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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The product does as advertised... on amazon.co.uk.
This product does what it says on this site... Be aware that others Amazon sites are selling it with out giving the Full info of the limits of the product... As they are third party seller pages and not Avermedia...

Key
GCHDII = Game capture HD II

GCHDII Features...

Storage devices for recording...
HDD only...NTFS file structure...
Published 12 months ago by Real

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for commentaries
I cant complain about the quality of the recordings. But when I tried to do commentaries there was an awful hissing noise in the background which I could not get rid of no matter what I tried also the options too adjust the mic and headset volumes are limited. I would recommenced this if your ONLY recording game play. If you want to do commentaries the get the elgato...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The product does as advertised... on amazon.co.uk., 18 Oct 2013
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This review is from: AVerMedia Game Capture HD II - Record, Commentate, Edit & Share Console Gameplay without a PC (Accessory)
This product does what it says on this site... Be aware that others Amazon sites are selling it with out giving the Full info of the limits of the product... As they are third party seller pages and not Avermedia...

Key
GCHDII = Game capture HD II

GCHDII Features...

Storage devices for recording...
HDD only...NTFS file structure only...
USB HDD or internal HDD.
Are working fine...

USB 3.0 Fat32 Flash Memory sticks are to slow and trigger a warning... this has been added for your own good as slow devices would just cause recording failures and errors randomly. Unlike the Older version the Devices that fail speed test are now locked out for recording..

Watermark.
This option applies to any thing even just pictures. If turned on...

File transfers.
Still allows nearly any USB 2-3 device... to move files of the HDD but fat32 formated will not transfer files over 4GB, NFTS does...

Editor
The MP4 file structure is perfect for this low powered editor and allows quick Remuxing instead of long re-encoding times.
The editor is not perfect this is because its built for doing things via a remote instead of a mouse. You can only cut to with in 1 second of the film clips timers, so there will be times when the action switches or sounds tracks blur. Its only a Cutting editor to remove the unneeded parts of the video file. There is no pasting multi clips together
When you finish the editing the Exported video needs to be done, this will be remuxed to a New file... you will be given a estimated time for export to a minute. Normally rounded up... So you can plan to do some thing else...

Uploading
Youtube uploading only so far...
When it says User name it means the FULL account login Email from your google account. it does not mean your Youtube accounts users name as that will fail to login...
The upload Is of the file you select, If its 1GB in size your connection will upload 1GB, no re-encoding to Youtubes profiles is done on the device, Youtube Servers do the work to convert the videos still...
This will force you to Cut videos down to not waste upload time...
You can return the device back to background mode to hide the uploader and return to the video feeds but you can't record a new clip while it uploads...

Manual
Its tells you all the functions but for a change most of it is only in English. So if its not your Primary language you are going to have trouble... if you by this version.

GUI...or Graphical User interface.... ( These are always single users likes and dislikes...)
Red and Black, the Avermedia colours now, This may not be to your taste but its a minor thing.

Its a capture box. They have made it simple but there are still going to be things that will catch the less techy out...
Text entry selection for example.
Is selected by the up and down scrolling, not an on screen keyboard cursor moving, so you will have to look at the displayed options for what button to press next to change type... This will get annoying the first and only time you try to do your Email for Youtube login for example... @ and . in email addresses for example... but you only have to do this once... again minor fault.

When ever a Menu option is required the GUI will not be displayed in 1080p60fps...
To display a menu the GCHDII will enable 1080i as the max resolution only... this means the HDTV requires a resync, so the screen will turn black this is NOT an error, this is the HDMI hand shake and communications resyncing to the New resolution.
The speed of this change is dependant on the HDTV...

Max Recording standards of the MP4 file on this device... the resolution is selected on the source device not the GCHDII

1080p 30fps at 20Mb/s ( 1GB file is about 8Mins)
720p 60fps at 20Mb/s (yes you read that right 20Mb/s. This is the native mode of Most console games)
1080i 60fps at 15Mb/s (Interlaced, Wont be using this mode as the files need deinterlacing and Youtubes not very good at that. going from 60fps interlaced to 30fps progressive.)

Common questions and answers

Q:Is it worth it if you don't have a PC?.
A:Yes.
Q: Is it worth it if you don't have a Powerful PC to run the other devices?
A: Yes because you can still Export the Clips via USB to the PC to edit later If needed...
Q: Is it worth it if your powerful PC is just doing other things?
A: Can't answer that. you have to decide how important capturing is...
Q: Is it worth it to stream video ?
A: NO. There is no streaming. its a Real time capture card...

Conclusion
Is the new features worth paying for over the C281.
If reading all this has not made your mind up not much else will...

Edit Extra
Firmware update extends the max record time to 14hrs...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought that this product was excellent., 26 April 2014
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I gave this product a 5 star as it is a brilliant product. You have crystal clear quality and the video and sound link together. I also love the fact that it has a pre editing software and the fact that you don't need a pc really helps. The only thing that is a bother is that you need to have the remote in order to use the editor and the menu. If anyone is planning on getting a good capture device, I really do believe they should get this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars every gamer should have one of these, 27 Mar 2014
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This is a fantastic piece of equipment, and my friends and I have so much fun making videos, it is shocking.

also cool how it can take an internal sata hard drive, as well as usb output to external,, so not possible to run out of space.

ABSOLUTELY no bad comment that I can put against this device, and for 150£ ish.

Also, I place my order for this, whilst lazing on a Sunday afternoon. I got delivery 2 days later, from Holland to Ireland, and did not pay for special delivery terms to get this service, and it was delivered very well packaged

I can't say anything more positive about this item
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for commentaries, 4 Oct 2014
This review is from: AVerMedia Game Capture HD II - Record, Commentate, Edit & Share Console Gameplay without a PC (Accessory)
I cant complain about the quality of the recordings. But when I tried to do commentaries there was an awful hissing noise in the background which I could not get rid of no matter what I tried also the options too adjust the mic and headset volumes are limited. I would recommenced this if your ONLY recording game play. If you want to do commentaries the get the elgato because the audio quality is terrible.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hdmi is possible with ps3/4, 31 Dec 2013
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so i ordered this on the 20th of dec but they sent me the predeecesor instead ( game capture hd ) but as soon as we called them they instantly refunded us in 1 day now i've gotten the one i odered today and the quality is amazing! i am using hdmi with my ps3 even though there is hdcp
all you need to do is get a hdmi splitter and you are good to go!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the best portable capture device ive ever had, 6 May 2014
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Almost perfect..except for screen going black a few times while booting.
Inbuilt editing software is just awesome. Well done avermedia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great piece of kit, 3 Oct 2014
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What a great piece of kit. Can be used with internal or external hard drive (not supplied).
Records HDMI but not HDCP encrypted (because this would attract attention from Sony (etc.) lawyers).
We are using it with a headset/microphone to record commentary over Wii-U gameplay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product., 11 Aug 2014
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Bought this opposed to other products as I did not want long wires across my floor attaching a capture device to my computer. Works fantastic. Simple to set up and easy to use. I really have nothing bad to say about this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i should of bought this one in the first place, 29 July 2014
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if you are after a capture card just to record and not stream i highly recommend this one i have had no problems with it the editing software is simple but very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Aug 2014
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Brilliant product, Good quality of gameplay recorded with this device. A++++
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