Readers of Skooter Blog and especially those accompanying our channel on Youtube, where videos appear first, might have noticed that in the last Articles about video games I have shown some videos captured from classic consoles, 1080p and 60fps, replacing the old method of filming the screen. The high-definition image is on behalf of RGB cables and the Framemeister. But what catches? For it is time for you to know one of my most recent acquisitions: a Elgato – Game Capture HD60, acquired na Amazon U.S., with the package being redirected to Brazil by Shipito. This is the 15th time I use the great services Shipito, Browse other purchases.
Capture videos has always been a hobby of mine. My first capture card was actually one of those TV cards of Pixelview, I acquired in one of the editions of the deceased Fenasoft. At that time (mid 90) e-commerce in Brazil was nonexistent and Fenasoft was a good opportunity for those from within do good business, since in the capital prices used to be somewhat smaller, and the fair they were still good deals. But the quality of videos that could be obtained at the time was very sorry, something like 160×120 or 320×240 with plenty of artifacts, because the processors of the time also did not account for compress video in real time, and hard drives also did not account for record uncompressed video in real time.
My second plate was already more serious, uma Pinnacle Studio Dc10 Plus. This was rather hardware compression in MJPEG, making the task processor and HD much more viable. Only downside was that she did not accept PAL-M. Because of this I needed wore a transcoder of Transcortec, which hurt a bit the image. But it was with this board that spent a lot of VHS material to DivX, it was a ball given time. Also recorded quite a lot in VCD, the digital video format on CD that was only popular in Asia, but compatible with virtually all DVD national time Players. DVD recorder was not yet existed or not an economically viable alternative. I came to save the 6 first complete seasons of Friends, DivX and VCD. And recorded direct transmission of the Sony Channel on Sky not to lose quality with VHS tape. Today I see that it was all a big nonsense, since just after launching it on DVD and Blu-ray. But at least learning with compression algorithms, Basic edition (Commercial cut) no Virtualdub, deinterlacing, filtering, etc. I bring with me today.
After acquiring a PixelView PlayTV Pro Ultra, it also has the advantage of capturing PAL-M. At the time was possibly the best dedicated capture card to the domestic market, capturing with 10 bit thanks to the chipset Conexant CX23883. 720 captured within×480 (DVD resolution). The PCs of the time were already powerful enough to make MJPEG compression or Huffman (HuffYUV) real-time. Just needed to let a second partition with Windows installed exclusively to capture, with nothing running in the background, not to run the risk of losing frames. At that time DVD burners were also longer viable. It was with this card that ended up spending all that mattered to me VHS to DVD. In fact I put aside hundreds of TV recordings and just spent the videos of my graduations, the recordings of the games of the final of the three world titles São Paulo FC. (1992, 1993, 2005) and the World Cup 1994 and 2002.
With hardware upgrades was getting complicated survive with bad support Pixelview, without drivers for the new Windows, and with the old Windows XP does not really enjoying my new hardware. Then I ended up getting the Prolink / Pixelview PlayTV USB SBTVD (Full Seg), in part by the possibility to test digital TV with my laptop while visiting cities that already had the digital signal (my still had not), but also the ability to capture video with the laptop, easy to carry up near the Sky decoder, dispensing huge cables or VHS tape as intermediate, that inevitably degrade the recording ended quite. With she gave up for direct capture S-Video Sky decoder (mine was still the old non-HD). But it was not long until the missing drivers of compatibility with new versions of Windows let this device back as well.
He felt no need for a new capture card after that. Today I can already shoot in digital format in Full HD with the Digital Camera Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ou a Digital Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, and TV rarely goes something I want to keep. E se for na TV digital, I also have the Ekotech ZBT-670N. He has recorded the final of the Copa do Brazil, if the Brazilian team had not given that shame in the semi-finals. Until one day I found myself doing a lot of videos to Skooter using Blog digital camera to film the TV screen. Then it happened interest in a capture card that is capable of capturing high definition, from an HDMI input, something that was not in any of my old boards. After researching quite, a Elgato – Game Capture HD60 It was my choice.
A Elgato – Game Capture HD60 faces gamers, but actually can capture from any HDMI source, since without HDCP protection, 1080p60 resolutions, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30, 576p, 576i e 480p. I'm used to the classic consoles (Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Playstation One, and Atari 2600), via Framemeister. But as Elgato also works with the new generation of consoles, like Playstation 4. I have not tested, but to capture consoles with HDCP protection that can not be turned off (como o Playstation 3) many users have used splitters HDMI, that automatically eliminate such protection.
But the new generation of consoles are already able to capture the game, why use a Elgato? I do not know about the XBox One, but I can answer for Playstation 4. He really automatically records and can at any time take the last 15 minutes of recording, edit a video, post on Facebook, no Youtube, etc. But it is good to note that the recording that the console does is in 720p, 30fps, and with enough compression. With Elgato you can do everything that the island already does, including streaming real-time, with comments microphone and webcam, but in up to 1080p and 60fps, and no time limits.
Among the highlights, a Elgato – Game Capture HD60 You can capture and make streaming games the Playstation 4, XBox One, XBox 360 and others with 1080p resolution and H.264 compression done in hardware. The HDMI cable and the USB cable is included. It has the function HDMI passthrough that team, so that you can connect it between the console and the TV, and the image can be seen on TV without any latency. The software allows you to upload to Youtube, Facebook and Twitter1. You can also streaming for Twitch, the Youtube and other. Works with PC and MAC, requiring Windows 7 No PC or superior, Mac OS 10.7 or higher on Mac. I'm using Windows 8.1 from 64 bits without major problems.
Hardware requirements include an Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, second generation, 4 GB de RAM, USB port 2.0 and Internet connection. My first shots were made with a laptop with Core i7 and 16GB of RAM, with catches going straight for a External USB HD 3.0 de 2TB. But it was too much work to be bringing the laptop every time I went to record something, so I ended up choosing to connect to Elgato – Game Capture HD60 to my Zotac ZBOX ID83 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V Gigabit Ethernet Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOX-ID83-U). Despite the processor is only a Core i3, below the minimum configuration recommended by the manufacturer, I had no trouble. It has 16GB of RAM and the External USB HD 3.0 de 2TB It was connected to it. The drawback is that I have to switch the TV's input Framemeister for the ZBOX to start or stop recording, since the monitor ZBOX is the TV itself.
Resources streaming I confess I never used, it is not much to my beach. What I did so far only been capturing videos with Elgato – Game Capture HD60 and let her same software export to MP4. As the generated file is giant, with transcodifico MediaCoder before sending to the Youtube and keep in my final files.
Regarding HDMI passthrough. In fact it works, and really did not notice any team. But encountered some problems. The first is that it only works when Elgato – Game Capture HD60 It is being fed. This implies that it must be connected to a USB port always, which it was a problem at the time I was capturing with laptop. With the ZBOX there is so much trouble, but also I noticed that the software offers a color option that has the options “standard” and “expanded”. Putting on “expanded” show some artifacts in the image, both when recording TV (passthrough), so I always use the option “standard”. The problem is that with the ZBOX off the board makes passthrough as an option “expanded” was activated. Because of that I decided to leave the passthrough sideways.
Mthe like do not want to fumble on the cables every time I write, I decided to put a splitter and so send the signal Framemeister for a Elgato – Game Capture HD60 and the TV simultaneously. My first attempt was to Splitter HDMI de 1 entrada para 4 saídas HUIYISHUN HDMI-400 HDMI v1.4 Full HD 1080p 3D (HUIYISHUN HDMI-400 3D 1080p Full HD HDMI V1.4 1 to 4 Splitter – Black + White (UK Plug / 100~ 240V)), I was standing here, but the attempt failed. The image of Framemeister It is failing with this splitter. Then remembered Matriz HDMI 1080p LINK-MI LM-MX03 – 4 Articles / 2 Outputs (LINK-MI LM-MX03 1080p HDMI Matrix – Black (4-In / 2-Out)). This worked perfectly yes. As it has two outputs, simply connect a TV and the other in Elgato – Game Capture HD60.
And Matriz 1080p HDMI-LINK MI LM-MX03 really came in handy, because with it I still have other 3 entries which can connect other equipment beyond Framemeister. For example, I can connect your Sky decoder and recording with the Elgato any program that I want, without modify any cable. Yes, I know that the Sky decoder already makes recordings, but they are encrypted and only reproduce the same device that recorded. If you give a stick in HD, you lose all recordings. If you give a stick in the decoder, you lose all recordings. So if you want to record a program in final, it is best to capture Elgato. Then yes you can archive the video in final, including making a Blu-ray if appropriate.
In search of the ideal capture device for me, I came to consider other models. One was the Elgato – Game Capture HD, previous version HD60, that besides being a little cheaper has the advantage of also capturing from analog sources (Composite Video, S-Video, Component Video), made to suit the older consoles, that has no HDMI output. But I do not need it because I already have the Framemeister which gives a digital high-definition picture for my classic consoles. Furthermore, from the analog inputs of Game Capture HD we have nothing to SCART or RGB, then the best image would already compromised. Could even use the analog inputs to capture old VHS videos that may still arise. But it is somewhat unlikely and, still arises, nothing prevents me also use the Framemeister in such situations. And Elgato – Game Capture HD It is able to capture at 720p60 and 1080p30, but not 1080p60, which is exclusive to HD60. So I preferred to stay with HD60 same.
Another device that took into consideration was the AVerMedia Video / Game Recorder– CV710 ExtremeCap U3 – Capture Uncompressed HD Video up to 1080p 60fps/ Video Recorder/ Game Recorder. This is a favorite of many games channel owners in Youtube. Its main advantage is to capture uncompressed video, such that no artifact is introduced in the images, same in games with more action. But I found that this advantage just running into a number of disadvantages. The first is that to capture 1080p video and 60fps uncompressed it takes a very large bandwidth, and because of that this card only works on USB ports 3.0. It can not be any USB port 3.0, has to be a port of one of the chipsets compatible. The fact capture uncompressed also does not mean that there will be no compression before the editing process and generation of the final version, because the videos without compression are huge and no HD is able to cope with the bandwidth required to record them in real time. To capture uncompressed AVerMedia recommends a setting somewhat clueless: two SSDs in RAID. Someone really SSDs in RAID league today? Thus, compression that is not made in hardware will eventually have to be made by the PC that will make the recording. And the processor will have to be quick to get to the real-time compression. O Core i3 do ZBOX probably would not give account. With Elgato – Game Capture HD60, despite being below the manufacturer's recommendations, he realizes capture a video while the software is, at the same time, generating .MP4 another newly recorded.
Por fim, a ExtremeCap U3 has HDMI output. At splitter becomes requirement. The claim of the manufacturer is that you can play directly on the PC because there is no team. But most gamers does not like this idea and prefer to use a splitter to play on TV. Furthermore, if you are recording on a laptop will not want to be seeing the image on their screen (generally less) instead of the TV screen (generally higher), some? But it is noteworthy that, despite the image passthrough of Elgato – Game Capture HD60 not have lagged, the image on the computer screen has enough and you can not play looking at her. Who do streaming also complains that this hinders when using the microphone to narrate the game action, since the image is not perfectly synchronized with the audio. How not do streaming this is not a problem for me. And as the passthrough is kind of problematic when the PC is off or closed with recording software, o uso do splitter It ends up being inevitable with both Elgato – Game Capture HD60 as with ExtremeCap U3.
I can say that, overall, I am satisfied with the Elgato – Game Capture HD60, and I leave some photos and some videos captured with her:
The videos, for not much load the page, form a playlist Built, but there are several videos that reproduce in sequence:
|(Bank fee 4.3%)||($1.64)|
And the detail:
|Package type (for Customs):||gift|
|Shipping method:||USPS Priority Mail|
|Mailout fee:||$1.00 (Small package (up to 30lbs))|
Eis as fotos que a Shipito He sent me when the package arrived there:
Date / Time
05/01/2015 – Monday
04/01/2015 – Sunday
|23:42||Left the FedEx station||FEDEX SMARTPOST KENT, WA|
|16:23||Arrived at FedEx station||FEDEX SMARTPOST KENT, WA|
01/01/2015 – Thursday
|00:44||In transit||DUNSMUIR, SUCH AS|
31/12/2014 – Wednesday
|12:36||In transit||GRAND TERRACE, SUCH AS|
30/12/2014 – Tuesday
|18:51||Left the FedEx station||FedEx SmartPost LOS ANGELES, SUCH AS|
|07:19||Arrived at FedEx station||FedEx SmartPost LOS ANGELES, SUCH AS|
29/12/2014 – Monday
|20:45||Shipping information sent to FedEx|
And the Shipito to Brazil followed by USPS Priority Mail:
DATE & TIME
STATUS OF ITEM
|January 21, 2015 , 5:37 pm||
|January 19, 2015 , 2:13 pm||
Customs clearance processing complete
|January 14, 2015 , 9:12 at the||
|January 14, 2015 , 9:11 at the||
Processed Through Sort Facility
|January 13, 2015 , 9:23 at the||
|Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL|
|January 12, 2015 , 11:05 pm||
|Houston, UNITED STATES|
|January 11, 2015 , 11:25 at the||
|San Francisco, UNITED STATES|
|January 11, 2015 , 3:38 at the||
|San Francisco, UNITED STATES|
|January 10, 2015 , 3:32 at the||
Processed Through Sort Facility
|ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)|
|January 10, 2015 , 3:31 at the||
Arrived at Sort Facility
|ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)|
|January 6, 2015||
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS
You can also track through the Post Office:
|21/01/2015 17:37||CSD [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|21/01/2015 09:31||[Removed]||Out for delivery to the recipient|
|20/01/2015 10:59||CTE CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD [Removed]|
|19/01/2015 14:14||CTCI RIO DE JANEIRO / GTCAI – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP|
|19/01/2015 14:13||International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR||Awarded|
|Freed peels alfândega|
|14/01/2015 12:30||SITC RIO DE JANEIRO / GEARA – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – Released without taxation / BR|
|14/01/2015 09:12||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Routed|
|In transit to customs supervision – Customs supervision / BR|
|14/01/2015 09:11||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – Rio de Janeiro - RJ||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|10/01/2015 03:32||UNITED STATES||Routed|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
|10/01/2015 03:31||UNITED STATES||Awarded|
|Received the unit export|
|06/01/2015 15:08||UNITED STATES||Posted|
And this is the purchase summary table:
|Product Name:||Elgato – Game Capture HD60|
|Name Original:||Elgato – Game Capture HD60|
|Current value:||US$ 159,99|
|Payment Method:||Credit card|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Purchase Data:||29/12/2014 (Amazon)|
|Time in Transit:||
|Declared content:||game accessory|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
And I'm ending here the article on Elgato – Game Capture HD60 with a positive assessment for the product and a more positive evaluation for Amazon and the Shipito. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping.