Recording high definition gaming footage has exploded in popularity in recent years. There’s no need for a regular Joe to have a really fast computer and massive hard space in order to produce a great quality video. Thanks to various game capture devices, all the heavy lifting is not being done on an individual computer. The Elgato Game Capture HD is one such device, but it earns a slight advantage by being very easy to set up.
Compared to other game capture devices such as the Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition, the Elgato Game Capture HD is tiny. It can fit into your pocket with no trouble at all. Even with its small size, the Elgato Game Capture HD doesn’t skip on the features. This device can actually pass videos through your television from a HDMI cable in up to 1080i HD resolution. If you’re recording on Xbox 360, you only need to connect the HDMI cable to the Elgato Game Capture HD, and the USB cable from the device to your computer. There’s no external power supply because the computer is providing the Elgato Game Capture HD with power. This method is far less complicated than wrangling with component cables.
You can also record footage from the PS3, but you can’t use HDMI for that. Instead, Elgato provides a PS3 A/V cable that also allows you to record in HD.
Elgato also provides some basic editing software, and the ability to share your videos to social networks. All this will set you back around $199. The Elgato Game Capture HD is available now.
Read [GamerTell @ E3 2012]