA to 3.5mm audio Cable, 3.5mm Audio Cable, and Low Profile Bracket</h1>
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You can't record from HDMI ( protected protocol from cable provider and bleuray )
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1. Record In FULL HD. 720,1080p
2. Record From PC Full Screen
3. No Lag
4. Different Video Codecs To Record With
1. VGA - Can be bad if you don't have VGA on your graphic card.
2. Program can freeze if you click D-Sub sometimes
3. Program won't recognize D-Sub sometimes (If you have an outdated system)
4. Can't Record PS3 Gaming With HDMI (HDCP Protection)
1. You do not need 2 PC's to record from PC.
2. Connect HDMI To DVI or HDMI or HDMI and Duplicate The Display For HD Playback
3. DO NOT CONNECT VGA To DVI....The Playback is HORRIBLE!
UPDATE: Since I've updated my system to I7 I've had no issues at all so far. I changed my review from 4 stars to 5. Overall score 9/10
There's nothing more exciting than looking at an expansion card. They have that great green color with a bunch of little nubs and capacitors. A distinctive smell of electronics. Okay, so maybe not THAT exciting. But, that's pretty much what you'll see at first. Once connected, it's a whole other story. While small, this thing packs the power to capture or broadcast 1080p Hi-def video. It connects internally via PCI-Express X2. On the outside, it has two ports. One for both VGA or Component. For component, you'd just have to use the included component to VGA adapter. The other port is an HDMI input.
INCLUDED IN BOX:
Warranty Card, Manual, Drivers CD
RCA to 3.5mm Audio Cable
Component to VGA Cable
3.5mm Audio Cable
Low Profile Bracket
Installation was fairly easy. Just had to open up the old "Beast"(my actual computer name) and slide `er in an open PCI-E slot. Once in, I put it all back together and booted up. I actually skipped the drivers CD it came with and downloaded the latest drivers from AVermedia's website. It's best to do this with all driver software as the CD could already be outdated and you could be missing some important updates!
I first intended to plug in the PS3 via HDMI totally overlooking HDCP. HDCP or High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection is not supported by this card and didn't let me record or capture anything from the PS3. Since then, I had to go the component route. Because I feel more comfortable playing on my TV, I got a component distribution amplifier which allowed me to take one component input and split it out to two outputs. One for the Game Broadcaster HD and another for the TV. I then plugged the sound in via the Line-In port on my PC. Best of all, it auto-detects the resolution coming out of the console and supports 3D video source playback. VESA resolution is supported as well. To my knowledge, HDCP was only added to the PS3 and not the XBox. Therefore, you should be able to record the XBox via HDMI.
I'm sure there's various programs out there to record gameplay from this capture card, but I just used the software provided. It's called AVer MediaCenter 3D. Which allows you to record gameplay in a variety of formats and does a great job. You can also manage your recordings straight from the software or open up the destination folder and edit the footage in your favorite video editor. You can also manage photos and music kind of like Windows Media Center.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV
Streaming is just as easy as capturing. You have the option to use software like Adobe Flash Media Live encoder to encode the live signal into flash for streaming. Another option would be XSplit which is what I prefer most. It's real easy to manage what your audience sees and can broadcast to a variety of sites like Twitch.TV. The Game Broadcaster HD is also pretty flexible so you should be able to use any of your preferred streaming software.
In my experience, capture cards sometimes have a tendency to lag. Some more than others. After testing the Game Broadcaster HD for some time, it seems to have little to no lag at all. I connected the output to the capture card and TV simultaneously via a component distribution amp and haven't noticed any significant lag at all. Pretty neat since you'll be able to play your game while watching your computer screen.
Overall, I think think the AVerMedia Game Broadcaster HD works very well for what it does. It has no noticeable lag or choppiness. The quality of video looks great! It'd be nice if it could also capture composite video for those intense NES games, but it'll do for now. It's not only great for recording gameplay but anything with an HDMI or component output as long as the output isn't protected. They claim you can even capture your iPad 2 display which I'd guess would be through HDMI. You can also capture another computer's VGA output if you ever needed to record things like BIOS set up or boot up where software can't capture. it'll work on Windows 7, Vista, and XP both 32 and 64bit.
I did NOT use the driver & software disc the product came with, instead just downloaded the DRIVER ONLY from the manufacturer site, I cannot speak for the software you're "supposed to" install, but as long as the latest driver is installed , it works in Xsplit & that's all I need.
It works flawlessly in my Asus Essentio (i7 3770, 16gig ram, with ONLY Intel HD4000 internal graphics). Yes, it sometimes glitches a few seconds when switching sources or starting up, but once it starts up, no problems!
****Running DUAL Avermedia Game Broadcaster cards****
I made the mistake of thinking that running twin capture cards would require beefier graphics & purchased an Nvidia GTX 560. Turned out the opposite was true. After about 2-3 hours of streaming, the computer would start to stutter (even the mouse) & CPU usage jumped from ~15% to ~30%. You would have to exit Xsplit to make it stop.
After removing the GTX 560 & going back to internal graphics the stutter disappeared. I've been streaming over 36 hours straight ( twitch dot tv / arkadeum ) with one of the capture cards @ 1280x720, the other @ 1920x1080 plus a VGA webcam @ 640x480.
I'm guessing a bottleneck developed in the PCI Express bus over time between the two capture cards & the monster GTX 560, whereas Intels integrated HD4000 graphics chip sits within the actual i7 CPU.
Audio/Video Sync. This is typically a huge concern for a lot of people. It's not rare with a lot of capture devices to get great image and sound, but they're out of sync! I noticed that when recording with H.264 there was a very slight sync issue with some recordings. However, when recording in AVI I notice absolutely no syncing issues in the recordings. AVI also gets you a lot better image quality than H.264 does.
The installation of the card is crazy easy. Open your tower, slide it in. That's it! It's very small. I had to put it above my video card, but it definitely fit with ease in my tower.
Overall, the card is great, have no complaints, and would certainly recommend it.