This is a fantastic all around option which supports a wide range of input and output resolutions and hardware, with both HDMI and analog input connections. You can capture video up to 1080p at 30 fps with this device and it also features push-button recording, pass-through functionality for streaming and recording. It’s also bundled with great software for editing and broadcasting your video and audio. A standout feature with this model is an SD card slot you can use to record and save video to an SD card, which lets you use it without a computer attached.
If you want the best picture quality possible, then this is a great choice that simply cannot be beat. You can capture up to 1080p 60 fps HD video with this device as well as pass-through HDMI connections, so you can stream live gameplay game while you’re recording. One of the nicest features with this model is you can actually stream video at one resolution while recording at another. This means you can stream at a lower resolution for better bit rates while recording at 1080p 60 fps.
Another standout feature is Flashback Recording which lets you go back through the software on your computer and start recording even if you haven’t already done so. Keep in mind this model only has HDMI connection, so it won’t work with older hardware requiring an analog input. However, the bundled software makes it easy to record, edit, and post your videos, or stream content live.
This is a great device that makes capturing 1080p 30 fps HD video simple and convenient without the need for a large system array. It's quite easy to set up thanks to both HDMI and analog video/audio inputs, along with an HDMI output and USB port for pass-through performance and streaming. You can use this to capture video from your computer but it also works well to record from an external device such as a video game console or video cassette player. A simple push-button record function makes it easy to start recording content at any time. You can also take advantage of the integrated card slot which lets you record directly to an SD card, making it ideal for use with or without a computer.
There is a lot to like about this video capture device such as 1080p HD video capture and a record button to quickly start and stop recording. You can also skip backwards while streaming, playing a game, or begin recording after the fact if you missed something noteworthy. While it has HDMI input and output (along with a USB cable) it only has a single AV input for certain devices like the Playstation 3. This is opposed to individual analog video and audio connections which would make it more useful for a broad range of applications. Overall, this is a great option, but not necessarily the best choice for every video capture setup.
Although a bit on the large side, this video capture device is easy to connect to a wide range of computers and other platforms. This model can capture up to 1080p 30 fps HD video, and comes bundled with software to efficiently stream and record video. You get support for a lot of different file formats with this model, so it’s ideal if you need a variety of input and output. There are also some great extras like hotkey support start and stop capturing, the option to add voice commentary or background music to recordings, and a USB cable for power. The lack of a physical record button and SD card means you need to use this pick with a computer, but it does include connections for both HDMI and component input. Keep in mind this pick is only compatible with Windows.