Recording Video Games

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WillRuth, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. WillRuth macrumors newbie

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    There may already be a post for this, but I am looking for the cheapest way to be able to record my video game gameplays. I would prefer not to spend more than $100-150.
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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  4. Stoutman11 macrumors member

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    record them off your imac? or you connecting a console?
     
  5. WillRuth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry being vague. I mean I have my xbox 360 and PS3 hooked up to a TV, what is the best way to be able to record that gameplay on the tv and be able to edit it on a mac.
     
  6. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    HD PVR will cost 150-200 and record in hd, while doing all live h264 encoding on its own, while you can get elgato's eyetv software for mac.
    Elgato has some sd capture devices that come with eyetv software that you can use on mac. And if I'm not mistaken, they also have a new hd capture device, but hd pvr is more suited for recording gameplay.
    DVD recorders record in SD, but you also have to get a program that transcodes .vob files into more suitablae mp4 files like avidemux or handbrake.

    All 3 options work with a mac, but there are lots of other of options that work under windows as well.
     
  7. jsf8x macrumors 6502

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    Hauppauge HD PVR is your best bet. Its about $150-$200 dollars though. If you want HD then thats the your best bet. I've had mine for over a year and I love it
     
  8. BUST3R K macrumors newbie

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    XBOX 360 and Elgato EyeTV HD

    Elgato's EyeTV HD unfortunately does not work for HD capture from XBOX 360. I learned the hard way. See this thread for more details:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11834405#post11834405
     
  9. SB123 macrumors member

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    curious, why would you want to record gameplay?
     
  10. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    If you don't *have* to have HD, there are lots of affordable capture cards out there to do composite/s-video. If you're just putting it up on YouTube to brag about how good you are anyway, you probably don't need HD.
     

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