HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus is the 5th Generation (Feb 2013) in Hauppauge's series of HD video game recorders. HD PVR 2 GE Plus is the most advanced HD PVR capture device yet and adds cool new features to the HD PVR making the recording, uploading and streaming of gameplay simple.
At the heart of the HD PVR 2 GE Plus is a pro quality H.264 high-definition encoder that was originally designed for the broadcast TV industry. Hauppauge's HD PVR 2 GE Plus is built-in for high-performance, high-quality TV recordings at up to 1080p resolution.
The HD PVR 2 GE Plus records in the AVCHD format, which is the format used to master Blu-ray discs. You have the option of recording at data rates from 1 Mbs to 13.5Mbs, so you can choose the video quality you need.
The built-in record button allows you to start and stop recordings right from the HD PVR 2. So you don’t need to go to your PC to record a game session.
HD PVR GE 2 Plus has "no delay" video passthrough, giving zero delay to your HD TV so you can game in whilst you record. The HD PVR 2 GE Plus makes HD video recordings at the same time you play your games! To see our passthrough recording diagram, click the "Connection diagram".
Make incredible recordings with full surround sound audio. HD PVR 2 GE Plus has an optical audio input so you can connect to game consoles with optical S/PDIF connections.
'Burn' a personalized logo right into your recordings! Brand all of your recordings with your own logo for display on your Uploads or Live Game Streams.
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus includes cables and software you need to capture high definition gameplay in realtime for you to instantly upload or at a later date. For connection to a Sony PS3, we include a HD Component video cable. For both game consoles, an HDMI cable is supplied to connect the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus to your TV set.
Now with full Hardware streaming- The HD PVR 2 GE Plus uses its hardware to Stream your gameplay LIVE to your Twitch or Ustream channel via our Hauppauge SteamEez application. Create your own event, grow your fan base and show your skills to unlimited followers!
Hardware streaming means that all the processing is done on the HD PVR 2 and not on your PC during your gameplay, this allows your PC to carry on with regular tasks without lag of performance resulting in deterioration of the Live stream. (Please check your internet connection can handle the upload bandwidth required for streaming. For further information contact your local Hauppauge advisor)
MP4 files are used with many video editors, like Sony Vegas, for editing. TS files are also called 'AVCHD' files and are used to burn Blu-ray DVD movies (Blu-ray burner software not included).