StarTech.com USB Video Capture Card – Standalone – 1080p Game Capture Card – USB Video Capture Card – HDMI Capture Card : Issue with sound recording

Bought on a lightening deal and a great item at this price.

Capable box, limited by awful software that’s easily fixable. . This device is sold under many different guises, the startech usb2hdcaps &maplin game capture hd to name a few. Depending on the brand the priceof the device varies from £39 – £150+. I purchased the maplin version(now discontinued) at around £40. The oem (maxmediatek – now defunct) name for it was the hs602-t. Afterdoing a little research i discovered that it has uart pins whichallowed me to hook up a uart-usb converter and see how the device actuallyworks. The boot mechanism appears to be on the pl330b (encoder) chip itself. The switch on the box just tells the chip to reset into each mode, thendepending on each mode it either stays in a basic mode, direct-to pc capture,or for the other modes switches to a custom built linux system on the nand flash. The linux system itself, running on kernel 2. 8-arm1ql300, ispretty basic, it’s just busybox, some bash scripts, the remote control software,and some demo bits which make me think the original intended use wasan ip camera. Now on to the software/streaming mode – which is the only reason i got this box. —-as the windows software ‘shareview’ is bloody awful, i decided totry and reverse engineer how the software and box talk to one another,so that i could write my own control software in python & use it on othersystems (like the raspberry pi). The pc software basically just sends a udp broadcast message with thename of the device & waits for a response.

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Not for professionals or serious gamers. The device works ok as a standalone streaming device, however the twitch settings are out of date and do not work, entering the twitch rtsp servers and key under the custom settings works, however i have noticed in general the streaming has a tendency to go out of sync with the audio no matter where you’re streaming it to, the video streaming quality is fair, but suffers momentary quality distortions when the image is moving fast (compression blurring) and there are no settings to tweak this. The sd card function works well, the video quality is saves is decent so useful for video editing. The usb function is next to useless unless you use a windows machine to plug it in to, there are no drivers available for mac or linux, and it does not appear as a v4l generic video device, so if you plan on using it with a mac or linux machine, you are stuck using the streaming function to pull it in to software like obs, which as i mentioned suffers compression artefacts and drift in the audio.

Good product does what it says but you need a full hd tv.

Startech usb2hdcaps in 2017. Nice easy to use bit of kit, works with consoles and pc’s among other hdmi devices; its ideal for using with re-stream services, twitch, mixer and more. Same idea as the elgato devices but with more input support, and this supports the ability to record directly to an sd card too which are really cheap, it can also record directly to your hdd on your pc. This device can be managed from the software it ships with, and can also be start and stoped via the one touch button on the top of the device. This device unlike the elgato can be connected directly to your router via a ethernet and connected to your pc too. It has a switch on the side which enables you to chose to record as a dvr, stream mode (twitch, mixer, youtube, restream) and a record to sd card mode5/5.

StarTech.com USB Video Capture Card – Standalone – 1080p Game Capture Card – USB Video Capture Card – HDMI Capture Card : Having problems recording sound, at the moment can’t resolve it.

Good product does what it says but you need a full hd tv.

Not for professionals or serious gamers. The device works ok as a standalone streaming device, however the twitch settings are out of date and do not work, entering the twitch rtsp servers and key under the custom settings works, however i have noticed in general the streaming has a tendency to go out of sync with the audio no matter where you’re streaming it to, the video streaming quality is fair, but suffers momentary quality distortions when the image is moving fast (compression blurring) and there are no settings to tweak this. The sd card function works well, the video quality is saves is decent so useful for video editing. The usb function is next to useless unless you use a windows machine to plug it in to, there are no drivers available for mac or linux, and it does not appear as a v4l generic video device, so if you plan on using it with a mac or linux machine, you are stuck using the streaming function to pull it in to software like obs, which as i mentioned suffers compression artefacts and drift in the audio.

Startech usb2hdcaps in 2017. Nice easy to use bit of kit, works with consoles and pc’s among other hdmi devices; its ideal for using with re-stream services, twitch, mixer and more. Same idea as the elgato devices but with more input support, and this supports the ability to record directly to an sd card too which are really cheap, it can also record directly to your hdd on your pc. This device can be managed from the software it ships with, and can also be start and stoped via the one touch button on the top of the device. This device unlike the elgato can be connected directly to your router via a ethernet and connected to your pc too. It has a switch on the side which enables you to chose to record as a dvr, stream mode (twitch, mixer, youtube, restream) and a record to sd card mode5/5.

Bought on a lightening deal and a great item at this price.

Capable box, limited by awful software that’s easily fixable. . This device is sold under many different guises, the startech usb2hdcaps &maplin game capture hd to name a few. Depending on the brand the priceof the device varies from £39 – £150+. I purchased the maplin version(now discontinued) at around £40. The oem (maxmediatek – now defunct) name for it was the hs602-t. Afterdoing a little research i discovered that it has uart pins whichallowed me to hook up a uart-usb converter and see how the device actuallyworks. The boot mechanism appears to be on the pl330b (encoder) chip itself. The switch on the box just tells the chip to reset into each mode, thendepending on each mode it either stays in a basic mode, direct-to pc capture,or for the other modes switches to a custom built linux system on the nand flash. The linux system itself, running on kernel 2. 8-arm1ql300, ispretty basic, it’s just busybox, some bash scripts, the remote control software,and some demo bits which make me think the original intended use wasan ip camera. Now on to the software/streaming mode – which is the only reason i got this box. —-as the windows software ‘shareview’ is bloody awful, i decided totry and reverse engineer how the software and box talk to one another,so that i could write my own control software in python & use it on othersystems (like the raspberry pi). The pc software basically just sends a udp broadcast message with thename of the device & waits for a response.

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