Reddit reviews: The best internal tv tuner & video capture cards

We found 1,324 Reddit comments discussing the best internal tv tuner & video capture cards. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 157 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Internal TV Tuner & Video Capture Cards:

u/iAmMitten1 · 4 pointsr/letsplay

I feel like an ass for posting it again, but the response from it has been pretty good. I made a long post a few months ago containing information for beginning Let's Players. Here it is:

Picking A Name: Alright. It's time to start your channel. You've kicked the idea around for long enough. This is the first, and arguably the most important step in your Youtube career. Try to think of something different that hasn't been done. Don't copy the style of someone else's channel. For example, say you play Pokemon, and your name is Kyle, don't put KyleDoesPokemon. It will seem like you copied the name of SkyDoesMinecraft. Another thing is to avoid tons of numbers and X's. Say two channels have the same video uploaded, you can't see the views, subscriber count, comments or ratings. You are basing your viewing choice based on only the name of the video (which is the same) and the channel's name. Are you going to watch the video by XxBigJ0hnxXCoDK1llerzXx or Conspicuous Cactus (I apologize, I couldn't think of a catchy name)? Some will choose the
first, but most will choose the latter. I'm not saying that you can't achieve success with a cough bad cough name, but it will be a little more difficult. Ultimately, the Channel Name is just an attention grabber, like thumbnails and titles, but we'll get the that later. If your content is good, your Channel Name will not matter, as much.

Video Recording: You're set with your channel now. You've set it up and got the name you want. Great. Now the fun starts. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, i'd recommend the Dazzle, as far as capture cards go. I used one on my old channel, and it worked flawlessly. The only downside is that it only records in standard definition (144p-480p), unless you use an S-Video cable. This isn't good quality. But it's good enough to test the waters to see if you can create good content. If you want something that will work every time, and records in 1080p, I can't recommend the Elgato Game Capture HD enough. It's only downside is that it's pricey ($155). But you are getting a product that is the best in it's class. Back in 2010, you could get away with not having HD quality video, because HD PVR's were expensive. But not today. If you ever hope to achieve any sort of success, you must have video quality that is at least 720p. It's just not an option anymore.

Audio Recording: If you have a Turtle Beach headset, or some other USB powered headset w/ a mic, you can use that TO START WITH. Turtle Beach's have a good enough mic that it will be decent enough until you decide to move up a tier. If you want a great starting mic, that isn't a headset, the Blue Snowball is tough to beat. It sounds great, looks decent (like that really matters), and is cheap (in terms of cost, not quality). Depending on what color you get, it will run around $40-$50, which really isn't to bad for a microphone. You may also want to invest in a Pop Filter. A Pop Filter does exactly what the name says, it filters pops. It will remove, to a certain extent, the popping sound when saying p's, the ssss sound with s's, and all sorts of other things. They are definitely a good investment. However, if you don't want to buy one, you can search how to make one with a sock.

Editing Software: If you get a Dazzle, it will come with some decent editing software. It's nothing special, but it works well enough to get the job done. Hell, I used it for almost 2 years. But, if you want something better, and more professional, you should look at Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier. Both are great, and offer things that the other doesn't have, so you'll need to think about what kinds of things you'll be doing with it. I recommend Sony Vegas. I have never had a problem with it, and the learning curve isn't too high.

Channel Art: This is important. Very, very important. When someone views your channel, this will either make them continue their quest to view one of your videos, or it will make them immediately look elsewhere. This part is somewhat tricky to give advice for. It just has to look good. Don't just copy and paste logos of game's that you'll be playing onto a picture and call it "Channel Art". Use Photoshop, and put some effort into it. If you can't make it yourself, there are several people around /r/letsplay that will make it for you, for a small fee (/u/fuyi is fairly popular). There are also some websites that are easy to use and will make some decent (i'm using this word a lot, aren't I?) Channel Art that will work for a few months, or until you get around to making some yourself.

Thumbnails: Another incredibly important part of your Youtube Channel. You could have the best content ever, but if your Thumbnails suck, you won't get anywhere. The key to Thumbnails is to keep it simple. Use a nice, easily readable font, use complementary colors, and don't try to put too much in the Thumbnail. Avoid the lower right corner, as the duration of the video will cut off some of the Thumbnail. You can use this site to make some thumbnails too. Like the Channel Art, that site good for starting out, but you will want to learn how to make your own, using a program like Photoshop. If you start making your own thumbnails, the resolution for them is 1280x720, just so you know the correct size.

Video Titles: Video Titles are something a lot of people seem to mess up. It's actually really easy to make a good title. Some just put something like Let's play Minecraft episode 23. While that does tell you what the video is, it doesn't grab your attention. Something like Let's Play Minecraft: Part 23 | The Sands are Evil is better because it gives an idea of what will be going on in the video, which would probably be a problem with sand in the example. You can also you some punctuation like -'s, |'s, or :'s to help organize your videos.

Descriptions: There are two basic ways that you can have an effective video description. The first is to make a somewhat exaggerated statement that is relevant to the video, THE SAND WILL SWALLOW YOU WHOLE! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!. The second way is keep it simple, Attention Traveler's: Please stay away from the sand. Several corpses have been found within them with large amounts of sand in their lungs. This is just my opinion, since I usually try to keep my descriptions witty. The third option is to just describe the video, In today's episode, we travel to an harsh landscape filled with sand and the dreams of dead travelers. You can either make the description funny and witty or you can keep it simple. Either way, don't put to much in it. Descriptions need to be kept short. It's also not a bad idea to put link to other videos in the series in the description or links to Twitter or other social media outlets.

Tags: Tags are the backbone to any successful Youtube Channel. All tags should be relevant to the video. Don't put other channel's names in their. Not only is it unproffessional, but it's useless (to a certain extent). If you search for Roosterteeth Minecraft Episode 100, and you see someone else's video below Roosterteeth's, you're going to watch Roosterteeth's video. Youtube has started to crack down on people who don't properly use the tagging system. If you make a Minecraft video and put Justin Bieber naked as a tag, you run the risk of your channel being given a strike or having the video taken down. Just put tags that are relevant to your video. If you make the 23rd episode of your Minecraft series, put tags like Minecraft Part 23, Minecraft Episode 23, Let's Play Minecraft Part 23, ect.

Other Things to Know:

  • Monetizing: You may want to monetize right from the beginning, and it is tempting, but you won't see enough of a return to make it worth the time of those who are viewing the ads. You may make a few dollars within your first couple months, so it's not worth it. Wait until your are getting upwards of 1000 views per day and then monetize.

  • Fan Interaction: Interact with people who comment whenever you can, whether it be on Youtube, Twitter, or somewhere else. Sometimes, you may want to consider replying to a comment, even if someone insults you or your channel. You may also find that most of the people who make those kinds of comments are dicks, but you might find someone who isn't (Here's a good example). It never hurts to be nice on the internet, especially when trying to grow a channel. You don't want to get popular, and then have a bunch of people look at the old comments you made and realize that you're an asshole.

    Concluding: Obviously, there is a bunch more to say, but there's a 10,000 character limit to these posts. To wrap it all up, you need to have a Channel that is well made, and regularly produces good content. If you're just starting out, good luck. You'll need it.
u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

So the obvious option to go for would be a low end PC with a capture card.
The only thing I would recommend for the PC is enough storage (incl. an SSD) & enough connectivity for all the needs.

So I decided to go for an Intel NUC + AverMedia 1080p60FPS capture card. So for the times when the console can output 60 FPS you can capture it and stream it out for a very smooth experience.
Note that you do need a very good internet connection for this!

I was a bit more expensive than I initially thought it would be, mostly because the AverMedia LGE is on a high price right now. It used to be $120 one month ago.
Anyway, this is a very small PC with enough USB ports & outputs for extra monitors as well as connecting the capture card.
It also got an RJ45 normal internet jack + bluetooth & wireless AC network availability.

So what is a NUC? It's short for "Next Unit of Computing" and it's pretty much just a very small PC "box".
You can buy them pre-assembled but you pay more for it and aren't as flexible, so I suggest to buy a barebones system and add your own SSD, HDD & RAM into it.

This NUC got the option to add an M.2 SSD + a 2,5" HDD so this is why I suggest it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage | A-Data Premier SP600NS34 128GB M.2-2242 Solid State Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive | $93.98 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | $91.00 @ B&H
NUC| Intel NUC (NUC5i3RYH)| $250.00 @ MicroCenter
Capture Card| AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme| $180.00 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $691.96
| Generated by Kiwiandapple |

Now if you don't want this and prefer to have a "real" PC. This is of course also possible. It's also a bit cheaper.
The drawbacks are that it's a bit larger & will be slightly louder. Because it got 3 fans compared to the 1 in the NUC.
Although the NUC fan can be a bit of high pitched "whine" because it's a low profile fan that spins at pretty high RPMs to cool the thing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor | $65.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | $63.99 @ Mac Mall
Memory | Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage | A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $38.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $71.99 @ Adorama
Case | Silverstone Sugo SG13B-Q Mini ITX Tower Case | $48.43 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $44.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | $88.00 @ Amazon
Capture Card| AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme| $180.00 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $631.37
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-14 04:00 EDT-0400 |

So to help you understand a bit better why I suggest these parts, I will provide you with my standard list of videos that explain a lot of the commonly asked questions.
I'll also provide you with a couple of great guides to help you build the PC.


Learn about cool technology in only a couple minutes!


  • What is overclocking?: Here - 2:32 minutes.

  • What is the difference between i3, i5 & i7?: Here - 4:32
  • What is hyperthreading?: Here - 4:47
  • What is turbo boost?: Here - 4:05
  • RAM speeds: Here - 4:37
  • USB Type C: Here - 4:30
  • What are benchmarks?: Here - 5:21
  • Pre-built vs building your own?: Here - 6:04
  • SSD vs HDD: Here - 4:05
  • Different panel types: Here - 2:29
  • Case fan orientation: Here - 3:42
  • What is a NAS?: Here - 5:06
  • What PSU to buy?: Here - 5:12
  • What does 80+ mean?: Here - 3:02

    Likely that TechQuickie got even more video's that you can have a look at to get answers. It's a great YouTube channel for easy, quickly explained questions about PC tech.




    Now before you have a look at all these guides. The best guide in most cases will always be your MANUAL. Some manuals are garbage, but most of them are more than good enough to be able to help figure out most problems.

  • How to build an Intel 115x socket PC? This is my personal favorite because it goes in depth, but still keeps the video relatively short.
    It also got great camera work so you are able to follow all the steps very well.
    I decided to skip the start of the video. The reason being that the video is posted on 17th of May 2013, he gives the rationale of his selected parts at the start. This is a very long time ago, so the parts are very old, so no need to hear this out. But building a PC is still pretty much the same. No drastic changes.
    There are a lot of different build guides on the internet, but I really like this one. It's easy to follow.

  • How to install a 115x CPU? Very simple and easy to follow guide again.
  • How to install RAM? It's very simple these days. For DDR4 it's pretty much the same.
  • How to install Windows 8(.1) or 10 from an USB drive? You have to download "media creation tool" which is located at the bottom of the page (blue button). Run that program with a 4GB+ USB flash drive plugged into a PC. Then follow the simple steps and the program will make the USB drive bootable. After that all you have to do is build the PC and boot from that USB drive to install Windows.
  • How to set up your SSD & HDD? This video is another older video, but it works pretty much the same in Win 8/10. He does talk about a few things that aren't very important, but it's good to know.
  • How to use Ninite? This video explains it very well, as well as their recommendations. For security I advise to only get Avira (if you don't mind to get an add every day; if you do mind - just use Microsoft Defender) & Malwarebytes. If you want to pay for an anti-virus; Webroot! Light weight; very high detection rate.

    Hope you like it and If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

u/Thatisdifficult · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Here you go.

I hope I'm not too late.

    • -

      The suggestions the other guys posted aren't too shabby. 4 cores 4 threads should be more than enough for streaming 1080p 60fps content, but I opted to get something more powerful since it's still within budget.

      I got the Ryzen 5 2400G since it is a very powerful 4 core 8 thread APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that should be much better in a dedicated streaming PC than either the Ryzen 3 1300X or the i3 8100. If you're wondering, you will not need to purchase a GPU with this since it comes with integrated graphics. The more cores and threads, the better your streaming experience should be. If your budget was bigger, I probably would have been able to add a Ryzen 5 1600/2600 (6 cores 12 threads) or a Ryzen 7 1700 (8 cores 16 threads).

      Got a B450 motherboard to go with the Ryzen APU. AMD promises to support the AM4 socket until 2020. If you wanted to upgrade to a Ryzen 3000 or 4000 series CPU/APU down the line, all you would have to do is a BIOS update. You wouldn't have to buy a new motherboard like with Intel.

      Ryzen works best with fast RAM in dual channel, so I did just that. I got 3000Mhz RAM. Be sure to check the manual on your motherboard to see how to arrange your RAM sticks in dual channel. 8GB should be more than enough for your streaming PC.

      Added a 256GB SSD. This will make your operating system startup faster, and it'll also make your applications startup faster as well. Everything should feel very smooth if you're using an SSD; anything installed in this will feel very smooth and fast to use. I highly recommend putting your most used applications in here.

      I'm wondering if you plan on recording some of your streams and storing them in your computer for making YouTube videos or something later. I added a 2TB HDD so you can save some recordings of your streams. Feel free to remove the HDD if you aren't going to do this.

      The PC case I chose is pretty compact and has really good airflow to cool your PC parts down.

      This 550W Gold power supply is more than enough for your build. It's fully modular, so that means you can store the cables you aren't using in a drawer or something; it'll keep things clean. It also comes with a 10 year warranty if that matters to you.
    • -
      Additional Notes:

      If you don't mind doing rebates, I'm willing to make another build with rebates.

      Some people in this thread added some relatively more powerful GPUs (e.g. GTX 1050, RX 570 4GB) in their PCPartPicker lists. However, these are, for the most part, unnecessary for a dedicated streaming build. You could have even gotten away with something like a GT 710. You don't really have worry about that though, since the Ryzen 5 2400G comes with an iGPU that also happens to be pretty strong in its own right.

      I'm assuming you plan on using an Ethernet cable instead of WiFi for the best possible speeds.

      If you are using WiFI here's a recommendation.

      PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

      Wireless Network Adapter | Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $39.49 @ B&H
      | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
      | Total | $39.49
      | Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-26 23:56 EDT-0400 |

      I also did some research on capture cards.

      I think the Elgato HD60 Pro will be suitable for your needs. It has pretty much equal performance to the Elgato HD60S, with the difference being that the card I picked is PCIE, while the HD60S is external. I suppose the decision is up to you in the grand scheme of things. What really matters is that they are both capable of doing 1080p 60fps.

      I personally prefer PCIE since I like having everything in my PC, but it may be different for you.
u/Pyroraptor · 1 pointr/letsplay

Here is a list of things that he probably will need:

  • Microphone: I suggest a standalone mic. Audio quality is very important. I suggest the ATR2100 for a starting mic. It's a USB mic so it plugs right in and is good. It is a dynamic mic, which will help reduce background noise. It has XLR capability for future expansion.

  • Game capture: if he is playing a console game then he will need a capture card. The Elgato Game Capture HD is a very versatile card. If he is playing on PC then he just needs software. OBS is a free game capture and streaming program with lots of great features and good quality. I highly suggest startign with OBS because it is free and has everyhting he will need. That way he can test the waters and determine if he wants to do YouTube/Twitch. If you want a paid program, I highly suggest DxTory.

  • Video editor: This is optional, but REALLY helps get a better quality video. If you don't already have a video editor (or are using Windows Movie Maker) then I suggest Hitfilm 3 Express which is a good program for beginners and is free. Blender also has a free video editor built in that I've heard good things about. If you want a paid program, I suggest Sony Movie Studios 13 Platinum or Adobe Premiere Elements 14.

  • Image editing program: He will need to make artwork for his channel. I use Gimp which is a free program that works well. Paint.net is another good free program as well.

  • Headphones: Also optional. Headphones really help your audio quality because you can listen to the game audio without using speakers, which would echo the game audio through your microphone. Any headphones or ear buds will do, they don't have to be "gaming" ones.

    That's all you should need. The only thing you really should need to buy is a microphone. Everything else you can find a free version that should do everything he needs and more. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know and I'll help you out :D
u/KristiiRexx · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'M IN :D And I've already got ideas c: Gonna start on this c:

EDIT: I meant to edit this.. Not reply. ._.

  1. Something that is grey.
  2. Something reminiscent of rain. This is rain because when you drop a bunch of them, it has the soothing sound of gentle rain c: (Craft WL)
  3. Something food related that is unusual. How are pumpkin pudding flavored Kit Kats NOT unusual? (Food WL)
  4. Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!) This would be for my dad!! I want to make him a cake for his birthday with this wonderful topper! He just loves golf. He goes about 3 times a week ._. (Baking Stuff WL)
  5. A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it! I haven't read this yet. But.. we should read it at the same time. 'Cause I love talking about books with everyone c: AND. It's about a clash between men and women. A guy who's from a time where women are obedient and a women who's from a time where they go unquestioned and praised. Aaaaaaaaaand... FIGHT! (Books WL)
  6. An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!
  7. Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...) Cateye glasses c: ORRRRRRR feathers because I've seen cats attacking birds or walking around with a feather in its mouth COUNTLESS times c: (Both from my Craft WL)
  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. Shoe laces that don't tie aren't useful.. But shoe laces that don't tie AND LIGHT UP are beautiful c: And I would love to have them so my appearance at night will be FABULOUS. (Cutes! WL)
  9. A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?
  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain. You can make fake brains! It'll only be good enough to distract them for a moment, but that moment could be what saves you!!! (Baking Stuff WL)
  11. Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. This would allow me to easily carry a white board surface with me anywhere. I am a math tutor and an aspiring math professor, so being able to have a handy white board surface would be lovely. ORRRRRR this for a more playful goal. My friends and I seem to have the craziest conversations and strangest encounters while we're playing together. This would be a fun way to get our stuff recorded and FAMOUS. loljk. We just wanna share the insanity c: (white board from School Stuff WL and Elgato capture from Dreams WL)
  12. One of those pesky Add-On items. I just want mochi.. ;~; (Food WL)
  13. The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why? This is my current dream item. I'm attending college. My laptop is a dinosaur and it weighs a ton. It works fine, so I'm not looking to get rid of it. But I need something that won't break my already breaking back when I bring it to school. I spend a lot of time on campus doing homework or just relaxing. This Chromebook has a great battery life and is a good price for what I need to get done. (Dreams WL)
  14. Something bigger than a bread box. I'm going to assume this is bigger than a bread box because of the amount of candy in it.. (Food WL)
  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. Sugar pearls are smaller than golf balls c: (Baking Stuff WL)
  16. Something that smells wonderful. It may be too strong by itself.. But add it into some yummies and it'll smell DELICIOUS. c: (Baking Stuff WL)
  17. A (SFW) toy. It's SFW as long as you aren't screaming, "FUCK" or bludgeoning a person to death with it out of frustration c: (Cubes WL)
  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. I'm a math major and the majority of my math is done on white boards I have mounted in my room. There is no such thing as too many expo markers for me lol (School Stuff WL)
  19. Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. Chain maille jewelry! :D I've only started with it :c (Crafts WL)
  20. Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. It's a 3D DINOSAUR COOKIE CUTTER. You can make dinosaur cookies!!! THAT STAND. YOU CAN MAKE STOP MOTION DINO WARS. I are excite. (Baking Stuff WL)

    I'll come back with the three I missed c:

    Edit#2: Adding raffle phrase! fear cuts deeper than swords

    Also adding one of the bonuses! Purdy paintbrushes are made in Oregon c: They've been made in Portland since 1925! c:
u/UglyUser · 16 pointsr/Twitch

Hey Max,

Here is a list of things I believe will benefit a new streamer:

1.) Be consistent. Make yourself a schedule. Think of your broadcast as a TV show. People KNOW when Dexter/ Game of Thrones/ Spartacus is on! It's because it's at the same time, same day!

If you can't make yourself a schedule, let people know in advance via Twitter/Facebook/Steam when you will be streaming. Even if you stream for 2 hours a day, a schedule benefits you.

2.) Be entertaining! Don't just stare at a screen and zone out. Include and interact with your audience! Everyone loves to be recognized! Be YOURSELF, but make it a more "lively" version of yourself!

3.) Make Rules for your channel! If you enjoy a steady, friendly community, a set bracket of rules will help. I'm not saying set 100 different rules. Make between 2-6 rules you believe will "keep the peace". Viewers want to know what to expect from chat when they enter and re-enter your channel.

When your chat is a free for all, you will get trolls and overall immature people in your chat. When that happens, they offend certain people and don't want to revisit your channel.

4.) Provide a quality stream. Do not be one of those streamers who tries to stream 1080p on a 1 MBPS Upload. Dont not be one of those streamers who has pixelated/ laggy streams. Learn the ins and outs of your internet. Learn what bitrate is needed for what kind of cast you want. Here is a good place to start.

Test your upload speed with TestMy.Net. DO NOT use SpeedTest.Net because it is extremely inaccurate.

5.) Optional: Find yourself a gimmick. People love gimmicks whether you want to admit it or not. A gimmick will bring viewers in, but your personality/Content will determine if they decide to follow/stay.

When I first started I did 10 push ups per 1 new/real follow. I gained over 800 new followers within 2 months.

6.) Don't try being like anyone else. BE YOURSELF. I've seen streamer after streamer FAIL because they've tried being like someone else's cast. No one needs 2 Athenes, no one needs 2 Towelliees. Be unique to yourself.

Realize it is going to take a long time for you to build a steady/loyal audience. But it's because they like you for you.

I believe skimping out on quality parts for your stream will only lead to a poor quality cast in the future. It IS expensive to begin streaming, but if this is your "Ultimate Dream" you should invest in making that happen!

I use an AVerMedia Live Gamer HD and it is amazing. Never one single problem and a great price for what it does.

If you have any questions, you can either message me on here or visit my Twitch page when I'm live and the Community and I will be able to help!

Take care and good luck!

u/erichhaubrich · 2 pointsr/videography

In short, Yes. Most cameras do not have an output that is supported by the inputs on a laptop. Some cameras can go into 'webcam mode' and output a signal over USB, but the signal will look a lot like a webcam. 99% of the time the HDMI output from the camera needs to go into a capture device in order to be encoded to an H.264 stream.

Sony has a few cameras (such as yours) that will stream to Ustream, but none that I'm aware of that will output a usable video signal over USB. GoPros can output a wireless stream (UDP) that can be used with software like XSplit or OBS, but it gets a little techy. I think a few of Sony's higher-end camcorders support an RTSP output at 720p, but I haven't played with that yet.

A great simple solution for HDMI capture and streaming is the AverMedia AverCapture HD - It's $99 on Amazon and I can confirm that this works well with virtually zero latency and good image quality at 1080p30. They also make the LiveGamer Portable ($143) which lets you record to an on-board SD card even without a PC and the LiveGamer Portable 2 which adds support for 1080p60. They all come with RecCentral software which can be used for live streaming to YouTube, Twitch, Ustream and etc, directly from your own account.

There are also a lot of solutions that can be installed in a desktop PC for streaming. These range from about 100 bucks for a consumer model to thousands of dollars for a higher-end BlackMagic Design devices depending on functionality.

My typical HD multi-camera streaming rig consists of two Sony camcorders, plus a Sony A6000, and a Sony A6300 which go though HDMI->SDI converters into an Odyssey7Q+ with the Apollo Option (recorder/monitor/switcher) - then the switched output goes through one of the AverMedia H.264 encoders into my laptop as Source 1. With the Odyssey I am able to switch between cameras instantly, which you could also do in the software if you have multiple encoder sources.

In some cases I will also take the HDMI output from a drone and use that as Source 2. Once everything is set up to roll I open the software (XSplit Broadcaster) and pull the sources in, prepare any graphics or lower thirds I need and get everything ready to stream. When all of that is ready all is left to do is make any necessary announcements and go live using a locally available Internet connection or my MyFi wireless hotspot.

This is a pretty sophisticated mobile live streaming setup and overkill for most scenarios. Sometimes I just use a single camera, an encoder and my laptop. I try not to stream from my phone.

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. I've done a ton of research on this topic and own several encoders and a whole array of cameras including multiple Sony camcorders, Sony mirrorless, various action cams, etc. I'm always happy to share what I've learned through trial and error.

u/furlerer · 1 pointr/JurassicPark

Awesome man, it's a lot of fun!

I'd say most important thing equipment-wise when starting out is getting a decent mic. Easiest mic setup (if it's just you or maybe two people) is a USB condenser mic, then you can skip a mixer and/or interface altogether.
Most people are keen on the Blue yeti, but in Australia they're not too widely available, so I got a MXL Tempo instead, which does a good enough job. We still need to build it a little foam booth to remove a lot of the echo and room noise.

For PC recordings, we just use Open Broadcasting Software, aka OBS. I've played around with DxTory, fraps, and raptr in the past; OBS trumps them all because of how much control is possible, plus the ability to record in a constant frame-rate, very important when it comes to editing. OBS is a little fiddly to set-up but has given the best results so far, and there's plenty of information out there on it. It is designed as a streaming software but also produces awesome local recordings.

We just bought an Elgato HD game capture for console recordings, which we chose over the Elgato HD60 because the ability to record older consoles was more desirable to us than 60fps recordings. The Elgatos are pretty much accepted online as the best all-rounder out there. No doubt there's better units out there, but hard to beat for the price and ease-of-use.

Finally, an Adobe creative cloud subscription gives you access to Premiere (for editing), Photoshop (for images/thumbnails), and Audition (for voice recording/compression etc), plus Flash, After effects etc. I'm a student so it was a half-price I think.

We haven't tried any streaming yet because of our woeful <1mbp upload haha. Go Australia!

u/TonyCoProductions · 2 pointsr/letsplay
  1. You're using a VHS input card from 2007 that was meant to transfer old video to DVD.

  2. You're using an insecure, archaic OS from 2001.

  3. To be running WinXP, I'm guessing your machine is too old (at least 8 years old) to capture/edit HD content.

    Now-a-days, it's damn near impossible to get any traction without beautiful looking video. There's too much competition, and potential viewers will just click away when they see shitty video and hear shitty audio.

    I'm not trying to discourage you, but it doesn't seem like you're anywhere close to ready to start recording.

    Do you really expect to get anything close to acceptable gameplay footage using this setup?

    You'll have to upgrade a few things, first:

  4. A new computer. If I was anywhere close to right about the age, you really need something new. Luckily, you can build a half-way decent capture/editing machine with an i5 for under $1,000. Take a look at /r/buildapc for more about this.

  5. If you want to capture locally, you'll need a program like Dxtory, Fraps, or OBS. Check the Wiki for some awesome guides.

  6. If you'll be grabbing footage from a console, you need a capture card. If you plan on capturing HDMI, the Elgato HD60 is a popular choice.

  7. A microphone. You'll almost certainly want to get a pop filter, and I encourage a shock mount as well. Check out the microphone stuff here and here. You can get away with using Audacity for capture/editing, but I recommend Audition.

  8. Video editing software. Sure, there are free video editors available. In my experience, they're all sub-par. You get what you pay for when it comes to video editing software. I like Adobe Premiere, but I hear great things about Sony Vegas.

    I know this seems like a lot, but YouTube has a metric shit-tonne of content available. People usually like watching the good stuff.

    There's a whole bunch I haven't covered. Don't use copyrighted content you don't own. You have to have permission to post game footage. Companies (Nintendo especially) are cracking down on this.

    If you have any specific questions about capturing, editing, and encoding audio/video, let me know.
u/llelouch · 2 pointsr/darksouls

you would need a video capture device. you can get a Dazzle for like $50, but it will be shit quality (SD). or you can get one of the HD capturing devices like the Hauppauge HD PVR($190) or Hauppauge Colossus($140) or Avermedia Live HD($220)

HD PVR and Colossus are pretty much the same product, but the HD PVR is a USB box where as the Colossus is just a PCI card. HD PVR might be more convenient, but costs a bit more. Avermedia Live HD is supposed to be the best but I haven't gotten to use it yet.

then you need a computer powerful enough to encode the video in realtime. not sure how good of a PC you need, but video encoding mainly only uses the CPU so you need a good one of those especially for HD.

then you need a fast enough internet to stream the video, 1mb per second preffered for HD.

the software for streaming is called Xsplit. it's free but you can subscribe for additional features.

you could grab yourself a twitch.tv account and Xsplit and try to stream some screen regions to get an idea of how it works.

In my opinion for a good entertaining stream you're going to want to be in HD with a good mic and a webcam. Then all you need is a good entertaining personality, easy!

u/kazoodac · 1 pointr/Gamecube

There are several routes you can go, but you will have varying amounts of success depending on how much you spend. First off, I agree with /u/_Louis__ , your best bet for consistent quality is to get a capture device like the Elgato Game Capture HD. With this device, you can feed the Gamecube's output directly in, and output via HDMI through to a TV or your HDMI enabled monitor. You also have the ability to output to OBS on a PC, or just use GameCapture HD's proprietary software. Furthermore, this option gives you the ability to capture and stream your content if you so desire. Lots of great functionality for the price. Furthermore, if you go this route, I suggest getting Elgato's Analog Video Adapter and a Nintendo S-Video cable.. S-video will greatly improve the visual fidelity of the Gamecube's output, and is well worth the extra money. The Gamecube's component cables would obviously be better, but they are absurdly overpriced.

Now then, another option would be for you to invest in an analog adapter that would plug directly into your monitor. I assume your monitor has HDMI, and probably VGA and/or DVI as well. There are a wide variety of options for adapters like these, and I don't have enough personal experience to be able to give you a recommendation for quality. What I can tell you is that adapters like these often introduce a bit of input lag, and don't always display the signal the way you want. You may have to do some trial and error before you find one that works the way you want. If you go this route, I still recommend buying the Nintendo S-Video cable I linked above. Then, do some research on Amazon, searching specifically for S-Video to (insert connection here) adapters. S-Video input is critical. These adapters aren't two way streets, so S-Video output won't help you. Hopefully this sheds some light on things for you. Let me know if you have any questions.

EDIT: Forgot to account for sound. If your monitor doesn't have speakers, you'll need to route sound from the Gamecube another way. Feeding the white and red cords to speakers instead of through the adapter could work, though it's possible there would be some delay due to the adapter.

u/djtheninja · 3 pointsr/letsplay

Console Capture Cards

  • Elgato Game Capture HD $135

  • Roxio Game Capture HS Pro $100 (Basic) $150 (Pro)

  • Black Magic Intensity Pro Starts at $200

  • Happauge $150 (One of the most used ones that I've seen)

    PC Recording Software

  • Dxtory 3600 JPY or $36.30
    • One of the most used recording programs nowadays. Relies more on HDD speed.
  • MSI Afterburner Free, but can't be used on certain games without a workaround

  • FRAPS $37

    All of the programs listed, except for FRAPS can do multitrack recording. Dxtory can actually give you the seprate tracks without another program, but MSI either requires another program to get them; except if your editing program can do it by itself (Ex. Sony Vegas)

    Editing Programs


  • Audacity - FREE | Seriously the best audio editing programs that I've ever used. Supports auto ducking and background noise removal.


  • Windows Movie Maker - FREE | For basic editing, you can probably get away with this.

  • Sony Vegas $600 | Only drop that much if you are going to do some SERIOUS, and I mean SERIOUS editing. TRIAL AVAILABLE

  • Sony Movie Studio Starts at $94.99 | I've been using the trial and have been satisfied by it. Has all the features that a let's player could ever need, for 1/6th if the cost. It's basically Vegas' little brother. TRIAL AVALIBLE

  • Adobe Cloud $20 a month for one program or $50 a month for a bunch of programs. TRIAL AVAILABLE

    Photo (Thumbnails)

  • Paint.net FREE | Works pretty well; even better if you get some plugins. Suits all of the basic needs of a Let's Player without all the fancy stuff

  • Adobe Cloud |Photo Shop| - See Adobe Cloud above. TRIAL AVALIABLE

  • Paint Shop Pro $49.99 Kinda Fancy photo editor. Much like Photoshop. TRIAL AVAILABLE
u/NintendoCapri5un · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Regular streamer here. Not claiming to be an expert; I've only been doing it since around the turn of the year. Also I'm 40, so it's weird.

The purpose is mainly just entertainment. Gameplay has become a huge thing on Youtube (lucky for me) and people tune in to watch, I guess much like they would a football game, except the commentary's by the actual person playing the game. With streaming, it's better because there is a chat room, and the streamer (if he's smart) will interact with the chat and have conversations with them while playing the game, like we're just hanging out.

How it works: There is a free software download called Open Broadcast Software (or OBS for short), that's what I use anyway. Others use one called X-Split, and there are probably others I don't know of. What they do is connect to a website (usually Twitch.tv) and broadcast to that site whatever's on your monitor, and also your microphone usually. They can also work with capture devices like the Hauppauge or Elgato, which are designed to send your video game footage to your computer, where it is then broadcast to the site where people are watching.

The attraction, I guess I inadvertently explained part of that in the first (edit: 2nd) paragraph. It's kind of a way for gamers to connect and come together. I can't speak for all gamers, but I suspect that a lot of them (us) are loners by nature, and this gives us all a sort of outlet, since we all share a common interest.

I recently went on a binge-watch myself for Twitch highlights and came across a lot of the moments you mentioned above. Those are pretty rare occurrences; a normal stream is usually little more than just gameplay and casual conversation, with the occasional slip-up in the game which usually results in a bout of laughter and jeers from the chat. (Happens to me a lot, heheh). Not all streamers take donations (I still feel weird doing it myself, but people kept asking so I said OK), and even the ones who do don't require them for any specific reason. Twitch does have a $5/month "subscription" where people can get a "badge" next to their name in the chat room and streamers will typically come up with other silly "subscriber-only" benefits. It's all about how creative you can be.

It's all pretty new and exciting at the moment, but I personally can't bring myself to take it for granted because it could all be gone in the blink of an eye. Or maybe that's just my age talking.

u/Syfilms64 · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel
  1. My channel/business is called Scrapyard Films. I primarily create video editing tutorials for Magix Vegas Pro but also sprinkle in other tutorials for various other programs. I also have sub categories for my channel including my Let's Play series called Scrapyard Plays which I'm just starting to take more seriously and I'm also going to be doing more game reviews in a category called Scrapyard Reviews (Only reviews 1 game so far). I've had this YouTube account since YouTube was created so I have a bunch of other random videos on there that I created over the past 10 years that don't fit in the niche I'm now focusing towards.

  2. Gear and stuff:
  1. I'm uploading consistent videos to a schedule (every Tuesday and Friday). I'm interactive with all my subscribers. I'm providing the highest quality Vegas Pro tutorials on YouTube. I'm hosting easily winnable, monthly giveaways. I'm trying my best to make you laugh when watching video game videos.

    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/scrapyardfilms

    Thanks for doing this and sparking interest in people, allowing them to share their content!
u/2old2care · 2 pointsr/VideoEditing

I have had great luck with VHS, Betamax, 8mm, Hi8, etc. using an earlier model of this converter. It is especially good if you are playing back tapes on a machine that has S-Video outputs. This uses USB2 which for SDTV has plenty of bandwidth so there's no quality advantage to FireWire or Thunderbolt devices. Some professional converters may be slightly better, but unless you are using a well-maintained professional playback machine you will probably be able to see no difference. The machine you use for playbacks the most critical part.

Playing back on a Hi8 machine instead of a Digital 8 machine is probably going to give you better results because Hi8 playback on a Digital 8 machine is a backward-compatibility feather and is probably compromised in favor of best performance on digital tapes.

The Elgato box comes with a simple app that captures h.264 video (as .mp4 on Mac). The files are recorded in interlace files to match the original video. The best way to maintain the original quality is to transcode these to a higher frame rate and higher resolution format such as 720p. A free program like HandBrake can do this beautifully.

Hope this helps!

u/Dyrn · 7 pointsr/roosterteeth

What would you like to know about the tech side? I occasionally make videos and have learned a lot about editing and the best tools for the trade and I also know most of what the AH guys use. For example:

  • They use apple iMacs for their stations

  • They also use Mac Pros for storage of video (mostly the old models but some have the new ones)

  • Editing as far as I can tell is done with Final Cut Pro X

    -Not Final Cut Pro X it is Final Cut Pro 7 and occasionally when using a PC to edit they use Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CC

  • Recording video is done with the blackmagic capture cards Also I think Ray occasionally uses an El Gato capture card

  • Recording audio is done with Audio-Technica AT2050 microphones

    So there are the tools they use but how the setup works is more elaborate so I will give a set by step instruction of what they do for a Let's Play.

    1.) They get the mics out and get them all connected to a single computer that is connected to the tv/monitor set up between Jack and Geoff's desks as seen in this photo

    2.)To record their audio and have it all synced together they use Audacity which is what is displayed on the tv/monitor discussed in the first step.

    3.) They get whatever video game they are playing turned on and also have their capturing devices started capturing (capture card info and setup here)

    4.) After all recording and capturing is on and working they sync their audio to their video by doing something simple like saying up while they are on the main menu of there game and going up on the menu.

    5.) Once all these steps are done they can begin recording the Let's Play.

    6.) After recording the Let's Play they save all the audio and export it to whoever's computer is going to be editing the video. The video however is first stamped with their name (lets say for minecraft) on the top left of their video and then exported.

    7.) The video being exported is then sent like the audio to whoever's computer will be doing the editing.

    (I'm a bit hazy on how they do a few things from here but I will attempt to give an accurate depiction of how it's done.)

    8.) From here it can vary depending on what the Let's Play is but for the sake of this lets say it's a Minecraft Let's Play. So all of the video has now been sent to Gavin (or Lindsay!) and they put the audio from the Let's Play into the video by using Final Cut Pro 7/Adobe Premiere Pro and the gameplay audio is also adjusted along with whatever audio issues there might be in the recorded audio.

    9.) I don't know exactly what Gavin/Lindsay/Whoever uses to swap screens but it is a program that allows them to watch all of the video at once and click which screen will be the visible one at that point of the video. (You could do this without the program but it would take a lot longer.)

    10.) After that they will trim the video up by deleting slower segments of the video where not a lot of interesting things happen (another long process). Once the editor believes it's good they will rematch the video for any errors and if they think its good they put the opening and ending banners (logo video parts at the beginning and ending of the videos) and export it one last time.

    11.) They will then upload the video to YouTube and either set a scheduled time for it to come out or if its late have it come out immediately then.

    12.) They start the process over again for the next Let's Play!

    Okay so after typing that all out I want to make it clear I do not work for them so their way of making and editing the video might be a little different but what I have written is pretty accurate to how they make a Let's Play.

    Here is a difference for other videos (achievement guides, This Is... , Easter Eggs, HUNT, Fails of the Weak, etc.) as well:

  • They do NOT record the audio at the same time as the video. What they do is record the video edit it in Final Cut Pro X and then record themselves (and usually someone with them) while they watch the finished edited video and discuss whatever they need to about the video.

  • After recording the audio it's a quick edit to add it to the finished video and export and upload it to YouTube.

  • In these other videos they usually make more abrupt and noticeable cuts compared to Let's Plays.

    ...That's just to name a few differences!

    If anyone has any questions I will try to answer them! Also if I made a mistake let me know and I will fix it!

u/hottewhells · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Noooo.... Don't just ignore my build.

first things first.

The 1700 is, in my opinion, a better value for performance than the 2700/X as it is $100 cheaper.

Second, the cooler may be adequate but if your spending 1000 or so on a PC your gonna need another solution as the 1700 and 2700 tend to get hot and why not go for liquid cooling for only 50 bucks right.

And now for the ram... Alright, alright, maybe a little overkill but you still need at least 32gb for streaming TRUST ME. The background processing will thank me later.

Here is an updated parts list. I will explain my changes in another comment below. I truly believe this is your best bet. I do want to say if you're not really committed to going with the last generation like 1700 i get it. I will put another list including a b450 Moab and a ryzen 7 2700 after this one.

Also, here is the link to a capture card. LINK

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor | $189.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid Lite 240 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $54.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound | ARCTIC - MX4 4g Thermal Paste | $3.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $90.88 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $275.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital - Blue 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $84.82 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition Video Card | Purchased For $699.00
Case | NZXT - H500 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case | $76.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.20 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter | Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $29.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cougar - CF-D12HB-B 64.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $15.38 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Cougar - CF-D12HB-B 64.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $15.38 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1670.38
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-31 18:51 EDT-0400 |

u/Wild4Games · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Hello there Lightfoot,

Twitch is Free to use - just make an account

Yes you can use you built in Cam - but I would recommend a having one not fixed to a computer

What you will need:
Broadcasting Software: I Would use OBS its free and its easy to set up
https://obsproject.com/ <---- Download here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgSZJUtLpBY <------ Tutorial on how to set up

Capture Card: I would Recommend the Elgato HD60 (easy to use for 1st timers, But feel free to research your own)

**HDMI to RCA Converter: This will Converter your NES to the Capture Card so you can broadcast an older system

Of Course you will need HDMI cables and all that but that is pretty much it.

If you have any question YouTube is your best source for answers

I hope this helps

u/Davidwade1991 · 1 pointr/casualiama

The Making of

I decided to start making videos because a friend of mine (who happened to be roommates) decided that we were fairly funny and that it wouldn't be a bad hobby to just try out. Originally we started with hour and something long podcasts 4 years ago. At some point we decided that playing games for people on a regular basis wasn't a bad thing so we started streaming daily got to 150 viewers but we lost our home and had to move over 100 miles from one another and it got harder to stream on a regular basis and fell back into Youtube a little over three months ago. So that is how we started oh so many years ago

TL;DR We thought it was a fun hobby and really enjoyed making people laugh


u/DonSerrot · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

All you need is one of these.

I have an HD60 since it was the best available when I got it. If I had waited a month or two I'd have gone with the HD60 Pro instead. If you don't have the space in your PC to add something and you have USB 3.0 ports on your PC I'd say the HD60 S is the way to go. The HD60 is fine, it just kinda bugs me how the video has a second or so delay compared to what's actually playing on my TV so I can't just play looking at the software.

As for what you said in another comment, the Switch's built in screen capture is just screenshots at the moment and we don't have any info on what the promised video capture will be like, but I imagine it'll be somewhat limited. The software included with the Elgato Game Capture devices let's you set up flashback recording anywhere from 15 seconds to 30 minutes in the past, so as long as you have the software open while playing a game you can rewind to the part you want to save and start recording from there.

Something that would probably also be useful to you is the ability to record your webcam/mic at the same time and optionally save them to separate files so you can play around with them in editing separate from the gameplay recording. And if you dabble in livestreaming you can set up overlays and whatnot, but still save a copy of the gameplay footage without all the fluff for editing later.

As an added bonus for me, since I have one that is outside my computer it doubles and an HDMI extender allowing me to have my Switch dock next to my bed so I can easily grab it and go like a lazy person instead of having to walk over to the TV/Computer to grab it. I'd say it's well worth a look if you want to do this sort of thing.

u/Egsession · 3 pointsr/letsplay

What kind of computer are you using to record your gameplay with?

For audio, a cheap dynamic mic would be a great way to go. It might not sound great initially, but a lot of those problems can be solved easily with software--Audacity is free and easy to use, and makes our recordings sound much better despite the mic's problems. You'll also need an XLR cable to go with it--preferably XLR male to female, but you can also find an XLR to USB one if you want to connect it directly to your PC. Otherwise, you'll need an audio interface to go with it. As for mic stands, I've honestly never had a problem with this one. It's not as easy to maneuver as the 100 dollar one, but it should serve your needs as a beginer.

If you're recording multiple people, you could get the Blue Yeti--a lot of people swear by it--but it's also a lot more expensive and it picks up everything if you're not careful. A lot of people think that the Yeti is cruise control for great audio, but it really doesn't do much more than a cheap mic can. I would just recommend having an audio interface that connects at least two microphones and then buying another dynamic mic instead.

As for recording your Switch, the standard is the Elgato. I'm currently using the HD60 model, which is nice, but it has some latency issues (meaning you'll need to manually sync your audio with your video). The HD60s has no latency problems, but it's a bit more expensive.

u/MrEightThreeOne · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

This thing right here. I didn't look that hard at other options, but that thing has suited my needs pretty well. It saves an exact 1:1 copy of the transport stream and all, and the included software can transcode as well if you prefer to save on space at the cost of compression. I prefer to keep everything intact though (surround sound, closed captioning, different audio tracks...). The TV recordings can also be scheduled as well, and you can do them on a daily or weekly basis too (or a combination of both), so if there's a show you like to watch that plays, say, every weekday at 4PM, you can set it to record that.

Just be mindful though, it can only get two kinds of signals -- over-the-air ATSC signals (so anything you can pick up with an antenna; there's no DRM here bar a few premium AirBox channels in some markets, but those are...well, premium. Duh. Otherwise, all the major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and FOX are fair game), and unencrypted ClearQAM cable. ClearQAM has become increasingly rare since the mandate to leave OTA channels unencrypted on cable systems has been gone for a long time. I was lucky enough that the apartment I lived at this past year at college still had the OTA channels in the clear, but I'm not so lucky this summer and next year, so I'll probably have to invest in a CableCard tuner. Oh well.

u/broken_radio · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

Sure np, there is a $60 tuner available for XBOX One. I picked up a 50-mile Clearstream Eclipse antenna, connected it directly to the tuner, then the tuner plugs into an open USB port on the back of your XONE. If you're like me I already had a port devoted to my Kinect, and another to a 3TB drive so this filled up all my ports (you can buy a hub for relatively cheap that takes care of this problem). Anyway...once you plug everything in the XBOX will recognize your new device and ask if you would like to scan for channels, it also asks for your zip code for the on-screen OTA channel guide that looks quite similar to most cable companies. Finally, it asks if you would like to devote 4 gigs of your HD space to the 30-minute pause function. Very easy to set-up, everything plays right through the XBOX OneGuide app.

Edit: Use this website to see how many free OTA channels you have in your area, as well as how far they are away from you...this will help determine the strength of the antenna you need to buy. https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

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u/sneeden · 1 pointr/radiocontrol

This is what's known as FPV flying. (First person view). There are a lot of parts to choose from and a lot to know before you attempt something like this. It sounds like you don't know how to fly an RC plane. This is obviously a necessary skill to have before you move forward. Start here.

Most of these FPV videos are taken on a rear propeller type plane so the prop is out of view. These planes typically have two cameras. One is a low resolution closed circuit cam that transmits back to your ground station (same as a security system camera). You can view through video goggles, an LCD screen, a laptop, DVR, you pick. The other camera records high definition video locally to a memory card. Additionally, both cameras are usually mounted on one tilt/pan system.

There are entire forums dedicated to this on RCGroups.com such as this thread and this thread..

You can find video transmission systems on site like this one.

Any compact/light weight digital cam will work for the HD recording. GoPro Hero is a popular model for this hobby.

This is just the beginning. There are tons more parts, add-ons, gyros, special antennas, transmitter upgrades, etc...

I would suggest you start by attaching a GoPro or similar camera to your familiar RC plane (making sure it doesn't upset your CG), and fly it in third person like normal. This is quite fun. Once you get good at that, order a video transmitter/receiver/camera, and a way to view it.

I personally use elgato device to run the video transmission into my Macbook pro, although this can be hard to see outdoors because of glare. A cardboard box helps.

Advice: Make sure you pick your video transmitter/receiver carefully. Many are illegal to operate, depending on where you live. Also, start off with cheap gear in case you decide it's not for you.

Above all, have fun and be safe with it.

EDIT: typos

u/djrbx · 1 pointr/ElgatoGaming

I'm not bashing Linux. I myself have a Linux server hosted via Quadranet and love it. I run Linux at home with my media server and custom NAS box. Linux is great for an always on, high uptime/availablity server. You wont find me arguing that aspect.

But the fact of the matter remains that outside of professional IT environments, Windows is still the reigning champ with consumer PCs. Thus, the majority of Elgatos customer base is running Windows. Out of all 2000+ people who bought the card on Amazon, only 7 people who reviewed it mentioned Linux.

Now I'll be the first to say that this is not a true representation of every gamer who uses Linux, but the point still remains that Linux itself is still rather a small subset of a larger market.

First, not every gamer/streamer will have a dedicated streaming PC. Then out of that group, you have a smaller subset of users who actually know how to use Linux whereas the majority will probably just install another copy of Windows on the machine and continue on with their day. Personally, I honestly do not think that the majority of any popular streamer out there actually knows how to use Linux anyway, the closest to Linux any of them ever gets to is probably a Mac which is Unix based. If you ever worked in IT, you'll know how the average user is technologically inept.

It's the same reasoning why most applications have Windows and/or Mac installers but typically leave Linux untouched, the market isn't strong enough to justify development costs. Just because Elgato can afford to pay a dev to port the drivers over to Linux, it doesn't include the costs for continued support when they also have to use the same costs to continue development for Windows machines.

I'd love to see Linux support but I'm also not going expect it from them as I know there's probably not enough demand for it to begin with. If that was really the case, then we'd see a lot of independent devs with projects about Linux development on their forums and on github.

u/SerialTimeKiller · 3 pointsr/splatoon


$156.82 on Amazon

There's a comparison chart of the different Elgatos down farther on that page. You could save a little less than $40 by not getting the HD60, but then you wouldn't get get 60 FPS recording, and this game looks stunning in full 60 FPS, so just save up a little more and get the HD60.

It will record anything that can feed it video via an HDMI cable, so it works with all current systems, and anything else you have that outputs HDMI.

It could even be made to work with adapters from other interfaces to HDMI, I'm pretty sure although you'd need get the audio stream in their separately if you cared about having it. But I'm digressing.

It's seems to be pretty much standard for everyone to use these, and considering their capabilities and ease of use, the price is excellent.

Here's a thread I made a while back that has some additional info on people's recording setups.

u/anees12579 · 8 pointsr/SSBM

Anyone got any interesting setups/tv's? Idk why i'm writing this but here are the things I bring to tourneys.

Album link

My Tv Is by far the most eye catching thing. I bought 350 Fortune cookies and have been just taping them on there whenever I finish one. I am pretty much out of them so I have quite a bit all over the TV. The air fresheners were to bring some nice smells to any tournament I went to.

Standard Gamecube: 1.02 melee with newest 20xx TE and vanilla melee memory cards. This is the video cable IOnebring. It has s video + regular composite so I don't have to bring a powered splitter. Explaining more below.

Recording/Streaming setup: This consists of a Webcam which also records player/crowd audio (also a 16 ft extension). An Elgato with 16ft extension. Then I have 2 non-powered composite splitters. I plug in the composite video from the game cube directly into my TV and the S video into the elgato. The result isn't actually too bad (if someone knows how to deinterlace for better video hmu).

The last thing is My Controller: Someone on etsy painted it for me right before big house and so far it's a great purchase. It is of a Palestinian flag and has my tag on it. it doesn't feel any different from any other game cube controller which is great.

Edit: forgot about my headphone setup. I have sennheiser Momentums I bring with my headphone amp and plug that into the tv's audio with one of These. This has a pass through meaning other people can listen through the TV and I can adjust the volume with my amp. I also bring another headphone splitter so people can listen with their headphones.

u/Pencildragon · 1 pointr/videography

Look into OBS. It was originally meant for streaming but they integrated recording into it as well. It supports a lot of capture cards as well as 60fps(if your card and camera support it). The Elgato HD60(which might come with its own recording software as well, if that works then OBS is unnecessary) is another popular card for gamers and was made specifically to allow 60fps recording, just takes standard HDMI input. You should also see if your Nikon allows you to turn off the HUD, if it doesn't then you may be out of luck- as well if your camera only supports 30fps monitoring it won't be possible to get 60fps out of it that way.

u/Oosband · 2 pointsr/SSBPM


The reviews seem more positive and people can get it to work easier. Looks like it's a repackages EasyCap with some firmware changes.


There's also this:

Which has significantly more positive reviews and supports 720x480 resolution. I'd probably read up a bit more on that and purchase it if it's good for what you need. The price is higher but the video quality will look better.

I looked up some Diamond VC500 quality tests on YouTube and they seem much better than EasyCap recordings, and most of the videos weren't even rendered properly (black bars, resampling enabled). So yeah, I'd go with the Diamond VC500 for sure.

u/ctaps148 · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

It can be a number of different ways:

Option #1 - Use game capture devices like this. It functions similar to a dashcam in that it'll continuously record something like the last 10 minutes, 20 minutes, hour, etc. When something happens that you want to save, you can use the accompanying software to save it.

Option #2 - If you're on PC, you can use screen recording software like Fraps to do the same thing but without the external device.

Option #3 - If you're gaming on PS4 or Xbox One, both of those systems have built-in video recording that can save chunks of video up to like 15 minutes or so.

So yeah, they pretty much always have it running and when something good happens they save the clip.

u/DrSecret007 · 1 pointr/Twitch

So two options:

  1. Emulators. Personally, don't love them as they are not always they best and I enjoy the genuine feel of the game on the console. It's easy to get a PS2 to usb controller for the PC and Emulators do allow you to sometimes stream at a significantly better quality than directly though the console (HD Texture packs, Mods, etc.)

  2. I would recommend this capture card: https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Game-Capture-HD60-PlayStation/dp/B01DRWCOGA/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1543023009&sr=1-3&keywords=capture+card

    I personally use it myself and it's the simplest version of "plug-and-play" I've ever seen. Never had any problems, amazing customer support and just general reputability. The price can be a bit steep so if you're trying to save a bit more:

    It does it's job, is effective but some of the reviews maybe need your consideration.

    Hope this helps and best of luck with your PS2 games (MGS3 is God-tier IMO)!
u/iGumball · 1 pointr/letsplay

If you want to record high quality content for a mid level price range you have a few options. First: I would look into getting a webcam, the Logitech c920 is great for the price, and puts out phenomenal qudio/video quality for what you're looking for.

Second - You'll need a capture card. These can be pretty expensive, so you may want to look at an older model that supports something like 720p30fps

Here is an example of the one I use for console, mind you this is probably the most important part of recording quality gameplay so you can see what's going on. As far as recording, Elgato gives you a free software that runs the capture card footage through to OBS, and you can resize/crop the facecam on top of the scene within OBS itself and set your recording audio levels so that as soon as you hit record/stop record, the video is good to go and watchable as a cute lets play from your daughter.

u/ClaytonBigsbe · 1 pointr/uncharted


It's this guy right here. The price went up a little but it's still def worth it imo. Like my friend said, INCREDIBLY easy to set up and really great quality for the price. I would highly recommend it.

u/ChestMandom · 1 pointr/VHS

Try a better capture device.

For example, this:

It captures to .ts or mp4. It is better to capture to .ts and then convert that into an mp4 with another program.

Another option is the Elgato Game Capture HD. It is no longer being manufactured but you can still find them out in the wild. They use their own capture software but do a fantastic job. It captures to .ts but you can also use its software to then convert that file to .mp4.

I have used both for transferring VHS to .ts files and have been very satisfied with my results. I use a VHS/DVD recorder combo and use its HDMI out for the El Gato. If you have a VCR with HDMI out (mostly through an upscaling dvd/vcr combo) you can bypass using the DVD-R and capture a higher quality file via the El Gato, but that HDMI connection works wonders. You can do that with the HD60 as well. If you stick with S-Video or RCA/composite cables then the only option is the El Gato Came Capture HD.

I prefer using the El Gato, but I have had satisfactory results using the Happauge as well. It has composite, S-Video, and component inputs, is simple to use and its software offers the ability to do slight color correction for captures if necessary (I prefer to do that in different software, to be honest).

I can vouch for both of those capture devices (as well as the El Gato HD60). If I need to burn to DVD I still capture to my computer and then author the DVD myself. The results are often better than using my DVD recorder, but necessitates a little more time. When it comes to my personal viewing habits I usually just record to a harddrive (and back up the files on another drive) and cut out the physical middleman.

u/TheBalcony · 3 pointsr/SSBPM

Perhaps the most important and expensive is making sure you have a good computer or laptop that can handle streaming. Hopefully you or a friend in the scene can make that happen, 'cause that will be the biggest expense.

In terms of actual stream equipment, I'm going to assume you want the cheaper options:

  1. Capture Cards

  1. Microphone:

  1. Stream Software (Free):

u/platetone · 1 pointr/Dallas

That is what I did for hours and hours of VHS, using one of these Elgato capture cards (which you can probably find cheaper on ebay):


I would seriously just loan you mine (I probably will never have a need for it again), but I gave it to a family member in Houston for their videos. A easier alternative to getting a camcorder would just be to get one of those hi-8 to vhs adapter tapes (probably at Fry's or Radio Shack or online) and play the tapes in a regular VCR. That's probably better quality.

And all that being said, my wife got all her super 8 films transferred by Action Video Service in Richardson (near West Shore and Arapaho). They were really nice and helpful:

u/hamie96 · 3 pointsr/SSBPM

I feel like I should maybe create a guide or something in the future for how to properly record a P:M game.

I noticed you're looking at a relatively cheap Capture Card. The one you're looking at is generally considered to have poor quality and can only output a maximum of 480i. The only Capture Card I've used (and still own) in that price range is this. It can output a maximum of 480p (which is the highest P:M will go on a Wii anyway) and works really well with VirtualDub (the software you will be using). You'll also want to pick up an S-Video Cable for the Wii so the video quality is decent.

Some people will recommend that you buy a Dazzle and while a Dazzle is decent, I'd recommend staying away from it due to the massive headaches a Dazzle Recorder can bring upon you. Some models have issues with sound, some only output 480i (not nearly as good as 480p) etc.

The next step is to download Software which will capture the game that is being played. I'd highly recommend VirtualDub as it will work with the video card listed above and can also function as a video editor afterwards.

All videos that are recorded will need to have lossless codec that they go through in order to decrease the original file size. This can take a 1-hour game original video from being 500gb to 100gb. Basically, if you record without one, you'll eat up your hard drive space fast. The best (atm) for codecs that don't lose any quality is HuffYuv. The video quality will be near 1:1 as you see on the TV while also not having a gigantic file size. You can also use Xvid if you want.

Now you'll want to edit your video. Simply use VirtualDub with simple edits. Once you have your final video, you'll want to encode the file by using a product called MeGUI. It'll encode the file into x264 and NeroAAC using a video editing language AviSynth. It's all pretty easy to use.

If you want to record on your TV and computer at the same time, it'll be a little bit of a headache. Your best bet is to buy splitters and AV female to female adapters. It may look like a mess when you finally get it setup, but it'll still have no lag (or less than 1 frame).

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. There are some really good tutorials and guides over at Something Awful LP Wiki. Even though it's for Lets Plays, it'll still be able to help you since you're trying to effectively do the same thing.

EDIT: You could also drop money on an Elgato HD Game Capture, but they're really expensive. The quality is second-to-none though.

u/Cody_B933 · 2 pointsr/streaming

So first things first, to use a DSLR camera as a webcam you'll need a 3rd party device like the Elgato Camlink . This will let you stream through the camera on the OBS system.

Now for the mics, I would think the best way to set this up is using a computer that has multiple USB inputs so you could use each one directly to the OBS system. OBS should recognize each one and you can edit the amount of volume each one is hearing so one person isn't talking louder than the other. Now where you may run into an issue is if you don't have the appropriate number of USB ports and then you may want to look into tech that would gather all audio into one device and then send to the PC (a mixer of some sort).

During the live stream you should be able to set up a audio recording software (sorry, don't have recommendations for this) that runs in the background so you could still post your podcast after recording.

I've thought about doing this for my wife as well as she runs a podcast with 2 of her friends. If you find a good solution, make sure to post it so I can see and a picture of the setup! Enjoy!

u/supermonkeyball64 · 2 pointsr/livesound

I am a streamer who is looking to improve my set-up over this summer. One of the things I am looking to do is separate the audio from my game system to a USB mixer I am looking to pick-up. My big tradeoff would be that no longer I'd have separate tracks on OBS Studio (where it records the audio) but with easily being able to adjust audio live better through a mixer I think it's worth it.

So my set-up would be Game System HDMI Out -> Capture Card HDMI-In -> Capture Card HDMI-Out -> HDMI Splitter -> HDMI Audio Converter Extractor -> USB Audio Mixer.

Essentially after the audio converter, I'd plug this in (RCA Cables) into here (L and R Tape In on the board.) Sorry if I'm not technical enough...still learning a lot. Is this correct and would it work well?

How would I be able to send the sound out to a venue's sound system and then be able to control what they can hear on it while maintaining the stream on my computer captures a different sound?

For example: When an actual match is being played I do NOT want the commentators being heard on the live PA system as it would disrupt the competitors...so at that point I'd want the sound going to the venue system to be turned off...but once the game ends I'd want them to speak to the venue about any deals showing on screen, in general getting the crowd hype, etc. How would that be possible?

Thanks for any help you can give!

u/IceViper777 · 5 pointsr/xbox360

Not really sure what to tell you about the perceived lag... I can offer some advice on other recording hardware though... If you're interested, read on:

I run a YouTube channel centered around gaming with 62,000 subscribers so I feel I can offer you some good advice here. First thing is first: If you have the intent of going anywhere on YouTube, go HD or go home. No one wants to watch crappy standard definition footage. If I see anything that looks like it was recorded with a dazzle (last gen standard def recording hardware) I close it.

If you want something simple and non-cpu intensive, just get a Hauppauge HDPVR. It takes the component in from your 360, sends it to your computer via USB and you get the image spit back on your TV from the PVR's component output. Best quality you will get (720p HD) without buying a professional grade capture card.

I got mine on Amazon... well around MW2 time and I'm loving it. Amazon has the best price on it... at least it did at the time.


If you wanted an actual capture card, look into the "Black Magic Intensity Pro"

For further reference, my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IceViper777

you'll actually want to click the videos instead of relying on the 360p preview the channel provides lol

Pretty much all of the recent videos were recorded with the PVR.

u/kabbage123 · 1 pointr/GH5

There are probably better solutions, but if you only have a single camera setup and want to stream to Facebook, I've used this USB adapter with great success.

All you have to do is plug in the HDMI cable into the converter, then plug the converter into a USB port on your Windows machine (...make sure it is USB 3). You'll have to use the software that it comes with, but it isn't bad. Takes a second to set it up and link to your Facebook account properly, but once you do, all your settings are saved for the future.

u/prisonmsagro · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I did this a few years ago luckily. I'm glad I motivated myself to do that because it's one of those things you put off and off until it's too late. Highly encourage folks to at least backup their growing up videos, there will be a time in the future where you'll be proud of yourself for doing that. It's also great having instant access to your personal VHS library. You can buy USB sticks you plug your VHS into and it'll play tape on your PC very cheap. I used something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/REDGO-Video-Capture-Converter-Adapter/dp/B01E5ITE2W/ref=sr_1_4?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1523734247&sr=8-4&keywords=vhs+capture&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011 .

u/HoneyMustard086 · 7 pointsr/hometheater

I would get a Vizio E Series. The 65" model has an MSRP of $899 and you can probably find it cheaper. The one thing the Vizio sets do not have is a tuner but since you have an Xbox that is easily solved by buying a USB tuner like this:


The Xbox provides a nice TV guide and the ability to pause and rewind live TV. I use that same tuner on my Xbox and it works great. Even if my TV had a tuner built in (I mostly use a projector) I would use the Xbox because it offers the pause/rewind features.

u/another_new_username · 2 pointsr/redditcasual

You speak the truth. I'd like to find an affordable capture card that's Linux friendly at some point in the future.

As far as cellphone recordings of TV go, though, it wasn't that bad. Hell, as far as cellphone recordings go PERIOD it wasn't that bad. At least it was horizontal and I didn't scream "WOOOORLDSTAAAAR!!"

Edit: It looks like something like this might be my best bet.

u/StryderXGaming · 2 pointsr/Twitch

The Brio can't even touch a DSLR in the quality it puts out. For the cost of getting a brio, and the proper lighting to make it not look like ass you can get the Canon up and running. I was using the Brio and I just switched to DSLR and here's what I use.

Camera :


Lens :


Power Adapter :


Capture Device :



You obviously don't need the lens I use I just have a large room I am dedicating to streaming and making look nice so I wanted a wide angle. The power adapter works great. I even left my camera on and running over a weekend last week doing nothing. And the adapter is cheaper than the Brio alone.

So assuming you have any lens on your camera ~$135 and you're good to go. Yes you will still need lighting but you can get $10 worth of lighting a packing paper for a diffusion and be good if you have a camera with a larger sensor than any webcam can provide.

Here are two links to previous stream clips. One with the Brio and lighting the 2nd with my DSLR and the same lighting.

u/vahlkor · 1 pointr/letsplay

I use OBS most of the time, Shadowplay is good too but will not work with Open GL games. Also if you are ready to invest some money i think full versioin of Bandi cam is worth it. You could also invest in a Capture card like the Live Gamer HD or the Live Gamer HD 2 I think they are both awesome depending on what your buget is and they can compress the video without the need of your processor x.264.

u/GentlemanOctopus · 2 pointsr/letsplay

If you're specifically thinking of recording the Wii U, you're going to need a capture card between the console and your PC. While I haven't tried to record any gaming on a VCR since hooking a Nintendo 64 up to one back in the day, I'm not sure that would work with a newer console (as I'm pretty sure the Wii U doesn't support the old red/white/yellow AV cords).

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is what you're looking for (there's an older "Elgato HD" that will support older consoles but not newer ones). Now that's a $US150 option, so I guess that depends how much you plan to spend on your daughter's make-believe. On the plus side, you shouldn't have much trouble reselling the Elgato down the line if she's just going through a phase, or indeed you could just keep it if you decide to do some game capturing of your own.

The Elgato comes with its own software. It's not too terribly difficult to set up the first time, and after that you barely have to do any set up ever again (especially if you're recording from the same console every time). It has the ability to record video/game audio and your commentary audio too. All you need is a mic-- even a headset mic would probably suffice for your daughter, but there's plenty of condenser mics out there if you want to splurge).

Out of curiosity, what channels or videos does your daughter watch? I'm fascinated by the idea of anyone under the age of 10 being interested in Let's Plays.

u/e1337pete · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Hey kdmendonk, I record almost exclusively on PS4 and edit on PC.

I use an external capture card, the Elgato Game Capture HD60. It comes with it's own editing software, but it was garbage in my experience. So I only use the software for the raw recording.

For audio I use a Blue Yeti, which for the price point is a stellar microphone. I believe I got mine on sale though, so I didn't even pay full price. Although I could record the audio inside of the Elgato software, I find Audacity (free) offers much more flexibility in my recording. Two Blue Yeti mics and Audacity are all we use to record our podcast..

Unfortunately, since the Blue Yeti is such a good mic, it was picking up the audio from my headphones sometimes. So I also use a nicer pair of headphones now to stop that from happening.

For actually editing the episodes together, I use Adobe Premiere.

We did some testing with the PS4 screen recording but it would occasionally become a nightmare with the PS4 pausing recordings or not letting us capture things and getting the files over to the PC.

I hope that helps you out, let me know if you have any questions. We're just in this to have fun too.

u/Peer_o · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I use the AVerMedia Live Gamer HD one to play games on my monitor instead of on my TV. It is a relatively old card at this point. I have seen people starting to recommend Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro. That card is brand new, so it is getting some attention. I am looking to upgrade to that one and sell the old one probably in the next few months just because it looks nicer in my case. It has 1080p60 recording I think, and the Avermedia card does 1080p30. Both cards do passthrough at 60 fps anyway, so it isn't a huge issue unless you are trying to record or stream at 1080p60fps. Your internet probably couldn't handle that. Both of the options I have given are pretty expensive, but it seems more convenient for your intended purpose. It does result in a lot of HDMI/DVI/DP cords behind your case. If you are looking to spend money on the cards I have recommended, you should probably start streaming to at least justify some of the costs. Let me know if you need any more help, and good luck.

u/Diggtastic · 1 pointr/ps3bf3

Get a PVR recorder, it'll record anything your playing/watching. They really arent that expensive. Last I researched the Hauppauge brand one was pretty solid (few friends have it and it had the best reviews) and came in around $150-200 (if i remember correctly). Another good use for these other than cutting gaming footage is to get a Netflix account and whatever you stream and like you can record and burn to DVD thereby creating your own private DVD collection of awesome shows/movies. PLUS you can record your BF3 battles.


u/FortAtlantic · 4 pointsr/Twitch

I went down a deep Nikon rabbit hole asking this same question and here's where I landed:

First: the camera will shut off every 30 minutes like /u/bgpawesome said. This is sort of a sensor issue but it's equally (if not more) a tax issue. I found one workaround for using your Nikon longer than 30 minutes and it comes down to recording. I have a D5600 so I'm not sure if all of this will transfer to the D5300 but if you start recording on your Nikon then stop it it resets the shut off timer. I bought a cheap remote shutter release cord and in the settings changed the remote settings from "release shutter" to "record video". It works but sometimes it tries to focus so you might want to set it to manual focus.

Second: The Elgtao is incredibly limiting on Mac. You have to use Elgato's software and I found it lacking so I went with the Black Magic Ultra Studio Mini Recorder. In fact, I bought two (one for my DSLR/GoPro and one for my Xbox One or a second camera). Now I can use OBS which I found way more customizable than Elgato.

Third: To be perfectly honest, after a month of research and trial and error, I use a Logictech c920 for my "main" camera. If I'm doing a music performance or something that I want to look nicer I use the Nikon but for every day streaming the c920 has been more than adequate.

Hope this helps. Happy to answer anymore questions if you have them.

u/scottbrio · 6 pointsr/videography

I setup and produced a setup similar to this. Here's what I used on a budget to get pretty fantastic quality IMO.

Two Sony A6000 ~$600 each

Roland V-1HD video swithcher ~$974

Elgato HD60s capture card ~$160

That's ~$2,600 but you'll still need a decently spec'd laptop, camera mounts, cables, etc.

Here's a link to the podcast so you can see the quality.

I also used a Atomos Ninja Flame and a Teradek Vidiu Pro, but those are unnecesasry for the end goal. The Ninja Flame is great for back up recording and real time color-correction, but also is an extra $700 or so...

Good luck!

u/Mynameislouie · 1 pointr/GakiNoTsukai

I'm definitely gonna wait until I upgrade my VCR, do you have any experience with digitizing? I know there's specific equipment like this but are they drastically better than something like this?
Thanks for the hosting advice :)

u/Trexid · 1 pointr/obs

To save yourself a lot of time I recommend throwing money at this if you want to stream from your laptop successfully.


I bought one last year when it was on sale and its great.

Good luck!

u/riokou · 3 pointsr/gamingpc

It's way more than $1500... the build you linked isn't the same at all and doesn't include peripherals nor some other add-ins.

/u/forrealimadetective linked a pretty accurate build here which comes out to about $1900. Add the capture card ($150), upgrade the optical drive to the external DVD writer (+$15), anti-virus ($30), flash drive ($10?), t-shirt ($10?), and the value of the warranty ($100++?) and the total is at least $2200 in parts alone, or more if you consider the fact that the case is custom designed for this build and isn't otherwise available.

Still a better deal if you build it yourself, but not nearly as bad of a deal as a $1500 PC for $2750. Honestly this ends up not being that terrible of a deal for someone who isn't tech-savvy enough to put together this list of products and assemble them, and install OS/software.

Also, the better spec you linked would be something like $2400 if you also include the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and capture card.

u/stacked_crooked · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Like SketchTop, I use the Dazzle for N64,Gamecube, Wii, PS1, and PS2 games. If you want to record in HD, I recommend the Hauppauge HD-PVR.



Note that you will need to buy some extra cables like:

S-video Cables

Component Cables

You may also need a distribution amplifier for the Dazzle depending on how you want your setup.

Distribution Amp

Hope this helped. I'm a fairly new LPer so feel free to disregard my recommendations if someone who is more experienced offers different advice. Feel free to read customer reviews so you can fully decide what you want. When you start making videos, you should post a link to your channel! Hope everything goes well!

u/kidsampson22 · 2 pointsr/streaming

Are you planning on streaming PC Games or Console games? if console your going to need a capture device: amazon

This camera has comes highly recommended for your budget: amazon

I used to do PIP streams a long time ago but really it should be pretty simple to set up in OBS.

  • install/plug in webcam (should be simple)
  • Open OBS and the Global Sources Menu
  • Add a new GS which will be the webcam. (This way you don't need to configure it after creating new scenes, just add the GS to the scene)
  • If using a capture device follow above directions so that its also simple to set up between scenes if you plan on changing things around.
  • Try and do a small dry run so you know how everything works.

    When I ran couch streams I had a mic on a boom connected to a mixer I kept near my feet so I could change the mic volume on the fly. I don't know exactly what kind of set up you'll have, but I def recommend setting it up a few days early and testing it if you haven't already.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting things so just let me know and I'll do my best to respond quickly.

u/WhyBeAre · 2 pointsr/letsplay

This is the cheapest thing you will find, it works ok, but I think I'd try to emulate first because it would probably look better since you can do some upscaling that will improve visuals. This is an example of it's raw output, and this is what it looks like after some cropping (and maybe color correction, I forgot if I used any). I have no proof on this, but I think this card is basically a rebranded version of this far more expensive card by Diamond. Overall though for the price I have been pleased with it.

u/drakfyre · 1 pointr/gameDevClassifieds

If you have an NVidia GPU, I recommend checking out NVidia Shadowplay

Do the videos jitter before you upload them to YouTube? I am assuming they do, but if they don't my solution below likely won't help.

If the problem is the typical problem (Recording jitter due to competing resources for capture and running the game simultaneously) the best solution is a hardware solution:


I have one of these and would be happy to capture video for you if you'd like in exchange for that $50. But it would probably be a better deal to just buy one yourself for ~$140.


u/mandyaffogato · 1 pointr/raleigh

So I just did this for my parents two weeks ago. I bought a software on amazonfor $80 and was able to get videos transferred as video files on my computer. I am going to buy an external hard drive so I can transfer all the videos there (they take up lots of space as you can imagine).

I contacted Carolina Custom Video but they charge ~$25 for the first 30 mins of your video. I've already transferred 3 hours worth of video so this software has pretty much paid for itself.


If you don't want to DIY, then I'd recommend Carolina Custom Video. While pricey, they were pretty responsive and seemed reliable.

u/jamwithjelly · 1 pointr/pics

I got this cable from Amazon (there are many more expensive options, but I'm poor and cheap and this has worked fine for me). My husband hooked it all up for me but I don't think it's hard if you're not super tech-y. It comes with software to transfer the VHS to your hard drive, and transfers at a 1:1 rate, which basically means you play the tape in real time. Then I think the files save as WMV, so we got a free program (Handbrake) to convert them to mp4 and we uploaded them to a private YouTube channel we set up for my mom. Once we get them all done we'll transfer them to a USB for her, or you could burn them to DVD. It takes a while, but I think it's probably her favorite gift ever.

I did a ton for Christmas but couldn't find the VHS-C, she found them and those are next on the list as soon as I get the adapter.

u/HybridCamRev · 1 pointr/videography

/u/JelloSlapper - it depends on your budget, but I recommend an [$89.99CDN Riiai YK930 two input HDMI capture card] (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MYTG65P/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=hybrcamerevo-20) instead of the [$219.95CDN single input Elgato HD60 S] (https://www.amazon.ca/Elgato-Game-Capture-HD60-technology/dp/B01DRWCOGA//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=hybrcamerevo-20) or a really [expensive $1165CDN quad capture card] (https://www.amazon.ca/Magewell-XI-400-DE-HDMI-ProCapture-Quad-HDMI/dp/B0178DV064//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=hybrcamerevo-20).

With the YK930, you can get the HDMI output from both your X70 and your GH5 into the computer.

From there, you can mix the two cameras with vMix, as suggested by /u/frozen_flame77.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with setting up your stream!

u/WanderingGamer · 1 pointr/letsplay

The Elgato is a great capture device, if you went with that then I would recommend getting something like This to help with the component cable issue. Right now i'm using the Avermedia Live Gamer HD C985 and I love it!

u/ApatheticToaster · 1 pointr/SSBM

The most common high quality capture card you can use would be the the Elgato Game Capture HD. You would want 2 component cables, at least 5 splitters, and a component connection to a Wii. There is free software called OBS that you can use to stream and record and there are a number of options if you are looking to just record (there is even software that Elgato offers) but most like to use VirtualDub. This of course can be very expensive. If you are looking for cheaper options there are cheaper capture cards available such as the Dazzle and the Diamond. Both work fine but you won't achieve as crisp as a picture. These are the cards that I have had experience with but I have also heard good things from the Avermedia.

u/Library_IT_guy · 1 pointr/Twitch

Alright so after looking around a bit, I think something like the the Elgato HD60 Pro would work quite well.

I'm a little confused on the how this and other capture cards work though, and I want to make sure that I'm going about this correctly.

So I have a dual PC setup - Gaming PC, Encoding / Streaming PC. Here is how I am picturing this scenario:

  1. Gaming PC DOES NOT have a capture card installed on it. It pushes out 1080p60 video by duplicating my gaming PC display to my GPU's second HDMI port. Gaming PC's job is done at this point - all it does is play the game and send video out to the 2nd PC.
  2. Streaming PC DOES have capture card installed. It receives the 1080p60 game video (along with game audio) via capture card on the HDMI port.
  3. Microphone is connected to Streaming PC.
  4. Streaming PC is running OBS, where I have all of my video / audio sources added - my various chat / donation overlays, game sound / video imported via the capture card, microphone, etc. Everything is mixed and tweaked here.
  5. Streaming PC puts it all together and encodes it with X.264 encoding. I'll be sending out 1080p60 @ ~10mbps to YouTube (since they allow higher bitrate / resolutions than Twitch, and most of my viewers are there).

    End result: crystal clear 1080p60 with minimal quality loss that gets transcoded by YouTube to 720p, 480p, etc, so that viewers can stream it in the quality of their choosing depending on their internet speed. The idea being that this is good enough quality that people can view the 1080p60 later on and not be bothered by the video quality.

    For reference, my computers -

    Gaming Rig

  • i5-6600K OCed to 4.4ghz
  • Water Cooled GTX 980 ti
  • 32 GB DDR4 3 ghz RAM

    Streaming Rig

  • Generic refurb PC with i7-4770K
  • PCIe capture card that supports at least 1080p60 and can simultaneously stream and record. Probably the one I listed above, unless there's a better option or that one has some limitations that I'm not aware of.

    Does this look correct?
u/Sarke1 · 0 pointsr/cordcutters

Yes, there is.

You need a ATSC tuner for your PC (see here or here).

Also, you need some sort of DVR software. Some come with the tuner, or you can get a better solution by doing something like this.

The easiest solution though if you have an xbox might be to get the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One as you can just plug it in and install the app and your xbox is now a DVR.

EDIT: Correction, the Xbox option doesn't have full DVR functionality yet. Read more.

Some other DVR options, like the ChannelMaster DVR+.

u/stastro · 1 pointr/Twitch

Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorder - $249.00

You'll need this:

Black magic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - $137.75

Plus an HDMI to mini-HDMI cable

You can pretty much get any camera with clean HDMI out and use that. If you find something with HDMI to HDMI you can bypass the UltraStudio

The setup I'm building for a client of ours will be using two GoPro Hero 5's plus a Panasonic LUMIX GH4 and feeding it into Wirecast. They're not streaming gaming though...I'll be sure to share it once we get their show up and running :)

u/rrenaud · 2 pointsr/KillerQueen

Awesome, where are you?

It depends on how fancy you want to get. This has good info about setting up a nice, top end streaming/commentary setup.


I've used this one succesfully, though it started to get flaky after about a year.


Other scenes have success using elgato cards.

u/tylermbell · 8 pointsr/nosleep

i really want to see this video. sounds creepy as fuck. great story.

here is a article on digital capturing so you can convert this to a format of your choice

edit: maybe look into this model, i know you don't want to spend too much. about 40 bucks

you might have to pay a little money...but reddit might be able to boost the youtube video, which is pretty rewarding. i'd help spread it. very interesting stuff!

u/smushkan · 1 pointr/videography

> Or will all cameras with an HDMI-out, when paired with the Blackmagic device you linked to, be capable of live-streaming?

No, not all devices with an HDMI output are created equal. On some cameras you can't remove the video overlay information (i.e. the battery level, focus markets, etc.) Some cameras don't output HD, or they don't output 16:9, or they don't output anything unless you're playing back a video you recordered earler.

It's a bit of a crapshoot around the lower end of the market, you can only really reliably know for sure a camera can do it if you're buying 'pro' equipment. The HF-R80 is the cheapest camera I know of that can do a non-stop clean HDMI stream and I've frequently seen it used in permanent AV installations like for teleconferencing, art pieces, etc.

> If I have THREE cameras that I'd like to stream from, is there a similar black magic device, but for three inputs? Or would I need three separate shuttles?

If you were going the shuttle route, you'd need three separate shuttles, one for each input; however you'll also be limited by USB bandwidth as the total bandwidth of all USB devices is shared between all devices on the system. I wouldn't expect three shuttles to work simultaneously.

Otherwise you'd need something like a Magewel Pro capture Quad card stuck in a computer with a spare PCI-E slot.

Recording three 1080p streams is also going to have quite high hardware requirements on the part of the PC with the card in. You'll need a fast enough processor to handle encoding, and you'll need to be recording onto hard drives with enough speed to keep up - SSDs would be ideal, 7200 or 10,000 RPM HDDs in RAID would likely be the minimum.

You're basically building a broadcast-grade PC based switcher at that point - it may well work out cheaper to buy three laptops and an intensity for each and using them all independently!

Just throwing it out there as it might work for you - Have you considered looking at 1080p all-in-one CCTV systems? For a few hundred dollars you could get one that you just need to plug a screen into that could record multiple cameras simultaneously and continiously...

u/buffalo442 · 1 pointr/Buffalo

Do it yourself. Get a USB capture card (e.g. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VM60I8?tag=ttr_vhs_to_dvd_converters-20&ascsubtag=[site|ttr[cat|541[art|NA[pid|49767[tid|NA[bbc|NA).

If you don't have the camcorder to play them back, see if you can borrow one from someone.

If the tapes are VHS-C, you can get an adapter to play them back in a VCR pretty cheap.

If the tapes are 8mm, those camcorders were pretty common and you can probably find someone who has one pretty easily (I have one if you need to borrow it).

u/nateabcdefg · 1 pointr/RASPBERRY_PI_PROJECTS

I'd say this is a pretty ambitious first project, but what better way to learn than to fail until you succeed. I did this project for a friend on a 75" tv. Honestly to do this for your computer you wouldn't use a raspberry, you would use your computer as the "brain" instead of a pi. Here's the links i used to do the tv project, there's youtube guides for pc using an arduino, you can reverse engineer these links to get you somewhere.









u/sanchopandasc · 1 pointr/PuzzleAndDragons

iPad mini - I use the elgato hd game capture card. Normally $179, but I got it on cyber-monday for $100. It can capture xbox, playstation, nintendo consoles, and also phones and tablets. Lots of options for record settings, including a delay feature, so you don't have to record the whole time, just the key moments. It has to be hooked up to a laptop or desktop, though, so lots of cords everywhere! yay!

It's definitely one of the pricier options out there, but imo, if you are going to do a lot of recording on multiple devices, it's totally worth the investment. If you've got the processing power and memory for it, it can give you an amazingly clear hd vid. The software for it is okay, but I use something else for editing.

u/PM_Me_Cable_Porn · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

You might also consider an HDMI switch. which will allow you to just click a button and switch between PC input and PS3 input. Most of these (Unless expensive) don't include any alternative audio option, just HDMI <-> HDMI


If you JUST want to record the video on your PC, and don't want to display it live, any capture card will do, whether internal or external, and is just about the only way to go - very, very few video cards have bidirectional HDMI ports, so you likely only have output on your PC


The linked item (The Easycap) is along the right lines, but not quite there. The PS3 will not allow dual video output in this manner. it only supports one output, and you can only switch between the two, not have both.

The better way is to stick with HDMI, but install a video capture card with HDMI passthrough in your computer. Plug PS3 HDMI into the capture card, and plug the cards output to your monitor. I know they can be expensive, but it's the proper way in this case. The one I linked is relatively nice, there are probably cheaper options with passthrough capability - I just don't feel like searching through results for the best bang/buck ratio.

This should also allow you to use the capture card's audio output (3.5mm on this card) to connect to your speakers for sound that's pulled from the HDMI - meaning you can forgo the component cable entirely.

Without passthrough it'd still be possible, but you'd basically have to stream the video to yourself- meaning there's likely to be some video lag compared to passthrough or direct connection. The one you linked would require this kind of setup, which is not ideal.

u/deltat9 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I think you would/will be very happy with it. I don't see how it can get much better for under $1000. I hope this will be my last set until I can get a projector setup. I've been watching a lot more movies since I got this thing.

Not at all. This is what I use. It was as simple as connecting the antenna to the one end and then connecting the included usb cord (very important that you use the one it comes with, others won't work for some reason) to the other and then plugging it into an open USB port on the Xbox. Only issues I've run in to have been due to my antenna/antenna location and not the adapter itself, it's a great little device.

u/aschwartzmann · 1 pointr/Quadcopter

If you are looking for a cheap option that can record HDMI best option is to look for something designed for video game capture like this. https://www.amazon.com/AVerMedia-Portable-Recording-Definition-Streaming/dp/B00B2IZ3B0 This will work as a capture card or standalone recorder. Once you leave the hardware made for gamers the prices go up. The best HDMI capture cards I've used are the Epiphan AV.io USB capture cards. They only work to get HDMI/SDI video into a computer and don't do any recording on there own. Unlike the cheaper capture cards they don't require any device specific software or even drivers to work on a Mac or Windows Machine. There more stable and won't cause bluescreen and crashing like the cheaper capture cards can. You can also use more than one at the same time unlike the cheaper ones. https://www.amazon.com/AV-io-HD-video-capture-1080p/dp/B00ZH7HRKW is the cheapest one that will handle 1080p. They have a 4K version as will as a SDI version.

u/SethHB · 1 pointr/speedrun

First you want to pick a game that you love ("any game at all") and the reason why I say a game you love because you want a game you can speedrun and not become tired of it after a while. Now practice the game until you can get equipment (start out short on equipment you dont need the best thing there is for just starting unless you can afford it) after a while of practice get this: ( http://www.amazon.com/AVerMedia-Portable-Capture-Xbox360-60Mbps/dp/B00B2IZ3B0/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404429425&sr=1-2&keywords=avermedia+live+gamer+hd )Then when you have practiced and got all of your basic things you can start running and timing it with any of these things it shows everything else you need here: ( http://www.speedrunslive.com/tools/ ) That's all there is to it and later on you might want to get something like a microphone if you want to talk and for that I recommend any "Blue Yeti" microphone.
And that's that there you go!

u/InfinityHammer · 1 pointr/Twitch

to answer a couple of questions here:

  1. Its going to be difficult to stream from and elgato, because of the fact that there is a delay between your audio from the computer and gameplay itself, meaning that if you get a 360 no-scope on advanced warfare, they are going to hear your reaction first, then your actual footage.

  2. IF you use a elgato for streaming, you will not be able to use your kinect as a webcam. Because of the proprietary connection and port on the xbox one and kinect, it will not be able to plug into your computer.

    If you want to stream gameplay from your xbox one to your computer, I highly suggest getting this.


    A little bit more in the greenbacks than the elgato, but its definitely worth it. As for a webcam, I would use this.

    Again, its a little pricey, but I guarantee you, this webcam will last you for 5-6 years.

    I hope I cleared things up for you, feel free to reply back if you have any questions.
u/Leocmc · 3 pointsr/letsplay

Personally I use this: Elgato HD60

It's not the cheapest thing in the world but it's excellent at its job from my experience. The big drawback for it is that you'll need a specific headset and some extra cords to get the game audio out of it, so it's unfortunately not going to be as simple as just the capture card. I'm not well-versed with other capture cards unfortunately but my assumption is that not many good ones will come for cheap/with everything you'd need right off the bat.

With the Elgato you'll also need an external microphone to record your audio from, so that's another cost tacked on.

I'm sorry if this didn't help much but I wanted to throw in the capture card I use because I feel it was very much worth the cost as the quality it pumps out is great so far.

Best of luck!

u/Jedimyth · 1 pointr/Twitch

You will need one of the following items:

Elgato HD60 Pro (installs into a PCI slot on your motherboard) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014MQIVPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4N0PDbVVFBAJ9

Elgato Game Capture Card HD60 S - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DRWCOGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JP0PDb2P0NCJ3

I personally have a Elgato HD60 Pro and I love it. Works great for recording my consoles.

Either of these options will do. Good luck 👍🏻

u/fridaynightarcade · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

The older version of Elgato Game Capture HD can accomplish what you're looking for. The HD60 has HDMI input but the original HD has RCA/composite inputs.

This guy: https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Systems-Capture-Definition-Recorder/dp/B00840353W/

I've been using it to capture footage off older consoles for some time and am pretty happy with it. Software is straightforward.

u/elcanadiano · 2 pointsr/Rockband

I did not realize I failed to respond to this beyond that. I apologize for that.

In terms of capturing game footage, you need go for a capture card. I would personally recommend one that is PCIe-based if possible. Could be any of these (all are Amazon US listings, check your local country or elsewhere if applicable):

u/TokyoRock · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

So, you need a video capturing PC for less than $600. This PC might do the trick, although I cannot guarantee it will be able to capture the video at 1080p from the capture device and webcam at the same time.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor | $119.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $74.98 @ OutletPC
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card | MSI Radeon R7 240 2GB Video Card | $44.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case | $19.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply | Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $19.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter | Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $10.98 @ Amazon
Other| Elgato Game Capture HD| $154.99
Other| Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920| $67.99
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $613.85

CPU: The cheapest hyper-threaded CPU for sale at the moment. Solid.

GPU: Nothing fancy. You will be able to display any video you need to edit, but don't expect to be maxing out any games with this card. Make sure to install the drivers from the AMD website, not the disc that comes with the card.

RAM: 8GB should be enough for your purposes, but if you ever find you need more, just purchase second 8GB stick.

Storage: A simple and reliable 1TB drive.

Case/MoBo/PSU: Nothing fancy by any means. Just enough to get by (although the case looks kinda cool).

Webcam: This webcam offers 1080p video along with a high-quality microphone for a cheap price. This is actually one of the most commonly used webcams for Twitch streamers.

Video Capture Device: This Elgato HDMI capture device will give you much better video than filming your TV screen. It's more expensive than some other options, but the included software is worth the cost. If you find your PC cannot handle capturing at 1080p, you could always capture at 720p instead.

Overall: If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

u/saj1jr · 4 pointsr/CoDCompetitive

24" BenQ monitor, 2013 Astro A40s, Scuf controller.

The BenQ is a nice monitor. Good picture and a solid price.

You can't beat Astros imo, but it's personally preference. I've seen people say Tritons are the best and Astros suck, vice-versa, etc. I've had a few pairs of Turtle Beaches in the past, and the Astros really do blow them out of the water in sound, controls, and comfort.

The Scuf is something you get used to. I never thought I needed one then decided to get it. After a few weeks, I could never see myself playing without one. It has became complete muscle memory to jump (a lot).

I also have an ElGato capture card. If you're going to get into Gamebattles or tourneys online, some sort of capture card is pretty much 100% needed because you will get disputed for either no reason at all, or for ridiculous reasons that you can only prove with footage. It was $150 or something, but worth it if you play a lot of GB's.

Here's my setup.

Overall, over the past year, I've spent around $500 on my setup. Seems ridiculous now that I look at that price, but eh, if you can afford it, it makes the game more enjoyable.

Here are some links for those curious:

24" BenQ Monitor

Astros (I bought mine refurbished for $100 less than retail on eBay)

Elgato HD Capture Card

Scuf Controllers

u/happycowsmmmcheese · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

Oh wow, thank you for being so detailed!

How does recording the mic separately work? Do you need a special type of headset or is there a way to split the mic so it connects to the console and the computer simultaneously? And then do you just have to edit it onto the top of the recorded video and line it up or is there an easier way? Sorry I'm asking so many questions! :P

A couple other people mentioned the Elgato device. Are you familiar with that one at all?

u/OneWinged · 3 pointsr/gaming

The two are mutually exclusive.
Do you have a decently-spec'd PC with USB 3.0? If so, I recommend:

That's the one I use. It works really well, has some great options, provides nice, clean 1080p video, but it's pretty rough on system resources.


That's a video I took with the card. Make sure to change the quality selection to 1080p.

u/kokolordas15 · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

I can't make the build you need for under 500.

Capture card

https://www.amazon.com/AVerMedia-Extreme-Streaming-Pass-Through-GC551/dp/B07DD3XKLG this one comes with cyberlink powerdirector license which is nice.


x264 to encode for stream and possibly quicksync to record locally for later edits.

You will need more storage(a 2tb HDD would be nice) https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822184773?Item=N82E16822184773&Tpk=N82E16822184773

And you will probably need 1-2 HDMI cables.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $169.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock B365M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory | OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.98 @ Amazon
Case | Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $44.98 @ Newegg
Monitor | Acer R221Q bid 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor | $87.08 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $541.00
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $521.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-18 05:50 EDT-0400 |

Do you happen to have a microcenter nearby?We could take advantage of some ryzen deals.

u/Charizard9000 · 1 pointr/buildapc

here's what i would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory | A-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card | $164.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $62.99 @ Newegg
Other| Elgato Game Capture HD60| $150.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $897.91
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $867.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 18:11 EST-0500 |

the xeon is the same as a locked i7, it just doesnt have an integrated gpu. that being said, i've included a dedicated gpu for light gaming and some video encoding.

it's a fairly cookie-cutter pc, the biggest deviation being the Elgato. they're really cool external capture cards that work extremely well for capturing console gameplay, which is why i chose it.

i believe you can stream directly from the Elgato, but i cant say for certain if the quality will be great that way, but you can use the Elgato as a cupture device inside OBS, which is what i think most people do.

check out the logitech c920 for a webcam and a blue snowball for a good entry-level mic

u/Tasoril · 1 pointr/ElgatoGaming

I'm not actually sure what more we can do. We've reached a point where Elgato support would likely need to step in to try to figure out why the HD60 S is having issues capturing the PS4's input.

I did find another thread where an HD60 S owner with a system that was well above the listed requirement's on Elgato's site had the same issue with capturing the PS4. They ended up returning the HD60 S in favor of the HD60 Pro (The Pro is absolutely the best device out there for 1080p capture by the way, if you have the PCI-E slot for it) but of course, that card is a bit more pricey usually (Ironically, it's cheaper on Amazon US right now than the HD60 S is, though I'm unsure where you got your HD60 S, what you paid for it, or even what country you are in.)

And as for your motherboard - (incoming slight pointless rant) You do have 2 PCI-E x1 slots that should be accessible above the graphics card. Though, your motherboard is hands down, the most awkward layout board I've seen. The SATA ports are literally in line with the PCI-E slots. Who does that? Those should be down at the bottom end of the board like every other motherboard ever. They shouldn't hamper things if you did decide to move to the Pro though.

Rant aside, I'd recommend either contacting Elgato by phone or by ticket here and linking them to this thread to reference the troubleshooting steps we've already taken and confirm that your PC can do it decently well based on GPU hardware acceleration, but that PS4 capture specifically is an issue for the capture card (Based on our findings here, I'm confident that the issue is with the capture card's interpreting of the PS4's signal BEFORE it even gets to your PC. If it were your PC having the issue dealing with the signal, then you would have the same performance issue trying to capture PC as you do capturing PS4.)

u/Keaur · 1 pointr/Twitch

I did a little bit of research on the product you currently own.
It appears that your product only provides direct video to a monitor. It doesn't seem to go through your laptop's OS as far as displaying the source's video feed.

To simply answer your question, if you bought a higher-end capture card, you wouldn't need to use this VGA converter. You could plug in your Gamecube to your capture card, plug the capture card into your laptop, and use the provided software to play off of your laptop.

If you have a low to mid-range laptop, I'd recommend getting a capture card that takes most of the strain off of your CPU, such as this card: http://www.amazon.com/AVerMedia-Portable-Capture-Xbox360-60Mbps/dp/B00B2IZ3B0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416326367&sr=8-1&keywords=aver+media+portable

There are definitely some options if you want to pursue streaming on your laptop, but a desktop rig is most recommended. I recommend doing some research on the matter to get the best possible outcome for your price point. You may PM me if you have any questions. I wouldn't mind helping.

u/themikemc · 3 pointsr/Twitch

I've used Elgato HD60 to stream from console with a Mac. For that, it only takes an HDMI input so you might have to buy a cord or adapter for your Xbox. On Mac, it will only work with Elgato Game Capture software unless you go through the trouble of using display capture. It's a limited software, but you could display capture with a different program like OBS (I tried but ran into serious framerate and resolution issues). I also had microphone issues with Elgato Game Capture and I don't think I ever found a way to have my commentary not echo back through the headphones.

To be honest, I don't think there is good support for any broadcasting software on Mac. There isn't enough demand for it. I just ended up building a PC.

u/coppiper · 1 pointr/GYBB

That sounds awesome bro. I am using the Elgato HD capture run through an HDMI Splitter, for some reason that lets me use the HDMI cable instead of the cable they provide ;). I used Final Cut Pro X for the editing, made the spinning logo via Motion 5 and encoded it for YouTube with Compressor 4. I love making these videos and and currently working on some sweet animations for the crew. We have to talk so we can plan some things, you know as I do, the more footage you have the better. Hit me up.

u/MatthewSerinity · 3 pointsr/television

This is a really good option. Pair it with whatever antenna you'd like. It allows for two simultaneous streams. Meaning if you use Plex like I mentioned, you can stream two live TV broadcasts at a time.

If that's too expensive, you can go on eBay and find similar Hauppauge tuners for $20 used. Real cheap. Works well.

If you want something a little nicer, you can't go wrong with a HDHomeRun. It'll sit on your network and allow anything to connect to it. That model only gives you 2 streams as well but there are better ones available.

If you want cable, you're going to have to go with a HDHomeRun Prime box. They discontinued the first model because they're supposed to be releasing a new model soon™, meaning you'll have to either wait or seek it out on eBay. The old box supports 3 streams, the new 6. Just a warning, it'll be a hassle setting it up. Calling your cable company and begging for them to give you a card for it and such. Heck sometimes the support agentsdon't even know that's an option. But once you do have everything set up and working, it's rock solid and very performant.

u/NAEDDDD · 2 pointsr/smashbros

as far as hardware goes, if you have a desktop with a free PCI-e slot and youre comfortable with putting parts into it get a Aver Media Live Gamer HD. If that's not the case go with an El Gato Game Capture HD. Be warned that the El Gato has a small delay on the stream's end (it won't affect you playing), so you'll have to compensate with the streaming software.

That brings us to software which OBS is free and really easy to use.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask me.

u/NinjaBuddha13 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I use an Elgato Video Capture set. It comes with the necessary software for your computer and a cable that connects the video output of your VCR to your computer via USB. The instructions are clear and the software is super intuitive, but the process goes in real time. Good thing to “set and forget” while at work or running around town, or take the opportunity to watch the tape on your computer while it records the video. It gives you a chance to crop the end video then outputs to an MP4.

u/CaptainGonzo86 · 1 pointr/RedditDads

Sorry for taking so long to reply.

I use an AverMedia Capture Card that runs $174.84. This card only works with desktops and needs to be installed on the mother board. It works very well.

If you don't have a desktop then you will probably want to use the Elgato Game Capture HD. It plugs into your computer via USB and is considered one of the si best.

A cheaper alternative is the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO. This plugs also connects to your computer via USB and includes it's own video editing software. It is cheaper than the others and runs at $99.99.

You also need a semi decent computer otherwise video editing will be a very slow process. It's really the editing part that uses the computer resources.

For editing I use CyberLink PowerDirector 12. It works pretty fast for editing and is cheaper than Adobe.

There are also free editing programs out there but I haven't really messed around with them to much. Message me if you have any questions. I hope this helps.

u/smurfsriot · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

I do use the official Xbox One Happauge OTA and it works really well. All the Kinect commands work flawless and I love it. My only complaint is that you can only record/pause for 30 minutes and you cannot schedule to record in advance. Although this is said to change this year in an update (should allow more recording time and scheduling)

Prior to this, I used Mediasonic HW-150PVR. This also worked flawless and Xbox One commands worked as well. The only downside to this box was that it was larger than the Happauge tuner. Otherwise, this is a great DVR/OTA tuner. Just pop in an extra flash drive for the hard drive and you are set to go.

Both work great and had/have great picture quality. I just wish the Happauge would allow for scheduling and longer than 30 minute recording but again, that is rumored to change this year.

u/Boneypizza · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | £287.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | £100.00 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard | MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £94.48 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £268.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £144.95 @ Aria PC
Video Card | Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card | £802.63 @ More Computers
Case | NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | £85.00 @ Aria PC
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | £111.10 @ Alza
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | £83.70 @ Aria PC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1978.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-18 18:17 BST+0100 |

The first build can easily demolish any 4K or 1440p. I'd recommend getting a 1440p monitor with g sync since that complements the 1080ti very well. Also it's mostly all black so no rgb.

The second build is an editing machine and really all I did was change up the CPU and mobo. I also changed the case to make sure you don't get them mixed up. It's the same case just a different color.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor | £377.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | £100.00 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard | Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard | £108.94 @ More Computers
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £268.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £144.95 @ Aria PC
Video Card | Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card | £802.63 @ More Computers
Case | NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | £74.86 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | £111.10 @ Alza
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | £83.70 @ Aria PC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £2073.10
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-18 18:19 BST+0100 |

Also I recommend the elgato capture card hd pro which goes for $183 on amazon

You could also go for 64gb of ram on the editing build if you'll be doing a ton.

u/xiMbd03u1 · 1 pointr/fpvracing

Since there is very little consumer interest in a product like this, nearly all of the available products are geared towards the professional video market, and are super expensive.

The simplest way to do it as a consumer would be to feed the video into a PC and use software to stack it up. For example, this video capture interface is around $35:


And you might be able to use something like the iSpy open source security camera software to view the feeds live.


The iffy part here is that I'm not 100% sure how many of those capture devices you can run at the same time, and whether they will be compatible with iSpy.

u/zeeber85 · 1 pointr/computing

Keep in mind that card doesn’t have pass through so you won’t be able to view the game you are playing in your tv anymore so it will have to be through the laptop which can have latency. I would look at something like the Elgato HD60s here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DRWCOGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_SrhACbDEV3K9B
It costs more but pass through is a must.

As for a recommended laptop, you will definitely want a quad core or greater cpu and a graphics card. The recommended specs are on the page.

u/Spartanark · 1 pointr/letsplay

If your looking for a good recording device that captures video as you see it on the screen the Elgato
http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Capture-PlayStation-gameplay-1080p/dp/B00MIQ40JQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1463829481&sr=1-1&keywords=elgato+hd60 is
an excellent capture device if you have the budget I use it and well known YouTube channel Game Grumps uses it. If you want to see what kind of quality video it captures check out the resolution of this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWIaYsH_iEY&index=13&list=PLUWE4SGb8eWM-JvwgBUJ6h0rwShMxPgKy )

You can record any console on it. I have had trouble with pc resolution but that doesn't mean that it cant be done.

I personally use Shadow play For my Pc video's and here's the quality I get from it.
watch the videos maybe get inspiration for your post editing too!

u/NekoGamiYuki · 1 pointr/Twitch

The Avermedia Live Gamer HD is a really good capture card that even has the ability to livestream through xPlit. I believe it can also be used with OBS, since it's just a "camera" in a way.


Here are a couple of reviews

u/Nightfall3n · 1 pointr/gaming

You can use an HD-PVR http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY

Or an Elgato http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Capture-PlayStation-Recorder-10025010/dp/B00840353W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372588737&sr=1-1&keywords=elgato+game+capture+hd

You plug your xbox/ps3 into it and then plug em into the telly, hook em up to a pc and you can record, I only have experience with the Elgatos, but I have heard the HD-PVRs are very good, they are pretty easy to use and hook up and there is also that roxio or something I have not heard good reviews for it though.

u/Chorrbs · 1 pointr/Twitch

You can but it will make it 100% easier to manage. I'm going to assume that since you are able to afford a second PC that an extra ~$200 is not going to be a problem. I would recommend the AverMedia LiveGamer HD. It's pretty easy to set up and I currently use one.

u/RinHara5aki · 1 pointr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Its never too late to pick up a capture card and start editing :) I use avermedia live gamer portable, honestly its not the most amazing quality but since botw is 900p is does fine. There are definitely better cards out there and they're cheap now since there's so much internal recording with consoles these days, they have to compete. This is the one I have but there are better now-


As for story, I first of all, don't really know where to go, and also there are limited clips I can really use for this occasion. I could pull some of the 12 flashback/memory clips but I can't use MY clothes/gearset in that to use it fully... I'm kinda stuck now actually.

u/XWingLaserbeam · 5 pointsr/GTA

Absolutely. I have an Adobe Creative Cloud membership at a discounted rate through my college, and I'm using Premiere Pro to do the editing.

I'm using an Elgato capture card and a Blue Snowball mic. Maybe it was a bit crazy to go with this particular setup with no experience, but I really like the quality and the result. Links below!



EDIT: I found my Snowball mic at Best Buy for $49.99 -- about $9 cheaper than Amazon.

u/ddr330 · 2 pointsr/DeadSpace

Any HD webcam can work, if you don't have one you can look them up online. But a better idea would be an actual game footage recorder. If you're on a console, you could buy a recorder that plugs into the cords that run to the TV and record the footage directly. Something like this might work. On PC you can use Fraps or anything that video captures the screen.

As a good host site, Youtube is probably the best.

u/shakajumbo · 2 pointsr/PS4

I used a different solution, I bought an Elgato HD60s capture card. Now I can connect my PS4 directly to my laptop, via usb 3.0 and use the laptop as a pass thru monitor for the PS4, skipping the remote play middle man. It's lag free and works very well when I have to go out of town. Plus it DVR's your gameplay on your laptop HD (if you want) to post them later. Pretty cool little gadget.

u/sadistic_angel · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

it looks like PS4 has a remote play feature which might be easier and shouldn't require any extra hardware, http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/game/how-play-ps4-on-pc-using-pc-remote-play-playstation-now-streaming-2016-3630864/

otherwise i've heard good about the elgato capture card, https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Systems-Capture-Definition-Recorder/dp/B00840353W

if you go with streaming i highly recommend using a wired ethernet connection for both the playstation and laptop

u/thebutt_pirate · 1 pointr/SSBM

I use this


you can find some examples of it being used here


the splitter makes it a bit darker for some reason but that can be fixed easily. I'd recommend saving up and getting an HD cap card though so you can play lagless and in good quality. Only reason I use this one is because my dad had one laying around and had no more use for it

u/t1gz · 1 pointr/Twitch

As someone who does a halo marathon stream once i year, i'll tell you its not cheap. But it can be done. The best results come from using four Elgato HD60 Pro's (http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-superior-technology-hardware-encoding/dp/B014MQIVPS) going into one PC. With four webcams and four microphones at each station. To ensure that there is no feedback from the tv's make sure each station has headphones. For software I use XSplit to stream and Ankhbot to monitor chat.

If this is the route you go, remember to buy long enough hdmi cables that will go from your xbox's to your pc and back again.(Input/Output) As well as POWERED USB hubs for all the mic's and webcams, and long enough USB extensions to reach those.

Hope this helps!

(Also consider switching to a different weekend, PAX South is this weekend. And that might take away possible viewership)

u/smapti · 9 pointsr/Rockband

Ok, here is the setup;

Ride/Crash: Pintech Visulite 14" (Fluorescent blue and green, appropriately)

HH: Pintech Visulite 12" (Flourescent yellow)

NOTE - Pintech rocks. Great equipment and customer service. Like their Facebook page for 10% off any order

Snare: Roland PDX-8 mesh trigger

Toms: Original ION mylar triggers, but modified to use mesh heads. Instructions here

Kick: Yamaha KP-65 with DP500 pedals. Using the Kickbox + HH and the original ION pedal for open/close HH action

I also use a Hauppauge HD-PVR for recordings. Here is my YouTube channel , which I use to share charts and do a little bit of showboating.

u/philosoraptor42 · 3 pointsr/ExtraLife

Not optimal, but maybe live stream via webcam? I've thought about doing that to stream 3DS games since 3DS XL capture cards are pretty expensive. Your computer doesn't really need to be all that beefy to stream I don't think, the only thing you need to run is something like OBS or XSplit to stream to Hitbox or Twitch.

If you have the means (not sure if capabilities means lack of funds), Elgato makes a capture device that's USB that would probably work for you. The device itself handles most of the work IIRC, so I don't think the PC has to do much. It's something you could look into, and it also comes with a cable that can handle the encrypted HD signal that the PS3 uses. It also gets its power from the USB and doesn't require an AC adapter/plug space on your surge strip. If you're interested in looking into it, here it is.

u/KH2555 · 1 pointr/videography

You could try a video capture device like this one.

You would still need a VCR to play the tape. Then you would hook up the VCR's video out to the capture device which is hooked up to your computer. I used a similar product years ago, but it required that I use proprietary software to read and edit the files. The product I linked you to looks like a better option because it can create H.264 files which you shouldn't have any compatibility issues with if you choose to further edit the footage or burn to disk.

u/JoyRide008 · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

A guy in our office has spent probably 6 months digitizing some old super 8 tapes on his camcorder using this:

Elgato Video Capture, Capture analog video for your Mac or PC, iPad and iPhone, white https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029U2YSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hy7QAbC7PZKNW

Cheaper ones exist but he seems to like this one, it’s reliable and he likes the software it uses for capturing as well.

You would probably need to get a BNC to RCA adapter for the video.

u/GaryJ73167 · 2 pointsr/PleX

I currently have the below PVR hooked up to my Windows 10 PC and Direct TV Cable Box and using NPVR for a TV Guide/DVR type software

Can this be integrated into Plex with this new feature?

Note - I know there is an NPVR plugin for Plex, but, it sure would be nice to use it natively.

If this is something i can do, i would be very interested in this feature


u/Astealoth · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Built as a capable overall system. You can ditch the GTX if you think you'll never use it for anything but a capture box. i7 4790 includes a GPU capable of displaying the OS GUI, but not much else. XON 310 is quite small, but not so tiny as to be hard to build in. Good balance of compact and usable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | $288.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard | ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $67.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB OC Edition Video Card | $144.99 @ NCIX US
Case | Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $30.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply | $38.49 @ SuperBiiz
Other| Elagto Game Capture HD | $150.00 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $996.21
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 14:06 EST-0500 |

u/Yachtnaught · 0 pointsr/smashbros

Editing is not really something a guide can teach in a set time. Good editing requires a mixture of both animating and timing which is mostly acquired through experience.

To get the footage, you would download them from the youtube video or twitch VoD. If you're recording your own, the best device for that is the Elgato.

I use Adobe After Effects CS5 for editing, but a lot of people may also prefer software like Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier. You can look up respective tutorials on how to use it (masking, keyframing, etc) and then you're on your way to start editing!

u/Anergos · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor | $118.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard | $87.23 @ OutletPC
Memory | Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage | PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card | Club 3D Radeon R9 280 3GB royalKing Video Card | $164.99 @ NCIX US
Case | Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $54.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive | Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer | $13.99 @ Newegg
Other| AVerMedia Game Recorder -C985 Live Gamer HD| $176.00 @ Amazon.com
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $900.15
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-11 18:54 EST-0500 |

Theme: Black/Gray.

CPU: AMD's 6 core 6350. Good frequency since you don't plan on overclocking.

Motherboard I would have opted for the Asus M5A97 R2.0 at the same price, but this is decent also and fits your color preferences.

RAM 8G of DDR3. Black color.

Storage Basic 240GB SSD and 1TB storage.

Graphics R9 280 is a good gaming card. Will suit you well.

Case What you've wanted.

PSU Good quality 620W modular PSU.

Optical It reads, it writes.

Other The capture card you wanted.

u/PeabodyJFranklin · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Please do, knowledge sharing like that is always appreciated, even if we do reinvent the wheel sometimes.

Regarding the tuners...the HD HomeRun products are ethernet connected, instead of via USB/PCI/PCIe. The device capturing the stream sends a command to the HDHR, to tell it to tune to the specific channel. Then the client can see the stream at an address, such as via VLC "network stream".

Otherwise, for USB, I can confirm that the Hauppauge "Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One" works just fine on Raspberry Pi and Linux distros. The XBox "model" is cheaper than the non-branded same device "For PCs" from Hauppauge.

u/yodadamanadamwan · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Any quality recording program is going to use a lot of resources. Remember, you're encoding a whole video stream while you're playing; it's double the processing. Dxtory is supposed to be better for multi-threaded CPUs (which are common nowadays), fraps does not have that functionality. On the other hand it's very easy to find a full version of FRAPS that's really easy to install. Regardless, if you don't have the hardware it's going to be tough no matter what you do. If you have money to toss around you could get a capture card (either external or internal), I personally use a Avermedia Live Gamer HD. Here's an example of that which I just recorded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vplMUQ6np4

u/drewlinskii · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I still haven't upgraded much in just a little over a year of streaming, but there are many things that I would love to upgrade.

Actually, just yesterday, I ordered a new mic. The Samson C01 from a cheap Excelvan BM-800 I got over a year ago. Would have gone with an AT2020, BUT I just don't have the budget to get that, especially while still trying to save up for an Xbox One. Only reason I'm upgrading the mic is because there's been an annoying buzzing in the background for the last few months, and it just recently started bypassing the noise gate!

Other upgrades I'd like in order of importance are:

  • Xbox One
  • Elgato HD60 Pro - Because my Avermedia is starting to fail me
  • Upgrade PC - i7-4790k, new MB, new/more RAM, new case, and SSD.
  • New Peripherals - Headset, Keyboard, Monitor.
u/Sleipnoir · 6 pointsr/GirlGamers

For computers you can use OBS for free to record games. If you're using consoles you sometimes have to buy extra hardware or even mod the console itself. It can be pricy from my understanding, like ~100+ for wiiu, ~300+ vita, etc

This is what my friend has been using to stream his wii u stuff http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Capture-PlayStation-Definition-Recorder/dp/B00840353W it looks like it can be used for other consoles too

u/bluelizardjello · 2 pointsr/letsplay

If by the "regular" Elgato you mean this, absolutely it will work. Bloodborne runs at 1080P 30FPS, which this Elgato is perfectly capable of recording. You will need to turn off HDCP in the PS4 settings, but it works great.
That being said, you may want to just go for the HD60 model for a little bit more in case you're considering ever recording 1080P 60FPS.

u/gavanw · 1 pointr/gamedev

I use a piece of hardware called the "Elgato Game Capture HD" - it takes video direct from an HDMI/DVI signal, compresses it, and sends it back to the computer. It barely puts any load on the CPU/GPU so it will not effect your game performance for the most part. The software that comes with it is actually pretty decent for editing videos, although not pro-level.

You can see some samples of video I have taken with it here:


And buy it here:


Hands down, buying dedicated hardware is going to be better than any software solution, plus you can use this device with consoles and some Android devices.

u/puddingmonkey · 1 pointr/k12sysadmin

With a production system like OBS (or something like TriCaster/Blackmagic/etc on the higher end side) you take in multiple sources. I've done the OBS+YouTube Live thing to backup our normal guy when he's out by using a couple of 1080p webcams and loose PTZ IP surveillance cameras I had sitting around. It can take almost any source so it's pretty flexible.

You could even use your existing Canon R20 in the system with a capture device (something like this on the low end).

True production switchers/equipment get pricey fast so it depends on your needs and budget. Hopefully you don't get stuck being the guy who has to stream all the board meetings!

u/TheLastSavePoint · 1 pointr/DragonsDogma

The Avermedia solutions would probably suit you best. For an internal capture card this is a good solution: Avertv HD DVR High Definition. I have had really good recommendations for this capture card.

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u/IlyichValken · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

This is the one I bought. Loving it so far.

The program that comes with the driver does have the ability to stream to Twitch and YouTube, though I use it with OBS because there's a bit more control over it.

The party thing seems to be the only issue so far, which is easily fixed by getting a splitter or the chat link cable that Elgato has.

u/Arttherapist · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

Don't worry about tbc, just get one of these https://www.amazon.com/External-USB-Video-Capture-Card/dp/B008F0SARC/?tag=pcad0f-20&ascsubtag=06-3417308-11-0000000

It is an rca to usb video capture device, just play the tape and use the usb capture feature in premiere or whatever video editing software you happen to use. It will treat the vhs input like you have a DV camera plugged in except it wont let you control playback frm within premiere like with a DV camera. At $20 you can't go wrong.

u/thatJainaGirl · 1 pointr/smashbros

For lagless SD recording on a budget, I recommend either the Dazzle DVC-100 or the Diamond VC500. I have and use both, and they're pretty great.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

as live / latency free as possible is the better. I'm strongly looking at this ---> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRWCOGA/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza


This tech is something I'm completly green with. I just learned about HDCP lol. I mean what is the difference between a cloner box and an hdmi capture / pass through?

u/ItShouldWorkSGATE · 1 pointr/CommercialAV

We are interested in seeing what we would need to improve our setup, whether or not that is a complete redesign. Cable channel is SD and I don't think they will be upgrading anytime soon. We are looking into getting a Video Capture device so we can plug into a computer during the meetings. I don't think this is an end-all solution though. Thanks for the advice!

u/Musical_life · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. My favorite item on yours is this gamer box.

  2. I'm also a gamer and would love to have a hard drive!

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u/horse_emoji · 1 pointr/titanfall

I have a capture card that I use with my PS4: The Elgato HD60. I'm an adult with disposable income so the price wasn't a big deal for me(especially considering how often I use it), but that may not be the case for those with differing financial situations. It's pretty good for what it does, but it also has a number of drawbacks. I won't get into those here, but if you're seriously interested, I'd recommend reading up on it and other capture cards before making a decision.

u/thomas_christian · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not sure if you've seen the edit in my original post, but I do plan on getting the AVerMedia Live Gamer Capture Card C985, so would that mean I don't have to look for a CPU with good streaming/recording capabilities and can just focus on getting a CPU that's really good for gaming and what not?

u/GodlyRedPanda · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Elgato Game Capture Card HD60 S - Stream and Record in 1080p60, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360

  • Stunning 1080p quality with 60 fps. For Mac- GPU- AMD or NVIDIA. For windows- GPU- Intel HD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series graphics (or better). CPU- Intel i5-4xxx quad or better for both OS
  • State-of-the-art USB 3.0 Type C connection , Capture Birate- Upto 40 Mbps
  • Built-in live streaming to Twitch, YouTube & more
  • Instant Gameview: stream with superior low latency technology. Supported OS - Windows 10 (64-bit). MacOS Sierra 10.12 or later
  • Stream Command: add webcam, overlays, and more. Refer to the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for User Manual/Installation steps. Nintendo switch(unencrypted HDMI)



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u/dturpen · 4 pointsr/techsupport

If your laptop has an HDMI port, it would be an output (which is used to connect the laptop to an external display), so you couldn't connect the Xbox directly to it. What you would need to look for is a capture card.

However, an HDMI capture card pretty much doesn't exist for a laptop. Your best option is probably going to be something like an HD-PVR.

One of the versions comes with the component cables that you'd have to use instead of HDMI.

u/Salamok · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I seriously doubt it is capable of streaming anything close to 1080p video at 30fps.

I am currently looking into a few options for this myself using a Sony HD camcorder. I just sent back an Intensity Shuttle USB 3 capture device that I felt was a little too flaky over usb 3. I am now waiting for delivery of an AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD 1080p Capture Card. This still won't be doing 60fps but I am hoping it works well at 30fps.

So between the camcorder and a capture card I'll be in around $500 and "hoping" this "cheap" solution will provide good HD live streaming results.

u/Triox · 3 pointsr/SF4

On console:

What are you wanting to do? Record a match and commentate it later? Or Commentate while the match is being played?

At a bare minimum you are going to need a capture device. The most common device is the Hauppauge HD-PVR. It records up to 1080i through component. There is also the Blackmagic Intensity that GeForce linked which records in 1080p. You are going to need one of these in order to record anything from your console to your computer.

After you get the video file of the match, just grab a mic and get an audio editing program (I recommend Audacity) and record your commentary while watching the video. Then load the video and audio in a video editing program and sync them up manually. Be sure to turn down the audio of match video, or else you probably won't hear your commentary unless you are screaming.

As far as downloading off youtube: I don't think there is a standard etiquette. My guess, if you are going to use someone else's match video, I would at a minimum credit them. If you really want to "do it right" I would message the person on youtube first and ask them if it's ok. If you take someone's match video for commentary, and the person messages you saying that they want you to take it down, then I would oblige.

u/mistical · 3 pointsr/AskTechnology

I'd recommend doing all of this by streaming over Twitch. That way she'll be able to watch your stream from any of her devices as they all have the Twitch app (and alternatives like Pocket Plays). This will make things much easier for what you want to accomplish.

The software you'd use to stream all of this from an external capture card would be OBS, Open Source Broadcaster (free).

And finally, you have a variety of choices as to which hardware you could use to do this all with. Here are a few choices to take a look at and depending on your price range:

  • AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme $139.99 (supports [email protected], USB 3.0 compatible)
  • Elgato Game Capture HD60 S $149.95 (supports [email protected], USB 3.0 compatible)
  • AVerMedia Game Capture HD2 $168.64 (only [email protected])
  • AVerMedia AVerCapture HD $99 (if lower budget, only [email protected])
  • Elgato Game Capture HD $125.89 (only [email protected])

    If I had to go with an external capture card, I'd either go with the AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme or Elgato Game Capture HD60 S. So read up on these and see what the pros and cons of each are.

    Now as far as latency between you and her, that will all depend on your upstream bandwidth for your internet connection as well as what video resolution and fps you'd be streaming at. But in normal/good scenarios, this will be 10-20 seconds.
u/stiky21 · 1 pointr/Twitch

I see you have the SC as well. The SC is a great card :) Of course mine is the 970, but still :).

I know a few people who have a dedicated streaming rig, although they have i5's and what not. The X51 was a bad purchase and im trying to find a use for it.

Would i generally be better with a Capture Card by AVermedia?


Is this worth it? I stream currently [email protected] (As 1080p60 is too much for my connection). The 60FPS a huge thing for me, as most of my followers know me on that note. :P

u/NigelxD · 1 pointr/zelda

| NES | SNES| GB/C | N64 | GC | GBA | Wii | 3DS | Wii U
LoZ | ✓ | | | | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | ✓
AoL | ✓ | | | | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | ✓
LA | | | ✓ | | | | | ✓ |
OoT | | | | ✓ | ✓ | | ✓ | ✓ |
MM | | | | ✓ | ✓ | | ✓ | ✓ |
OoS/A | | | ✓ | | | | | ✓ |
WW | | | | | ✓ | | | | ✓

made your chart a little easier to read, OP.

Playing N64 games on an HDTV is gonna be tough. You already have OoT/MM for GC so what you can do is pop them into your Wii (if your Wii supports GC games) and play through that. If not, you can hop onto the Virtual Console and [re]purchase your games through that in order to play on a bigger TV.

Another alternative on getting your N64 to go through to your TV is purchasing either an HDPVR (although not for that much. No idea why they're selling for that much money. I got mine for $80) or something similar and hooking that up to the TV and hooking your N64 to the box. That's how I do it and it's the easiest way for me.

u/MrMaxPowers247 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

"milk steak" I'm not the best but every once in awhile I do something great and wish I had recorded it

u/sintheticgaming · 5 pointsr/Twitch

[Black Magic Intensity Pro] (http://www.amazon.com/Blackmagic-Design-Intensity-Pro-Editing/dp/B001CN9GEA) is another good high end PCI capture card. However most gamers now days use AverMedia. And as MRBifuteki said it all depends on your PC. If you have a PCI-E slot available in you PC you can use a PCI capture card for best quality otherwise you need an external capture card which will be slightly less capture quality. A good external one i have seen used a bunch is the [Hauppauge HD PVR 2] (http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-Gaming-Definition-Capture-Passthrough/dp/B008ZT8QKO/ref=lp_284824_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1396080981&sr=1-4)

u/noob10 · 2 pointsr/AndroidTV

Xbox tuner works great on my shield with live channels. It's $50 at pretty much any bestbuy. The only problem with it is it only has one tuner so when it's recording you can't watch live TV. It works great for our needs. Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One TV Tuners and Video Capture 1578 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XF7Z5DM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_v8uTzb5149CRQ

u/Smash-Gordon · 5 pointsr/techsupport

Either use a digitalization service (expensive) or you can do it yourself on your computer. Just buy a cheap composite capture card like this one, then record the vcr video output as you play the tapes. Those capture cards often come with proprietary software to record the tapes.

If you want to get the most out of the video quality, you can use a proper recording software, like OBS streamlabs. It has an automatic setup that detects your PC components and adjusts the settings accordingly, though it's optimized for streaming, not recording. After that, you'd just have to find the USB capture card as a video source and hit "record".

u/DulcetFox · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Well the good news is that it appears many libraries have a copy of it on VHS. So I would recommend that you try to get your local library to obtain a copy of the movie on loan, and then to convert the VHS to a DVD or onto a format that you can save onto your computer. If you cannot find someone who has the ability to do this, then you may need to purchase something, but you can use something like this which only costs $30.

u/YT_kevfactor · 2 pointsr/letsplay


Not even close to 500 lol. i use this one btw, it reduces lag whiel recording so you don't lose FPS like with lets say fraps. You however dont want to route your audio through it

another good bonus of the capture card is the playback video is instant and in real time so you can easily plan your consoles on your pc :)

my main complaint really is avermedia shut down their support forums so there isn't anymore tech support for their products anymore :(

u/CuvisTheConqueror · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Live Channels is an app that comes pre-installed on the Shield (indeed, on most Android TV devices). It was primarily designed to aggregate streaming channels from multiple sources, but it can receive OTA channels and has basic DVR functionality without a subscription fee. You will lose out on some of the extra features and comforts that come with subscription options (like having guide data for two weeks, or whole-home DVR capability, for example.)

While the Shield does come with Live Channels, it does not have a built in tuner, so you will need a tuner add-on. The Shield does work with some USB TV tuners. The most popular option is the Hauppauge WinTV Dual HD. Live Channels is also compatible, and popularly used, with HDHomeRun devices. Note that you do not have to pay a monthly fee for HDHomeRun if you are not using their DVR software (for example, if you are using Live Channels or Plex).

u/thistleboy · 1 pointr/Surface

Nope. I've wanted to use my Surface as a portable monitor as well and so far it's not possible. There's simply no video-in functionality.

EDIT: I should say I technically got it working by using a video capture device - specifically the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S. You can use the capture software to simply display the footage full screen without actually recording anything. This solution might be best for the RT because if you're not recording anything there's very minimal system resource utilization. I ended up returning it because of the crazy price tag ($175!!) and now just pack around a super thin 20.5" monitor in my backpack along with my PS3 or PS4 and Vita.

u/shimmertree · 8 pointsr/declutter

I bought this www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029U2YSA/ and converted all those little cassettes to digital. It connects your camcorder to your computer, then you just press play on the camcorder.

I used it for all my VCR tapes too. Then I copied them to a portable hard drive plus uploaded the digital files to the cloud (so I had the files in 3 places). Throwing out all the analog cassettes was very satisfying.

I sold the camcorder (with all its random cords) on Craigslist to someone who wanted to digitize their cassettes.

Random factoid: If you digitize your cassettes using the original device, you'll get better results. It minimizes the lines that show up in your videos.

u/Brawli55 · 1 pointr/Twitch

I'd avoid external capture cards (specifically USB 2.0 ones) at all costs. Instead, go for something internal as it will lessen the complexity needed to compose you audio and video components of your strean. Elgato has an internal card just for that purpose:


Full disclosure, Elgato sent us a pre-release version of this card, but even then I would still recommend it. If you're looking to only capture HDMI sources this is one of best cards you can get.

u/XxCLEMENTxX · 1 pointr/letsplay

Basically a little device you plug in between your graphics card and your monitor and you can record to your PC with it. It has the advantage that it won't impact your game performance at all. This one is a very nice one, capable of 1080p. And don't worry, it should work just fine with your PC.

Ninja edit: here's some sample footage.

u/XboxFitnessTest · 6 pointsr/xboxone

Cant wait for this to happen. Right now I use the Hauppage TV tuner to get over the air channels and it works great. Would love to be able to record a handful of shows


u/Itchy_Asshole · 1 pointr/buildapc

From what I understand the only capture cards that have imperceptible latency are pcie capture cards. The HD 60 Pro is a popular recommendation but a pricey one. The aver media c985 is also recommended regularly and 40 bucks cheaper I'm not to familiar with it. It sounds like a capture card is the only solution here but not all are created equal. Some can't do 60fps, some say they can but actually capture in 1080i which is actually 30fps, and some can't give you a near zero latency view, so yeah do your research.

u/FriedEngineer · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

It's on sale for $100 on Amazon right now: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07K3FN5MR (for Black Friday. ends in 5 hours)

And it looks like that sale has driven down the Amazon Warehouse sale price as well: Used - Very Good for $92

u/geordi2 · 1 pointr/DirecTV

You will need two things: A Blackmagic Studio Mini and an HDMI splitter that drops the stupid HDCP crap. Links:




You will also need the cabling (obviously) but the Blackmagic software is free and pretty decent. Once you have the thing connected to your computer, you should be seeing everything from the DVR, so just play the file. You can only record in realtime AND you will likely have to re-sync the audio to the video b/c at least in my case there is about a 1/2 to 3/4 second delay on the video stream but recording everything into one huge file allows you to resync just once and then you can edit everything to what you want.

u/deezol · 1 pointr/PS4

I have an Avermedia Live Gamer HD and it is outstanding. It is internal, but the install is simple. Quality is great.

u/dl-___-lb · 2 pointsr/buildapc

> Ice Podieden


i7 with 4 cores, probably 6700K, not even overclocked


yeah, he has a 6950X, but he also has 1.4 million followers


5960X, last generation's ultimate CPU, but he has 1.9 million followers.
plus he doesn't even record gameplay with his CPU. he uses an elgato capture card.

look at most CS:GO or overwatch pros, they either use a $200 capture card or just record with their cpu, having a dedicated capture pc or a 10 core cpu is definitely a luxury

u/7rounds · 1 pointr/Planetside

Well I just got a capture card. It's a hardware solution so don't think about it if you're afraid to open your computer. I was using it last night and this specific one is pretty good. It captures 1080p @ 30fps and saves it as AVI. It will also let you record from a mic and have that as a separate file. If you want that one you're going to need a graphics card with an HDMI output. It's also nice because you just push a button and it will capture whatever is on your screen so you can show windows stuff and not have to worry about which program is being recorded.

Like I said I've just started using it last night, I will upload some video footage later and link it if you'd like. It is a tad expensive at $179 but, it works.

u/Jonarigue · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Oohh, alright.

What console?

And yes it matters on brand. Usually because of audio/visual sync. With cheaper products, the sound is off from the timing of the frames.

This is the one I used for my xbox360. Loved it when I used it.


Mine was on sale though, got it for 115 on a black Friday.

u/WirtsLag · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If your computer has a good USB 3 controller, you're better off paying $20 more for the Avermedia (or wait for it to go on sale for $110 again). It's 60mbps bitrate while HD60 is only 40mbps and has no support for consoles older than PS4/XB1/360/needs a special HDMI splitter to record PS3.

u/PhatGamerWV · 1 pointr/NewTubers

Oh, I mean the original elgato, as in this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00840353W/ref=twister_B00NTQ2JL0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 and here is a list of every console it works with officially:
Atari Jaguar,
Microsoft Xbox 360,
Microsoft Xbox,
Nintendo Wii U,
Nintendo Wii,
Nintendo GameCube,
Nintendo 64 (N64),
Super Nintendo (SNES),
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES),
Sega Dreamcast,
Sega Saturn,
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive),
Sega Master System,
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3),
Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2),
Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1, PSone)

u/mishugashu · 2 pointsr/linux_gaming

I'm looking into streaming console games, but I want to do it via my computer (Arch stable, if relevant) so that I can add overlay and such with OBS. I've been looking at capture devices, and it sounds like AVerCapture HD is probably what I want.

My only thought is... is it compatible with Linux? Does anyone have any experience with this? Does it just register itself as a webcam basically?

If the AVerCapture HD isn't compatible, does anyone have any recommendations that are?