It's by no means the most expensive console recording option out there, but at around £70 it's certainly a step up from the EasyCap. As with most things though, you get what you pay for. It allows you to play in 1080i resolution (which is 1920 x 1080 pixels), whilst recording in 480p.
It takes a component (YPbPr) video input together with the standard RCA audio input, and connects up to your PC with a USB port. The setup looks like this:
Only one set of component cables are included, so you'll need to purchase your console component cables separately. I bought a set of Wii Component Cables for less than a fiver.
My first impressions of the Roxio - it looks smart and comes in cool packaging!
The Roxio also comes with some decent looking software.
Basically split into two separate programs. One for capturing footage, and one for editing and sharing footage.
The Capture side is all quite simple. Select the output format (either AVI, WMV or DIVX), the path you wish to save the file, then hit the massive bright green capture button.
You can then edit your footage using Roxio VideoWave. This is basically a trimmed down version of Sony Vegas Pro, but does just about everything you'll need for basic video editing. Stuff like cropping, panning, splitting, adding overlays and video effects. For more details, check out the official Roxio Game Capture Website.
So, what's the capture quality like!? Well here is some output from Just Dance 3:
Overall, I'm happy with the Roxio Game Capture. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, with minimal hassle. The quality is far superior to the EasyCap due to the 480p recording resolution. So, definitely recommended for anyone serious about recording HD console footage to share on YouTube.
Furthermore, Roxio have excellent product support. I found the Roxio Community Forum most useful.comments powered by Disqus