If you fancy yourself a professional computer game player, or if one of your friends is a professional and you’d like to know how he got so good at games, Elgato has announced the Game Capture HD, a small device about the size of a deck of cards that has the ability to capture video from game consoles while recording it onto a computer. This can be used to review your game progress and also to learn from your mistakes or to learn from the pros, or if you’ve ever wanted to upload game commentary onto websites like YouTube, then the Game Capture HD could be a device worth investing in.


The device will connect to the Xbox 360 via HDMI, or to the PlayStation 3 using an AV input. It will connect to both Mac and PCs via USB and is capable of capturing videos in 480i, 579p, 720p and 1080i quality and will encode them in H.264. If you’re planning on using the Game Capture HD with a Mac computer, OS X 10.7 is required along with a 2GHz dual-core processor or faster. Windows-based PCs will require Windows 7 and at least a 2GHz dual-core processor. The Game Capture HD will be available starting on the 1st of June for $200.

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