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AVerMedia Game Capture HD (C281)-Record Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii HD Gameplay in Real-time up to 1080P

by AverMedia
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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  • Product Type : HDD recorder (HDD required)
  • Weight : 335 g
  • Features : Drivebay 2.5" SATA HDD
  • Output Mode : Stereo
  • Device Type : Digital player / recorder
  • Capture HD Gameplay in 1080i
  • Work without a PC
  • One-click Capture
  • H.264 Hardware Compression
  • Recording Playback
  • Take Snapshots while Gaming or Playback
  • Record the Footage without Felt Delay in Actual Gameplay
  • Pass-thru Mode Support
  • Record to the Internal 2.5” or External USB Hard Drive
  • Built-in 2.5” HDD Slot
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandAverMedia
Item Weight336 g
Product Dimensions16.4 x 5.7 x 12.4 cm
Item model number61C2810000AE-CED
Hardware PlatformPlaystation 3
Operating SystemNo Operating System
  
Additional Information
ASINB005RKDI8E
Best Sellers Rank 3,753 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
Date First Available2 Oct 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Game Capture HD
Capture your gameplay with one click
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Capture Your Best Games in HD!

Recording your Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U gaming triumphs is now much easier!

If the living room is your war field, all you need is your video game console, TV set and the Game Capture HD. The Game Capture HD is a standalone HD video capture box which allows users to record PS3 or Xbox 360 HD gameplays to an internal or external hard drive without a PC. Installation is easy. Just connect the Game Capture HD to your game console with Component cables, and there you go! With one click, the Game Capture HD can capture and preview live game footage in 1080i resolution. When you’re gaming or playing back your recordings, you can also capture the precious moment in an image file freely. You have the right to decide where to save the recordings or screenshots. Besides, all your recordings and screenshots can be moved between the connected hard drives for portability and sharing.

Capture HD gameplay without a PC!

By simply connecting your game console to the Game Capture HD with the accompanying Universal Component Cable, your splendid gameplay can be preserved to an internal or external hard drive with resolution up to 1080i right away!

HD Video Recording in 1080i
HD Video Recording in 1080i
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Play and Record in Real Time

The Game Capture HD utilizes advanced HD H.264 hardware compression technology to improve the sorage effectiveness while maintaining video quality. Even better, it overcomes the difficulty of hardware compression and presents you an almost real-time gaming experience.

Intuitive user interface
Intuitive user interface
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Smart File Management

The intuitive user interface guides you to configure the recording and snapshot settings effortlessly by size or quality. It even allows you to define the path for recordings and snapshots. The recordings and screenshots can also be displayed in the thumbnail view.

The Snapshots while Gaming or Playback

Not only can you record HD gaming footage with the Game Capture HD, but also capture the precious moment in an image file easily while gaming and playing back the recordings. Besides, you can share the static image to social networks or use as wallpaper. It's all up to you!

Share the static image to social networks
Share the static image to social networks
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Features

  • Capture HD Gameplay in 1080p
  • Work without a PC
  • One-click Capture
  • H.264 Hardware Compression
  • Recording Playback
  • Take Snapshots while Gaming or Playback
  • Record Game Footage in Real-time
  • Pass-thru Mode Support
  • Record to the Internal 2.5” or External USB Hard Drive
  • Built-in 2.5” HDD Slot
  • Remote Control Included

Specifications:

  • Input Signal:
    • Component Video
    • Stereo Audio
  • Output Signal:
    • Component Video
    • Stereo Audio
  • Storage:
    • Internal: 2.5” SATA Hard Drive
    • External: USB 2.0 Hard Drive
    • * NTFS and FAT32 file systems are supported.
      * Hard drive is not included. Please install or connect a hard drive before using Game Capture HD.
  • Recording Formats:
    • AVI (Codec: H.264 & MP3)
  • Supported Resolutions:
    • 480i / 480p / 576i/ 576p/ 720p / 1080i/1080p (50/60 Hz)
    • Maximum Recording Resolution: 1080p@30fps 

Quick guide
Game Capture HD Quick Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of file system (of USB pen drive or hard disk) does Game Capture HD support?
NTFS and FAT32, NTFS is highly recommended for better performance.

Why Game Capture HD can not detect my USB pen drive or hard disk?
Please follow below procedures:
- Remove storage device (USB pen drive or hard disk) from Game Capture HD and plug it into PC or Notebook
- Format the storage device by choosing "NTFS" file system

Why Game Capture HD stops recording or shows error message "Unable to record" during recording?
Game Capture HD will perform high data input during recording, so please make sure the storage device has good performance for recording.

Here are the recommended specifications for the storage device:
- Hard disk is highly recommended instead of pen drive
- Hard disk capacity over 320G
- Suggest to adopt the HDD that has been manufactured within 2 years

Please follow these procedures to get better performance.
- Remove storage device from Game Capture HD and plug it into PC or Notebook
- Format the storage device by choosing "NTFS" file system

If the performance is still not the best, please use "HD Tune" to check the writing speed. A minimum writing speed lower than 5MB/s is not recommended.

How can I edit the recorded file by Game Capture HD on PC or notebook?
The recorded file can be edited directly using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
To be able to use editing software such as Real Producer 14 and Sony Vegas (plug-in), please convert the recorded file (AVI) to MP4 (AVC+AAC) with MPEG Encoder Ultimate.

Product Description

Record your gaming triumphsto an internal or external hard drive without the need for a computer, thanksto the AVerMEdia Game Capture HD.
This AVerMEdia Game Capture HD stand-alone HD videocapture device is simple to use. Simply connect it to your games console or TVusing the component cables, and away you go!
You can record and preview live game footage with the simple press of abutton.

System:

Features : Drivebay 2.5" SATA HDD

Audio System:

Output Mode : Stereo

Supported Video Resolutions:

Supported Video Resolutions : 1920 x 1080 - component video

Remote Control:

Type : Remote control

Miscellaneous:

Cables Included : Audio cable
Component video cable

Connections:

Connector Type : 1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
1 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x Hi-Speed USB ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - front

Power:

Type : External

Digital Player (Recorder):

Supported Digital Video Standards : H.264

Device Type : Digital player / recorder

General:

Product Type : HDD recorder (HDD required)

Weight : 335 g



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for recording HD gameplay 29 Feb 2012
By James
What a great product! Used it for a couple of days now and not a bad word to say about it. Converted a couple of friends to this from their Hauppauge HD PVRs too.

Very easy to set-up using a hard drive or usb stick. I tested using a 16gb memory stick and it formatted the stick for me and set-up storage settings.

For those looking for a size guide, recording 720p at Max settings is around 1gb per 10minutes. File sizes can be halfed using the Aver Media mp4 convertor (which is free) once moved to your desktop/laptop.

Did find some interlacing recording at 1080i, but as i'll be uploading at 720p anyway, set my XBox 360 to 720p and recordings were perfect. Also, having the option to not have the Game capture on, but being able to still play the xbox was great.

So to analyse

- Easy set up
- Great Quality
- File sizes 1GB/10mins
- Record at 720p to avoide interlacing (XBox/PS3 settings)
- Playthrough option if not recording.

10/10
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 15 Jan 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The 'AVerMEDIA C281 Game capture HD' is great! its really easy to use, has a remote control and doesn't need a computer to record! it records at max 1080i at .AVI format. you can also plug a USB into it and save your recordings into that, if not then you can insert a hard drive into it either 9.5mm or 12.5mm. its great for any console gamer and can record game play on Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
you can also take snapshots and view them on your tv as well as the recording's.
i recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a great quality capture card.AverMedia Game Capture HD C281 (PS3/Xbox360/Wii)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not really mac friendly 19 May 2012
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I know I'm in the minority, but I'm a mac user. Don't get me wrong, the device works really well, however you have to jump through a number of hoops to get the video onto your mac, and even more if you want to edit in iMovie.

The device prefers if you format both the hard drive and USB memory stick in NTFS, which is fine, but the Mac doesn't natively support NTFS.

So....once you've copied the videos to the USB memory stick, you'll need to install FUSE on your mac to be able to read it, once done, you can read (but not write) the memory stick.

If you wish to edit the video in iMovie of Adobe Premier Pro, you'll need to use the likes of Handbrake to convert the video into a MP4 format.

I know the device doesn't say it plays nice with Mac, however I would have thought in this day and ago, video formats were pretty standard.....not with this, it uses an AVI file with H264 MPEG-4 (part10) video with mpga 128bit audio, which seems to annoy most video editor.

All in all a great device, but a pain in the butt to get the video off of (on a mac)

ps, 'Eject media' does bad things....it unmounts both the internal and USB drives....I suggest never using it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AverMedia game capture the easy way ! 1 April 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought the AverMedia game capture after much thought and research, and im not disapointed. I had experienced some problems at first with signal being cut off in fast action seqeunces but actaully found this to be a problem with my TV and not the Avermedia game capture but with this problem i also found out how good Amazon's Customer service is and would give Amazon customer service top marks.

The Gamecapture offers a fairly low cost and easy way to record your game sessions, not needing to be linked up to a computer for is one of its biggest selling points, I did however invest in a 2.5" harddrive which is optionial but if you are serious and want to record hours and hours of game play at top spec well worth it but you can also use a usb 2.0 drive of stick.

The AverMedia is very easy to set up which i beleive the most inexperienced person would be able to set the box up within minutes. Another feature of the Gamecapture is it will allow you to take screen shots and play back your video using the included remote. All in all an excellent product that i would recomend to everybody interested in a PVR to capture thier gaming moments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AverMedia - A good buy!! 26 Mar 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After watching numerous reviews of the Hauppauge HD PVR and AverMedia Game Capture HD on YouTube AND speaking with my PSN online friend while playing Fight Night Champion. I went for the Avermedia.

Product arrived on estimated day of delivery, hooked it up, had a little difficulty in aligning it with my TV's component channel via my PS3 but got there in the end. The all in one multi cosnsole extension component cable is a godsend for multi console gameplay capture.

A word of warning, the AVI files that it supports are not readable by Sony Vegas/Pro. If you want to edit gameplay commentary videos, I'd strongly suggest investing in a third party file conversion program. Having said that however, you can download an AVI to MP4 conversion program direct from [...]
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based on if you use a different editing software.

Portable, ideal for recording tournaments and the like to share with your mates, to reveiw strategies etc.
Works great with thumb drives and external drives(recommended)

A good buy for the price with no need for a computer/laptop to capture gameplay

Highly recommended, infact A MUST BUY!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly as it should and at really high quality.
This product does exactly as it's intended to do and is produced at a very high quality.
Accepts YPbPr from my xBox360/Wii just fine, I've read that it can also be used for... Read more
Published 1 day ago by SatsumaBenji
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery, great support and product well made.
Ordered on a friday got it sat before 12. I set it all up and was using this less than 10 min.
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Published 1 month ago by Rickshaw Dave
3.0 out of 5 stars i cant hear my own voice
when i am in an Xbox party i can here everyone but myself.I will give a higher score if I find an answer.
Published 2 months ago by judge
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Device, better than The HDPVR.
The device its self is amazing to use. I didnt purchase Initially due to the main selling point, recording without a PC, but becuase it was cheaper than The HDPVR and I technically... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Max Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars The AVerMedia
The AVerMedia Capture arrived well packaged , and I am told it does what it should, It was a gift to someone and they seem very pleased
Published 4 months ago by Annette Townend
4.0 out of 5 stars Get what you pay for! Annoying with audio..
It's a great capture card. My problem is recording my own voice! It doesn't do it itself so you have to do it seperatly. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Conor(12yearsold)
5.0 out of 5 stars Top buy
I bought my son this for Christmas and he's really pleased with it, as far as I can tell you can only use this on HD TV's that have the ports for all five red, Yellow, white, green... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Numptyed
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent device for anyone needing a simply game recording option
I had been looking for something like this for some time and this device fit the bill perfectly. Very simple to operate and gives a very high quality recording. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Exelent for YouTube!
Well, i will start telling you about the good things.
Good: The Price is very low for a HD-PVR example Happauge HD PVR 2 Gaming edition is 117 then, I dont know alot about... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Joona
3.0 out of 5 stars it works
my 14 year old son wanted this, only things i can say is make sure you use the instruction manual rather than the quick setup guide as it will be quicker in the long run, and if... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. C. J. Standen
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