StarTech.com - HD Digital Video Recorder - Black/Silver

Record HD-quality video with this StarTech USB video capture device. It has several video inputs, so you can save the video from different devices, including camcorders, security systems and servers. This StarTech USB video capture device records at 60fps to create crisp images, and it encodes the videos for use on any platform.
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Overview

What's Included


  • StarTech.com HD Digital Video Recorder
  • A/V breakout cable
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • YouTube

Flexible input solutions

With multiple A/V input options you can capture from a wide variety of sources including HDMI, DVI, VGA, and component, it is ideal for archiving analog video footage into a digital database.

1080p video at 60fps capture

Capture and record your video in HD 1080p from all the major A/V outputs to your PC and share it with your friends and family.

Live streaming

Stream your edited scenes on YouTube, Facebook or stream live to Twitch® or Justin.TV from your PC.

USB 3.0 interface

Connect to a PC to edit, capture and stream video. (This product will not work with USB 2.0 or 1.1 controllers).

H.264 encoding

Ensures your recordings will work on any platform, such as PC, Mac, iOS & Android.

NTSC and PAL systems supported

Supports 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

50%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I didn't have great success with this.

    Posted
    Mike

    It does capture video from many types of sources, but unfortunately I had constant problems with it dropping frames. This was especially apparent on interlaced content from old video games, as sometimes they used alternate fields to create transparency effects, or even to run the game at an effective 60FPS. I could achieve a full quality recording sometimes, but other times it would sometimes drop fields and destroy these effects, and I wasn't changing any settings between captures. Also, the drivers tended to crash if I configured them using anything but the capture software the device came with (not good for me as I was trying to use OBS, which actually did sometimes produce better output than the software the device came with, but still never perfect output). So, in the end, it was device that worked, but with disappointing quality. Note that some of these issues *could* be computer-related. I was able to get good quality recordings sometimes (not all the time) on my desktop, but I was never able to get a good quality recording on my laptop, despite using the same software, drivers, and settings. I don't know if you might have better luck with a faster computer or better graphics card than mine. But even in a worst-case scenario, it was still using less than 20% CPU on my systems, so it really should have been doing a better job. I am betting it's more of a driver issue than a hardware issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Video Recording

    Posted
    downtow
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    We have used this device for a few weeks now and it is behaving well. Installation was uneventful. We are using the composite video input ad the video quality is reasonable. Works much more reliably than the previous product we used.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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