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How to record my gameplay with best quality?

11-11-2012, 01:52 PM
#11
I highly recommend el gato for ease of use. It was simple to setup and get going. You can look at some of the games i've recorded.

http://www.youtube.com/t0fus0up
11-11-2012, 04:30 PM
#12
http://www.amazon.com/AVERMEDIA-Broa.../dp/B006T8QCYA

I use this Avermedia Game Broadcaster card to record from the iPad. Works perfectly (Windows, I don't know what OS you use) Used it on my newest Daredevil Dave video...really good. Good tech support too.

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11-12-2012, 09:13 PM
#13
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Originally Posted by JasonS View Post
If your looking for best quality possible, I would have to recommend getting a hardware capture device. Depending on how serious you are will depend on what device u use. TA uses the elgatos-game-capture-hd from what I read. I've just ordered an avid media game capture hd device, that allows you to capture video without being connected to a pc/Mac, by hooking up an external Storage source. I'll have it next week sometime and will give it a try and let u know the quality. (supposed to do 720p).

There are many other options a list of game capture devices depending on your budget and how serious your are. Also, if you can afford it, consider paying a professional to create a awesome trailer.
How did you go with your avid media game capture hd device? I'd love to see some video if you've got any examples

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11-13-2012, 10:49 AM
#14
All our stuff is recorded with avermedia card as well. We have to use a workaround in order to bypass the HDCP though, but its an easy one.
11-13-2012, 02:49 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
All our stuff is recorded with avermedia card as well. We have to use a workaround in order to bypass the HDCP though, but its an easy one.
With the Avermedia Game Broadcaster you shouldn't need a workaround for HDCP. It's been several months since I've used it - trying to remember if I used the iPad 2 or 3. But I just plug it in and it works. I think you need to use the VGA adapter though, not the HDMI, maybe that's the trick. Sorry, memory is a little fuzzy.

Anyways, it works really well. I used it for this video - compressed of course for Youtube. Try to ignore the music.

http://www.mdigitalmedia.com/daredevildave2/index.htm

I bought the wrong card first but their tech support (online) is pretty good and I exchanged it. Crappy and ugly UI but it's really easy to set up and use.

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Find out about the upcoming Daredevil Dave 2!!!

The best place for info is right here in this thread at TA!
11-14-2012, 08:06 PM
#16
Reflection works for me but...

Reflection works for me but the Audio can be hit or miss. Sometimes I get a little hick-up and the sound will jitter. I generally replace the audio with a different soundtrack for my game videos anyway so it all works out for me. I'm still a noob when it comes to video anyway but I'm getting better.



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11-14-2012, 10:33 PM
#17
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Originally Posted by dprichard View Post
Reflection works for me but the Audio can be hit or miss. Sometimes I get a little hick-up and the sound will jitter. I generally replace the audio with a different soundtrack for my game videos anyway so it all works out for me. I'm still a noob when it comes to video anyway but I'm getting better.



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11-15-2012, 02:43 AM
#18
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Originally Posted by wearepinata View Post
How did you go with your avid media game capture hd device? I'd love to see some video if you've got any examples
Ok, finally got a chance yesterday to sit down and have a play with the Avid Media Capture HD.

Firstly, If you are buying this for iOS recording only, then DON'T. The device itself is very nice and easy to use, however I ran into a problem when trying to connect an iPad.

You see the Media Center HD uses component cables(5 x RCA plugs) for input. This is fine because apple sells an AV component cable for iDevices.
Problem is MIRRORING is NOT supported with the component cable, only TV-OUT enabled apps are displayed through the cable(youtube app, videos, photos, etc). This means, if you want to record trailers with this device, then you'll need to incorporate tv-out functionality in you app/game. This isn't really a big problem, however it's not what I was expecting.

So I have a few options:
a) Enable my games for TV out.
b) Buy the "AV HDMI out" cable from apple and get a HDMI to COMPONENT convertor. (the HDMI cable and VGA(DSUB) cable will do MIRRORING)
c) Sell it and get a proven solution.


So, I'm leaning to option c) because if I choose a) I don't want to be limited to only recording my apps that i've enabled for TV-OUT. If I choose option b) then the cost of the whole set up becomes more than a Higher End capture card.

So moral of the story, If you want to record XBOX, PS3 or any other component connected device then the Avid Media Capture HD seems great. Easy to navigate and use. But If you want it for iOS video of anything, you are better off with a proven device like Elgato's or Avid's other options.

So.......any chance anyone wants to buy a near BRAND NEW Avid Media Capture HD??

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11-15-2012, 01:49 PM
#19
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there are alot of different aver media capture cards.. why did you go with the component one?

@ forsaken: as for hdmi out is hdcp enabled during games? would be odd.
11-15-2012, 02:18 PM
#20
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Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
there are alot of different aver media capture cards.. why did you go with the component one?

@ forsaken: as for hdmi out is hdcp enabled during games? would be odd.
I can confirm (having just tried it yesterday) that HDCP protection is enabled for everything that is output from an iDevice. (Using both an iPhone 4S and an iPad3)

So using a reflection/AirPlay app seems to be the easiest way to get your game onto your PC. Using the AV adapter is going to involve jumping through some hoops to bypass the HDCP protection.