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This product seems to promise to do a lot but the reality is very different. It does capture certain resolutions very well but that is it. 1280x720p@50 firstname.lastname@example.org 1280x720p@60 for HDMI and standard PAL/NTSC interlaced for component input. I once got 1920x1080i@60 half-working: the first interlaced frame was shown in the top half and the second interlaced frame in the bottom half. :( The original purchase had a hardware fault and this was returned under RMA direct to Black Magic Design in the end - getting that far was not easy as the support desk had little to no clue about their own product. Interlaced capture using their JPEG algorithm (the bundled Media Express software) produces mis-aligned interlaced frames forcing the user to capture in raw format = huge, huge files. Remember that the product does not support HDCP and almost all HDMI products now force HDCP upon you. This makes their HDMI capture near useless too. I happen to have some old DVI-D output and a dumb DVI-D->HDMI cable and can capture that way but active converters from analogue signals will output HDCP. A disappointing purchase but fills a tiny gap I didn't have before.