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Works great with next-gen consoles.
on 28 October 2014
This generation of gaming has been truly revolutionary. Implementing the online capabilities which were put into widespread use with the PS3 and XBOX 360, the latest consoles have taken these features even further, now allowing gamers to share their game clips with other users. Although novel and exciting features, the in-built functionality of game capture capabilities are fairly limited, both on the PS4 and XBOX ONE.
I own both the latest consoles and have tried my hand at sharing a few game clips. I have only shared a sparse amount of gaming clips, partially due to the restrictions on clip times and lack of ease with YouTube integration. However, I have seen gaming videos online and although cliched, have always wanted to try my hand at posting extended versions of my favourite gaming clips.
The Game Capture HD60 is a welcome addition to capturing gaming videos in a quick, easy and user friendly manner. I was contacted by the manufacturers of this device and asked to trial a unit. The item is well presented and comes in a very attractive outer packaging, which would make for a great gift. Upon opening, the box contains the Game Capture HD60, USB cable and a HDMI cable, for connecting to your screen. There are no instructions, but there is a message inside, prompting the user to visit the manufacturers online website.
A huge plus point with this device is the sheer portability. The device itself is well constructed and robust, as well as being small and compact, allowing for easy portability. It is around the same size as an Apple TV, for reference. There is also no need for a separate power supply, as the device gets its power from USB, which I welcome as I loathe unsightly wires.
The device captures game footage in 1080p, and I have been impressed with the overall video quality. I like my gadgets to "just work" with minimal fuss. This device fitted the bill for my expectations. I have managed to connect the Game Capture to both my next-gen consoles. The device allows a significant and welcome feature in its ability to record clips with voiceover and editing. This will allow for commentary whilst playing your favourite games, enhancing both the quality and structure of your gaming videos, which is essential for walkthroughs. I have been using the software, which can be downloaded from the manufacturers website, on a mac, and have had no compatibility issues.
Conclusively, if you are looking for an enhanced way to upload gaming videos to social media sites, with a particular emphasis on gaming guides and detailed walkthroughs, you may struggle to find a better device on the market. 5/5