Capturing Wii gameplay on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SkarletFantasy, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. SkarletFantasy macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I want to be able to record wii gameplay with my mac (don't own a Windows) and I'm not sure what I need. I found these products:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...t_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

    http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-100208...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257381510&sr=8-1

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    Which one works the best, or are there any other better video capture devices for mac? And is there anything else I need? (extra cables, ect) I've seen videos on youtube on how to capture gameplay, but with a windows. Is it basically the same for mac?

    fyi (if you need to know) I have a Mac OS X, processor is 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and version is 10.5.6
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The first of the three devices you linked won't work, since it's a tuner only with coax input, but either of the other two will. I have no experience with either, but based on elgato's reputation, I'd probably buy that one (the middle one, that is), and it's cheaper anyway.

    Capture should be pretty straightforward, just follow the device's instructions.

    Note that if you want better quality you'll need something with component input plus a component video cable for the Wii. For example, this (claims to be Mac compatible):
    http://www.amazon.com/Blackmagic-Design-H-264-Format-Recorder/dp/B001F8LIKM

    Composite (what the two devices you linked are) will be ok if all you want is a basic Youtube video or something, but with component (the Blackmagic above) you should get markedly better quality and won't have to deal with interlacing issues.
     

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