I'm looking to get a capture card so that I can record my game play videos and what not. What's the best HD capture card and what's the best HQ capture card. Post prices as well. I don't want to break the bank, so HQ might be the highest that I go.
9th September 2007
I'm assuming this is for PC:
This is the highest rated one I found
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Why not just use something like FRAPS to record videos with?
No, it's to capture gameplay from my 360.
The most common game capture is typically done via software, using the highly acclaimed tool Fraps. You DO however need to make sure your sound device can record the sound properly with Fraps. Some don't work so well with it. Since Fraps captures uncompressed video though, you DO need to have fairly good spec depending on what size and frame rate of clips you want to capture.
Quite frankly though I'm not sure whether it's possible to use a PC to capture games played on the 360. You could probably capture the video since you can hook up a monitor to a 360 and Fraps basically captures what's on screen, but I'm not sure whether you'd be able to capture and/or sync the audio.
If you DO get it to work but have sync problems, let me know. I've recently been learning more about VirtualDub's A/V syncing abilities and found it can to a degree sync even progressively stretched sync problems depending on the settings you use. It's not done via the audio sync feature though (Interleaving).
See, what I'm trying to do is record gameplay from CoD, take it into either SV8 or WMM (depends on the computer I'm on), edit it, and upload it to youtube.
Upon further checking, it appears Fraps only works for PC games or older console emulators. Most info I've found on how people capture console gameplay on a PC is via a device called Dazzle, which if you get the Platinum version comes with software to do the recording and records all Hz ranges of console games, which can vary. There are others too that come with software, but Dazzle seems to be the most common. You could probably also do it via capture card, but it may be more expensive that way. There's one cheap alternative to Dazzle by Sabrent that's only about $30, but I'm not sure you'd get good quality in that price range.