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  1. Member MaraTH's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2014
    Location: Netherlands
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    Hello there!
    I'm looking for a Capture Card to use primarily for capturing video game footage. I've previously had my eyes on the AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, but it's a little pricy, and only supports HDMI.

    So here's what I'm looking to Capture:
    Nintendo 64 (uses composite video)
    Nintendo Wii (uses composite video and component video)
    Microsoft XBOX360 (uses composite video and HDMI)
    My PC (uses DVI and S-Video)
    I may also use it with Commodore 64 and Amiga in the future, which I think use S-Video, but I'm not sure.

    HD is welcome, but absolutely not necessary. I also want to be able to edit the videos on my computer afterwards.

    So, does anyone know a Capture Card/Device that can do this with the least amount of converters possible? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Member SHS's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2000
    Location: Vinita, Oklahoma
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    There always the HD-PVR and HD-PVR 2 and Rocket have Composite/ S-Video/ Component and HDMI

    The Nintendo Wii there is a 3rd option with Wii to HDMI Converter
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    Join Date: Aug 2006
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    Originally Posted by MaraTH View Post
    I may also use it with Commodore 64 and Amiga in the future, which I think use S-Video, but I'm not sure.

    HD is welcome, but absolutely not necessary. I also want to be able to edit the videos on my computer afterwards.

    So, does anyone know a Capture Card/Device that can do this with the least amount of converters possible? Thanks in advance!
    Capturing from older video game consoles is challenging, from what I have read about it. I have seen recommendations for the Startech.com PEXHDCAP from people who do it, although they must sometimes use converters too, and it only captures uncompressed video, which the PC has to encode.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007U5MGBE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722
    http://www.videogameperfection.com/2012/07/25/startech-pexhdcap-capture-card-review-added/

    However, there are certainly newer capture cards that are going to be easier to use for capturing from HDMI or analog component on modern consoles and PCs.
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    Join Date: Feb 2004
    Location: Australia
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    Unfortunately if it's old gear you want to include then you have to have as part of your kit a converter box.

    This is the one I have which includes upscale output

    Iv'e had it for a while and it's been a decent performer without issues
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