AVerMedia Game Capture HD Review
When AVerMedia released the Game Capture HD, it looked to revolutionise the way in which console game footage is captured. While not being a resounding success it makes plenty steps in the right direction. The footage is high quality and easy to capture, the process from box to web is as simple as any on the market.
The box consolidates everything required to capture brilliant HD quality footage. The ridiculously simple to operate remote makes capturing footage a snap, one button recording on the box and wide variety of features on the remote makes life very easy. The choice of using either an external hard drive or an internal 2.5 inch hard drive. Provides a nice flexibility to the station, and provides plenty of ability for the capacity to be expanded.
The 3 way component cable is a unique but extremely useful, it combines all the 3 major console connectors: PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii into one component cable that runs into the box. However we did run into issues with the Xbox connection having to get the cable replaced due to audio issues. However when it works with no issues its a quality tool. HDMI will provide a noticeable increase in visual quality for playing, but for recoding component still looks great. It would be nice to have seen a HDMI display to run into the TV but we will survive without it.
Our Review Reel Using The Game Capture HD
It recording in AVI with MP3 for the audio, it records up to 1080i. One of the greatest concerns with this type on unit is the input lag caused by the recording. I am please to report that no such lag exists, the team at AVerMedia have done a great job. There is a little lag however it is barley noticeable.
AVerMedia have done a splendid job in creating a affordable and versatile unit. While it would be great to have a HDMI port the component cable does a great job. The quality of video is great and the internal hard drive is great. This is well worth picking up if you have any interest in video capture.