This thread will inform people what type of capture card that fits them to record their Xbox gameplay. We will start with the less expensive ones and work our way up. Standard Definition Television Dazzle Video Creator Plus $90-$100, comes with software, easy to use. Spoiler I have personal experience with this product. I brought one a couple months ago to record Mw2 gameplay. The products works but not anything past that. If you are serous about uploading great gameplay on a daily basis, don't buy this product. Dazzle works well and gets the capture, but it won't work a lot and if your computer is slow your footage will lag a lot. Pinnacle is a good company and has good customer service. Dazzle Footage Set Up Roxio Video Capture USB $100-$110, easy to use, ready out of the box. Spoiler This is a fairly new capture device from Roxio and it is compatible with most operating systems out of the box. This device costs around the same price range as the Dazzle capture devices but is in a lot smaller package. This product is great for users with a standard definition TV. This comes with a software and a great product to get started today. USB Capture + Set Up Home DVD Recorder $100-$130, no size limit. Spoiler Though I have not actually worked with this device I have heard many reviews. This product is made for someone that already owns a home DVD Recorder. If you already have a DVD recorder you do not need to buy anything. Since this is a recorder you don't need to worry about the size limit of your video which is very handy. Because of this it will not make separate video files which can be a huge pain searching though hours of footage. I do not recomend this device if you are planning to record a lot, go with the dazzle. DVD Recorder Footage + Set Up HD Definition Television Hava HD Device $150, records in standard, captures in HD. Spoiler The Hava is also a newer device that allows you to play in High Def and record your Xbox 360 gameplay at the same time in standard definition. It is quite expensive for a standard def recording device but it is a small price to pay for someone who has paid a few thousand dollars for a HD-TV and wants the full benefit of it while recording their game play. It also will has many more uses than system than a game specific capture device. Footage + Set Up Hauppauge HD PVR $200, records and captures in HD. Spoiler This is the best product on the market. Though it is more expensive then the others, its works great and the HD footage is amazing.This device captures FULL 720p or 1080i HD video in a variety of formats and is worth the money for anyone interested in capturing their gaming in extremely high quality. 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Intensity Pro works with uncompressed SD or HD video, and compressed codecs such as ProRes, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, JPEG, HDV and DV! Intensity Pro is a professional editing card featuring maximum real time effects in Apple Final Cut Pro™ and Adobe Premiere Pro™, with full support for both uncompressed and compressed AVI and QuickTime files. Intensity Pro also has full integration with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Fusion. Intensity Shuttle, the world’s first 10 bit HD/SD editing solution for USB 3.0 Windows computers! Simply plug in Intensity Shuttle and get access to incredible quality 10 bit HDMI, analog component, composite and s-video capture and playback. Intensity Shuttle’s innovative design is compact and portable, plus you can plug inline with your cables because input connections are on one side, and output connections on the other! Intensity Shuttle powers from the USB 3.0 connection so you don’t need cumbersome power supplies. Intensity Shuttle comes ready with advanced video technology such as HDMI 1.3 and 1080p electronics, so it will grow as faster high performance USB 3.0 computers are released in the future! Source: http://www.blackmagi...ucts/intensity/ Blackmagic Ultra Spoiler Price= $895 UltraStudio Pro Workflow Driver Compatibility Quality Revolution Tech Specs UltraStudio Pro is the world’s first broadcast quality SD/HD capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers! UltraStudio Pro combines the latest broadcast technology into an attractive ultra-thin design that looks great on your desktop! With the incredible speed of USB 3.0 running at a massive 4.8 Gb/s, UltraStudio Pro easily has enough speed for the highest quality uncompressed 10 bit HD video with the maximum possible real time effects! Innovative Design UltraStudio Pro’s innovative design looks great on your desktop while hiding the cables behind the unit. With dozens of audio and video connections built-in, you can keep your studio neat and clean! UltraStudio Pro includes audio level meters for accurate audio level calibration. UltraStudio Pro’s chassis is machined from solid metal with high grip silicon feet, so it’s strong enough to withstand the most harsh broadcast environments. Advanced Broadcast Technology UltraStudio Pro packs state of the art broadcast technology into an impossibly thin design. You get more video and audio connections, high quality up, down and cross conversion, full 10 bit video, internal SD keying and more!UltraStudio Pro also includes a massive number of video and audio connections including 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite, s-video, 4 channel analog audio, 2 channel AES/EBU audio, genlock/tri-sync and RS422 deck control connections. UltraStudio Pro even includes a broadcast quality 7 foot/2 meter breakout cable, so you’ll save hundreds of dollars on expensive professional cables! There’s even an independent SDI output that’s down converted for simultaneous HD and SD monitoring while you work! The built-in up, down and cross converter lets you edit in one format, and then output to any HD or SD format! Incredible Speed USB 3.0 UltraStudio Pro takes advantage of the new SuperSpeed™ USB 3.0 to allow highest quality 10 bit HD video capture and playback! SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the new USB connection standard for computers that’s 10 times faster than regular USB. That’s a blistering 4.8 Gb/s, which easily handles the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed 1080HD video. UltraStudio Pro supports x58 and P55 series or better Windows™ computers, and all you need to do is simply plug in to install! Connect to Anything Connects to a massive range of video and audio equipment for capture and playback in SD and HD! You get separate connections for 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite, s-video, 2 ch AES/EBU, 4 ch XLR analog audio, down converted SD-SDI output, genlock/tri-sync and deck control. Perfect for HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, televisions and more! Powerful Image Processor UltraStudio Pro includes a fast video processor for incredible 10 bit quality hardware up, down and cross conversion! Now you can edit once and deploy in SD, 720HD or 1080HD while leaving all CPU time dedicated to real time effects. You can also select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and pillar-box 4:3 video! When working in HD video, down conversion lets you monitor in SD and HD at the same time with s-video and composite video outputs active. High Quality For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, UltraStudio Pro includes incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter. UltraStudio Pro features a total of 10 on board power supplies to isolate high precision analog electronics from digital noise, so you get pristine quality analog video and audio. UltraStudio Pro provides all the quality you need for the most demanding broadcast environments and ensures your work retains that wonderful film look! Professional Quality Audio UltraStudio Pro features a massive 4 channels of balanced professional analog audio in and out, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio in and out, for broadcast quality and sample accurate AV sync. UltraStudio Pro also includes a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input, so you can connect to any digital audio device, from either synchronized or un-synchronized sources. UltraStudio Pro includes 8 channels of SDI embedded audio perfect for Premiere Pro's multi channel audio support. UltraStudio Pro can switch it's analog audio output 3 and 4 to AES/EBU digital audio outputs for an extra 2 AES/EBU digital audio outputs! UltraStudio Pro is perfect for 5.1 surround sound editing! More HD Real Time Effects UltraStudio Pro lets you create as fast as your mind works, because you get more HD real time effects! Unlike FireWire which is only half the data speed of HD video and needs to use heavy video compression to handle HD playback, USB 3.0 eliminates this bottleneck because at 4.8 Gb/s it easily handles native 10 bit HD video! This means UltraStudio Pro doesn’t waste CPU time compressing video just for playback, so all CPU time is dedicated to more HD real time effects. Built in Hardware SD Keyer! UltraStudio Pro includes an amazing quality standard definition digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That’s a total keying solution built right into UltraStudio Pro. The built-in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design’s Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. Built-in keying is perfect for live events. You can even key over HDMI and analog video! Includes Blackmagic Media Express! UltraStudio Pro includes Media Express so you can capture and play back video fast! Use Media Express to work with professional file formats for maximum quality. You can even create your own playlist. Media Express is fast and easy to use and supports Windows™ USB 3.0 computers for uncompressed, compressed and DPX video. You can also grab still frames directly from the UltraStudio Pro video input! Source: http://www.blackmagi...ultrastudiopro/ HDLink Spoiler Price= $495 HDLink Workflow Software Quality Tech Specs Eliminate the high cost of HDTV monitoring with HDLink - the world's most advanced full resolution 2D/3D HDTV and 2K monitoring for DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI monitors. Includes the quality of 4:4:4 SDI video, lookup tables via USB and analog audio outputs. HDLink will solve all your monitoring needs from only $495. Full Resolution HD Monitoring HDLink connects SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D and DisplayPort based LCD computer monitor for incredible true HDTV resolution video monitoring. HDLink includes 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution 2K film monitoring when connected to a large 30 inch DVI or DisplayPort display. With every individual pixel in the HD or 2K SDI connection digitally mapped directly to the pixels of the LCD display, you get a perfect digital-to-screen pixel for pixel HDTV or 2K display. Connect any HDMI television or video projector to HDLink for cinema style monitoring! Even large 23 inch CRT based monitors can’t display the full resolution of the HD-SDI signal, but with HDLink you see every pixel in the HD signal, so you'll always see a perfect image. You'll be amazed at the quality of High Definition or 2K video when you monitor via HDLink for the first time. There’s simply no higher resolution HDTV monitoring possible! Supports both DVI and HDMI HDLink supports all DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays and also includes HDMI video support. HDMI supports video at 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94 and 720p/59.94 on any HDMI device. DVI-D and DisplayPort supports displays at 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution for all 1080 HDTV formats. When working in 720 HDTV formats you can even use lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display for pixel for pixel 720p viewing. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale to fill the screen making viewing easier. Because most computer displays are limited to approximately a 60 Hz refresh rate, HDLink will automatically apply pull-down to allow video frame rates to be displayed. HDLink includes a built-in Power PC processor allowing automatic adjustment of native display resolutions using VESA E-EDID1.3. World's Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI in 4:4:4 HDLink introduced the world’s first full HDTV resolution 4:4:4 monitoring solution that supports both standard definition SDI, HD-SDI and HD-SDI 4:4:4 for full resolution color monitoring. HD-SDI 4:4:4 features twice the color resolution. Conventional SD and HD video is 4:2:2 based, which limits color detail while 4:4:4 HD video preserves the full color detail which is important for critical keying and feature film work. HDLink Pro is the first solution for the new high speed 3 Gb/s SDI standard for 4:4:4 RGB and 2K film monitoring. 3 Gb/s SDI runs twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI video, allowing 4:4:4 RGB video to be connected using a single SDI connection. 3 Gb/s SDI also allows full resolution 2K feature film quality 2048 x 1556 video to be connected via SDI. Affordable 3D SDI Monitoring Now HDLink Pro supports 3D monitoring for the latest 3D production workflows! HDLink Pro 3D lets you display both dual stream as well as interleaved 3D inputs and then display them on any compatible 3D DVI display or HDMI television. When used with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort also supports HDMI 1.4 for compatibility with the latest full resolution 3D televisions! Built in Optical Fiber The HDLink Optical Fiber model is the world's first broadcast monitoring solution with built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber easily handles long distances, is low cost, and optical fiber cables last virtually forever because you can keep plugging them into faster equipment in the future, and the same cables will go much faster. Optical fiber cables can be installed by your local electrician, and the cables can be purchased from your local electrical wholesaler. That's because optical fiber is used all the time in computer networking, so it's low cost and commonly available! Now you can build a native optical fiber facility! Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K HDLink supports all SDI based formats from standard definition NTSC/PAL to HD-SDI 1080 and 720 and even 2K film resolution when used with DVI displays. HDLink features 3 Gb/s SDI, so also works with real time 2K monitoring as used on Blackmagic Design's Multibridge Eclipse, Multibridge Pro and DeckLink HD Extreme. With HDLink you'll get the best image quality possible with format compatibility guaranteed years into the future. HDLink's SDI video input automatically switches between SD, HD and 2K. Unlike CRT based monitors, HDLink also supports all HDTV frame rates and formats including progressive HD formats. SMPTE 352M video payload identification ancillary data is used for automatic input format recognition and RGB/YUV color space detection. Color precision is at an incredible 10 bit in both SD and HD formats. Video data is automatically rounded down to the bit depth of the connected LCD display for superior viewing quality. Color Management via 3D Lookup Tables For matching LCD display colorimetry and simulating various types of film stocks, HDLink Pro model features more advanced 3D lookup tables. Advanced 3D lookup tables increase color control because a blend of red, green and blue video can be output to each primary color on the connected display. Only advanced 3D lookup tables can give full color control for accurate simulation of almost any feature film stock. Lookup tables are fully adjustable via a high speed USB 2.0 host computer connection using the included HDLink Utility software for Windows and Mac OS X. Custom lookup tables also allow film industry log video to be converted to linear for monitoring when used for feature film work. Preset gamma tables for Panasonic™ and Grass Valley Thomson Viper cine-gamma are included. Supports LCD Displays HDLink supports DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays. For 1080 and 720 HDTV formats, a 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution display is recommended. However, if you’re working in 720 HDTV formats only, then a lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display is recommended. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale up the displayed image to fill the display making viewing easier. Because most computer displays are limited to approximately a 60 Hz refresh rate, HDLink will automatically apply pull-down to allow video frame rates to be displayed. HDLink includes a built-in Power PC processor allowing automatic adjustment of native display resolutions using VESA E-EDID1.3. Analog Audio Monitoring Output Audio outputs are de embedded from the SDI input and then converted to analog at an incredible 24 bit. HDLink supports 6 channels out allowing easy monitoring of 5.1 surround sound audio. Audio is output on RCA connectors so you can easily connect to standard HiFi systems. If the connected display requires pull-down processing then HDLink will apply a variable audio delay ensuring perfect audio to video sync. To protect speakers and eliminate loud pops and other audio glitches, HDLink gently mutes the audio if video formats change or when SDI signals are connected and disconnected. Three Fantastic Models HDLink is available in three models to match your workflow needs. If you need Dual Link 4:4:4 monitoring then HDLink Pro DVI or HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort models are ideal at only $495. If you don't need Dual Link 4:4:4, as you're running a 3 Gb/s SDI facility, and you need optical fiber SDI built in, then HDLink Optical Fiber is perfect at only $795. Source: http://www.blackmagi...roducts/hdlink/ Blitzboz HD Spoiler Price= $129 The BlitzBox HD Video Game Capture Card connects your game console to your HDTV and PC at the same time, allowing you to record / stream your game from a PC (in standard def), while watching on your HDTV during play. The BlitzBox HD allows users to play on their HDTV sets in all HD gaming modes (480/720/1080) Includes Ulead VideoStudio® video editing and DVD authoring software suite. Easily produce professional-looking videos. Package Includes: • Ulead VideoStudio® • Audio / Video RCA Cables • Power Adapter • Installation & Driver CD • Instructions card Source: http://www.blitzcast...litzbox_HD.html DVI frame grabbers Spoiler Price= $1000 - $2000 DVI2USB is our most versatile frame grabber and allows you to capture DVI, VGA, and HDMI signals at resolutions up to 1920×1200. All of our DVI frame grabbers are compatible with non-protected HDMI video sources, providing the appropriate HDMI-to-DVI adapter is used. Reasons to choose Epiphan DVI frame grabbers: Compact external devices, easy to transport between different locations, rugged enough to withstand the stresses of an industrial environment Support for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux Free SDK and API with examples letting you use frame grabbers as part of your own solution USB or Ethernet-based solutions that work with virtually every modern computer Free software that lets you capture, record, and broadcast any VGA or DVI stream in resolutions up to 2048×2048 and rates in excess of 60 frames per second Source: http://www.epiphan.c...CFQqAgwodvnNOHw AVerTV USB HD DVR Spoiler Price = $189 Spoiler [/center]Get ready to be blown away with the high quality of H.264 Hardware Compression Technology. The AVerTV USB HD DVR records High Definition Digital Video up to 1080i, via Component and Analog Video content via S-Video/Composite. With the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, users will have the flexibility of connecting directly to their laptop or desktop computer. Witness True HD Content With HDMI out playback, simply connect your Cable / Satellite Set-top-box, Video Camcorder or Game Console to capture High Definition and Analog video content to record, save and share recorded content with family and friends. Looking for more? Through the built-in Hardware Encoding, the AVerTV USB HD DVR provides you with superior true color picture images, with low CPU consumption. In addition, the included IR Blaster can be set-up to change your Set-top-box TV channels automatically, for total control of your scheduled recordings. AVerMedia Gives You More Get access to schedule all of your recordings with TitianTV.com, which is an online iEPG (internet Electronic Program Guide). With AVerScheduler, which is bundled with the USB HD DVR, you will never again miss your favorite HDTV programs. You can set-up and configure AVerScheduler to turn on your Set-top-box, chose desired channel and start recording at the scheduled time, automatically. ArcSoft application is also a part of this incredible package. This software is equipped with Media Converter features, allowing users to Capture, Playback, and Edit Video media content recordings. Users can easily convert their High Definition recorded content into portable media format and upload to their iPod, iPhone, PSP or any other mobile media device. The AVerTV USB HD DVR, enhanced featuresand bundle software allows you to witness true HD content from the best of the best. Source: http://www.avermedia...ail.aspx?Id=488 Found by imKING Thanks for reading. If you have any other questions about products I will tell you about them.