AverMedia Live Gamer Extreme : Fantastic product, market leader!

I had previously used xplit etc straight to youtube but there was lag in the stream i asked people for advice and they said my p. I bought this to stream flight sim, i had previously used xplit etc straight to youtube but there was lag in the stream i asked people for advice and they said my pc spec was fine for streaming without a card but i bought one anyway, initially i thought the product was very good it did seem to speed things up but when i took a closer look at the quality of the video and compared to shadow play etc i saw that the software i already had provided a much better picture quality, i don’t think this is a fault of the device i just think it’s how it was designed, it doesn’t quite look like 1080p to me, (i have a 4k monitor ) that maybe the reason but i decided to return mine because i was getting better results without spending the money on this. I recommend it if your screen is a 1080p resolution but if it’s higher i wouldn’t buy it because it’s just going to annoy you with the fact it’s not as crisp as your used to.

Deliever was fast and correct. Product looks and works great. However, you don’t get ac power adapter for the product which you need if you play pc-free mode which is definity a loop on manufacturer. I got lucky so my smart tv has 5v-1a usb connector so i use it as a power source. Also, pc-free mode you need 2 hdmi cables and you only get 1. Lucky again, you prolly have one from your consol so that is a minor setback. Their staff and tech support is great. If not for missing ac power adapter, it would be 5*.

AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme (LGX) – Get started on YouTube and Twitch – USB 3.0 Game capture card, Record and stream in Full HD 1080p60 PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PC games, Uncompressed videos, Ultra low latency and Audio mixing (GC550)

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  • Record and stream PS4, Xbox one, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintenso Switch, PC gameplays
  • Capture raw uncompressed data in 1080p60, record and stream smoothly with ultra low latency
  • Audio mix-in support: support second audio source mix-in (AUX or MIC in) to add your own background music or commentary
  • Compatible with streaming application such as XSplit or OBS, and broadcast to YouTube, Twitch, Ustream right out of the box
  • Support facecam and image overlay(PIP), Live Editing, Trimming, Merging, and Time-Shifting

Now that i managed to set it up, it works fine. I haven’t used too much, but i don’t expect any issues with it. Also, i have not tried the pc-less mode yet. Just a word of warning it did not work for me on a usb3 port. Was not detected, upon driver install got blue screen (several times) and generally no indication what’s wrong. Most forum/youtube/whatever search hits found unrelated issues/solutions. In the end – i can’t even remember why – i plugged it to a usb2 port and it was recognized immediately, install finished successfully and device worked as expected.

Fantastic product, market leader. Had no problems with this its a great unit. With inline power from the supplied usb cable its great as avoids a separate cable. The stock software is great, but would greatly recommend using software like x-split or obs for streaming or capture due to the easy streaming/capture and additional functionality they offer. The unit runs very well, with no noise and very little heat generation. The picture quality is top notch and setup is a doddle, first time cappers and experience cappers a like will love this unit and the ability to customise the top cover is a welcome feature. Really impressed by this great product from avermedia.

Good:-greater starter equipment-value for money-small-easy to setup-capable of live streaming-can begin recording at the click of a button on top of the device-audio and video qualitybad:-audio drift if the video bit rate is set too high (above 8 mbps). This is an issue if the customer is looking for a device capable of recording gameplay at a very high bit rate with no problems. I personally recommend purchasing a more expensive device if that is the case. It should be noted that an 8 mbps bit rate is absolutely fine for 1080p youtube videos. Some notes:-device can’t output videos in 60 fps-hdmi cable included would he niceconclusion: overall i think this device is a great start for someone interested in recording their gameplay. It offers a lot of value for the cost and is easily accessible to pretty much anyone. It is perfect for console live streaming and 1080p youtube, just make sure to change the default bit rate from 12 mbps to 8 mbps – otherwise you will get terrible audio drift.

AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme (LGX) – Get started on YouTube and Twitch – USB 3.0 Game capture card, Record and stream in Full HD 1080p60 PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PC games, Uncompressed videos, Ultra low latency and Audio mixing (GC550) : Handles 144hz stream from my gaming pc to my laptop then out to twitch, no problem. . Takes a bit of twidling to get it all working the way you want it to. I’m using it on windows 10 on my laptop, streaming from my desktop. I’m using the shareware app voicemeeter to stream my audio through the hdmi as well as through my headset and i’ve opened a skype conversation between myself and the laptop so i can present to it without having to worry about cable configurations. If you have any questions about my streaming setup i’ll be pleased to expand this review.

Amazing product, no lag noticeable. Used this in a video wall configuration. The card was used to allow laptops to connect our eyefinity setup pc in order to display the laptop on all 4 tvs. The reaction time of this card is unbelievable.When testing both a laptop and ps4 input, the lag was not noticeable, it felt the same as plugging the device directly into the tv. The software is great to use and very easy.

A great little card, especially for the price. Summary: for the price, i definitely can’t fault it. The only thing i’ve noticed with it is you will need to download the drivers and software for it at gamerzone. Avermedia which can be a problem if you have a dodgy internet connection or the person your buying it for does (maybe my computer just couldn’t find the drivers natively)build quality: the unit itself is very nicely built, small and compact and has a ring light that pulses differently or lights either red or blue depending on what status its in. The red symbol on the top of the device is also a button for 1-click easy access to the dedicated software but i found myself using a mouse for the software more as i prefer to cue myself in for commentary and gameplay. It comes with a hdmi in port for the recording and a hdmi out pass through port so your can connect it to an external device like a monitor or tv. 5mm jacks slots, one in and one out that can essentially be used for commentary or recording pc sound while still being able to hear it through speakers. Recording quality: i mostly record at 1280x720p for a much smoother editing phase and i found it can record all the way up to 60fps but i only noticed that framerate appear for that. Anything 1080p seems to only go to 30fps which to be fair still looks beautiful and fluent.

I had previously used xplit etc straight to youtube but there was lag in the stream i asked people for advice and they said my p. I bought this to stream flight sim, i had previously used xplit etc straight to youtube but there was lag in the stream i asked people for advice and they said my pc spec was fine for streaming without a card but i bought one anyway, initially i thought the product was very good it did seem to speed things up but when i took a closer look at the quality of the video and compared to shadow play etc i saw that the software i already had provided a much better picture quality, i don’t think this is a fault of the device i just think it’s how it was designed, it doesn’t quite look like 1080p to me, (i have a 4k monitor ) that maybe the reason but i decided to return mine because i was getting better results without spending the money on this. I recommend it if your screen is a 1080p resolution but if it’s higher i wouldn’t buy it because it’s just going to annoy you with the fact it’s not as crisp as your used to.

Best capture device out there. Absolutely love this bit of tech, i currently use it for streaming and recording clips for youtube videos off of xbox one and 360. One thing i love the most about this capture device which most other competitors don’t have is the pc-free mode to record on to a sdhc card without the use of a laptop or desktop whilst recording. When the clips are recorded simply put the sdhc card into your laptop and the quality will amaze you as its as clear as the light of day. Although if you are buying this for pc free mode, you will need to use a computer/laptop on first use. . And you may need to re-format the memory card (class 10 or better ) as it sometimes struggles to save on the default format.

Great recording device – but note that some sd cards are not supported. Ordered on 29/4/14, delivered 2/5/14. Was promised delivery 6/5/14 so was pleased i didn’t have to wait until after the bank holiday weekend. I spent all friday afternoon trying to this card to record from my wii u, after watching several youtube videos i still couldn’t get the thing to work. Connecting to my wii u (non pc)was a nightmare: every time i tried to get it to record the ‘hotkey’ would just flash red and blue. Turns out it was the sd card i was using, micro-sd cards are incompatible. Fortunately i had a 2gb toshiba sd card from my old nintendo 3ds which finally got it working. Now that it’s working i have just tested it by playing a level of the newly re-released yoshi’s island and it looks great. Am really looking forward to recording more game footage, and who knows, i might even get the courage to do commentary :p.

Amazing product, no lag noticeable. Used this in a video wall configuration. The card was used to allow laptops to connect our eyefinity setup pc in order to display the laptop on all 4 tvs. The reaction time of this card is unbelievable.When testing both a laptop and ps4 input, the lag was not noticeable, it felt the same as plugging the device directly into the tv. The software is great to use and very easy.

The right way to record games. Very easy to use, light in weight, and comes with all the cables you need. I was going to buy a dvd recorder for the job, but thought i should do it the right way and get this instead. Sd card sold separately, but not required if you have it plugged into your computer during recording. So far i’ve recorded 3 videos from the wii u, and i’m pleased with each resultfiles aren’t too big either, i think 10mins is about 2gb, so with a 128gb sdxc card, you’ll never run out of space. Worth the money if you’re into recording and uploading videos. Audio jack cable comes with the device, but you dont get a microphone with it, that is also sold separately if you want to record voice over.

Sadly i had to send it back, no not for any bad reasons. It is a great tool for streaming or recording and of what i used of it i had a good experience with it. So you ask why am i sending it back, well we need to go into my setup, i use a acer predator xb270h with g-sync that used display port only, so i plus this in with hdmi and cloned the desktop which was fine in some game but in the main game i stream it had problems with the game not loading it. So if you just have hdmi yeah get it, its great. But if you used display port(g-sync) don’t bother it will is more a pain.

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  1. The seller is amazing, the product however is not. The seller is amazing, the product however is not, the fault lies with avermedia since the capture card has a delay and sometimes stops the capture without warning.
  2. This review is from : AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme (LGX) – Get started on YouTube and Twitch – USB 3.0 Game capture card, Record and stream in Full HD 1080p60 PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PC games, Uncompressed videos, Ultra low latency and Audio mixing (GC550)

    The seller is amazing, the product however is not. The seller is amazing, the product however is not, the fault lies with avermedia since the capture card has a delay and sometimes stops the capture without warning.
    1. My boufriend bought this to take videos of his gameplays from the tv for his university course. He is studying games software engeneering and this was great for him. The item arrived on time amd eberything worked perfectly, he is super happy.
      1. My boufriend bought this to take videos of his gameplays from the tv for his university course. He is studying games software engeneering and this was great for him. The item arrived on time amd eberything worked perfectly, he is super happy.