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Capture Card

Posted: September 20th, 2010, 3:35 pm
by Thulsa
Ok gang I am looking into getting a capture card for random crap I may or may not want to do.

I am looking at all the youtubers here for advice to see what they use. I want a pretty decent one that does PC PS3 ect ect. Any suggestions? If you don't have one do you know anyone with cap cards that they would recommend?

Re: Capture Card

Posted: September 20th, 2010, 6:41 pm
by Incito
Thulsa wrote:Ok gang I am looking into getting a capture card for random crap I may or may not want to do.

I am looking at all the youtubers here for advice to see what they use. I want a pretty decent one that does PC PS3 ect ect. Any suggestions? If you don't have one do you know anyone with cap cards that they would recommend?
I use camtasia for PC stuff. as for ps3, i would like to know how to record game play too. I could figure it out, but not in a hurry for that yet.

:offtopic:

Also, There is a plugin for firefox that will give you and option on a youtube video to download that video...goood quality too!

Use firefox and go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... developers

Re: Capture Card

Posted: September 22nd, 2010, 2:49 pm
by Thulsa
Thanks Chris. I do in fact want to do HD recordings. I have a CoD Free for For All match coming up with a few friends I would like to keep a record of since it will be nothing but cheap shot after cheap shot.

I would like to someday stream a few things as well using mame. So I will look into your guys suggestions and see what I come up with. I am sure I will need more advice since this is all new to me.

Re: Capture Card

Posted: October 16th, 2010, 1:13 am
by Atarix777
Hello Thulsa :smile:

If you want to capture in HD, then the "Hauppauge 1212 High Definition Video Recorder HD PVR" is the right system for you, all you need to do is to plug it simply between the component cable of your console/TV and to connect it via USB on your PC.

Very usefull in connection to that will be also a component switchter as I use it my self ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z5Hvv1ihWs - just take a look at 4:27).

If you want to stream mame, you can do that already today with a simple "Screen capture" Software, but If you want to do show more then just a single monitor, i suggest you a little video mixer ( http://www.youtube.com/NewNetHQ#p/u/5/Fy5ho_BTLpk ).

Ok, enough for now, If you need any help then you know where we are :yes:

Re: Capture Card

Posted: October 26th, 2010, 3:59 am
by Hierophant
Here's the final result of my first series of capture tests with the very economical EasyCAP. Special thanks to Atarix for his support.

:V:


Re: Capture Card

Posted: October 26th, 2010, 7:29 pm
by Incito
I wonder how that compairs to Dazzle. I saw this video for that. Although, I have to admin, your test was pretty darn good!

Re: Capture Card

Posted: October 26th, 2010, 8:59 pm
by Hierophant
Thanks! :V:

I have no idea how they compare, this stuff is still all new to me. Maybe an old hand like Atarix would know a thing or two about it...

All I know is that after using the EasyCAP for about a week, I can get a pretty good quality result, especially considering my poor sys specs. So far, that was just one game on the PS2. The next thing for me to do is test some of my other modern consoles. I'm looking at you, Gamecube and Wii!

:inquisitive:

Re: Capture Card

Posted: October 27th, 2010, 4:28 am
by Atarix777
Yes, the good old Atarix has a dazzle and a EasyCAP :smile:

The EasyCap is not just much more economic but supports also "PAL60" (Important if you want to capture from the PAL X-box 360), the dazzle instead has a real-time DVD encoder chip inside, that automatically converts video into the MPEG-2 format (what could be helpfull when your Prozessor is not that fast).

However, I was running a lot of tests and would suggest to the most people a simpley EasyCap, because at the end I couldn't find a difference in the output quality and the PAL60 support is for sure more important then a MPEG-2 Chip (every Prozessor that isn't older then 4 years will be fast enough, to do that work itself, too).