Have you ever fancied producing your own videogame video reviews? Maybe you’ve wanted to produce achievement/trophy guides, or perhaps you want to record some of your greatest gaming triumphs? If this is the case then you should probably look into buying some sort of capture hardware. However choosing the right hardware is not as easy as you might think. There are dozens of products that are available on the market right now, each with varying results and different demands.
With this in mind we thought it would be worth bringing an inexpensive device called Roxio Game Capture to your attention. This is an ideal product for gamers as it is an easy-to-use hardware and software solution that enables the real-time capture of gameplay videos from both Xbox 360 and PS3 without putting a strain on your computer or requiring you to buy expensive video editing software.
The best thing about this hardware is that it allows you to play your game on your TV while Game Capture records your footage to the PC – so no straining your eyes trying to see your gameplay footage on a tiny window on your PC screen!
Users may play games in HD at 1080i resolution on the TV while recording their gameplay to the PC in 480p, which is more than enough for facebook and youtube. Game Capture outputs to AVI, WMV, DivX, and MP4, meaning that the file sizes are manageable, not taking up too much hard drive space, and ideal for upload to YouTube and other sharing sites.
You can also produce screen shots which can be saved as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP or GIF file types.
The quick-to-set-up USB hardware capture device is small and portable, includes component video and stereo audio inputs, and ships with component, RCA audio, and USB cables, meaning everything you need to get started is there out of the box.
It also comes bundled easy-to-use video editing software that lets users edit their gameplay footage together complete with transitions, commentary, background music tracks, titles, and animated credits.
For PC gamers, Roxio also have software that records PC gameplay footage in real-time, at standard definition, without the need for a hardware capture device. Roxio PC Game Capture not only provides a more complete solution than most others (including easy capture, editing, and one-click posting), but it also enables gamers to spend less time managing and posting files and instead spend more time playing.
Roxio Game Capture for Xbox 360 and PS3 has a suggested retail price of £79.99 and Roxio PC Game Capture is available for about £39.99. You can get more information directly from their site http://www.ebuzzing.co.uk/rd/33940_3916_532366_35053_26183_63216/www.roxio.com/eng/products/game-capture/default.html but for the average gamer this looks to be a fantastic way to produce your own gameplay videos.