Gaming Capture Card

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dance again, May 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a video capture card to record gameplay, can anyone recommend which is the best one?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    elgato makes game capture.
     
  3. ugp
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    Elgato Game Capture HD is the only way to go with Mac. This device is a dream to work with and no problems at all.

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  4. macrumors 603

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    Another vote for Elgato Game Capture HD. I've been using it for my TV out article series (see the threads created by me here at MR in the last two months) and it's been GREAT.

    For a Mac, it should be preferred. Do NOT fall prey to the cheap Chinese composite capturer knock-offs - they may be around $10..$20, but you will still need to purchase a $30 license for VideoGlide Capture on a Mac (unlike under Windows, where the bundled software is reported to work). And if you don't go the knock-off way, Elgato's old SD-only capturer costs around $50-60. And it's SD only and not HD - definitely less future-proof than the Elgato Game Capture HD, should you go HD some time even if you only have an SD console right now.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the delayed response, thanks very much for your answers, Menneisyys2 in particular thanks for the info.
     

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