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AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875)

AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875)


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AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875)

AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875)
  • Stream and record Xbox, PlayStation or WiiU console gameplay
  • Capture in full HD 1080p with H.264 hardware encoder
  • Record stand-alone without PC directly to SD card
  • Ultra low latency streaming and recording
  • TimeShift - Record retroactively
  • Stream Engine - Allows compatibility for popular streaming software
  • Stream or share directly to YouTube, Twitch, and more with built-in commentary and RECentral software
Live Gamer Portable is a USB box that captures and streams your gameplay up to 1080p. Designed specifically for game lovers, this pocket-size capture device comes with on-board H.264 hardware encoder, which guarantees lower CPU usage and smaller file size even for full HD footages, not to mention the file format is extremely easy to work with for post-editing and uploading. Live Gamer Portable adopts HDMI and component connections as well as supports a wide range of resolutions, which make it applicable for both console and gaming PC. The HDMI pass-through function guarantees smooth HD gaming experience even while recording. On top of that, it can be directly connected to streaming platforms; you can even add live commentary when streaming up. From now on, sharing your legendary matches is no longer a dream.

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  1. 99 of 108 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Avermedia Live Gamer Portable – the one to beat!, May 9, 2013
    By 
    Xpressive Ink (Frisco, TX United States) –

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    This review is from: AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875) (Personal Computers)

    I had been using the Elgato Game Capture HD to record my gameplay and commentary videos for YouTube. Some games worked OK, others would continually give me a black screen that would flash on the gameplay monitor which made it impossible to make a video that didn’t have me stopping and waiting for the black screen to go away or flat out getting killed. I was well aware of the advanced tab and tried every last combination to rid myself of this problem, to no avail. The problem appeared to be game specific with some games working fine and others giving me the black screen. Honestly it wasn’t worth it to keep fiddling with the Elgato. I was about to look at the Hauppauge when I ran across the LGP and decided to give it a try.

    I got the Live Gamer Portable, unboxed it and decided to try out the PC-Free recording first since that was the simplest thing to set up and didn’t require me to move the laptop and everything else into the room that I record in. Setup was a breeze. 3 wires, turn on the system, start playing and hit the button on the top. (Make sure to format the SD card to FAT32 so it actually works). I decided to try the game that was giving me the endless Black screen issues on the Elgato as my test recording. Everything worked without a hitch. No black screens, no lag, no problems at all. I did several recordings of 15-20 minutes and then took the SD card out, plugged it into my laptop slot and viola – the video was there and looked great.

    Next I decided to bring the laptop in and setup for recording with commentary to see how that worked. Setup was simple, just like the Elgato. Just flip the switch on the LGP from PC-Free to PC capture, start the software and you are ready to go. I did have to play with the level of the microphone versus the game volume to get it just right, but that only took about 10 minutes of fiddling. Once everything was set I saved the profile and use that for my commentary videos.

    One thing I will point out comparing the Elgato to the LGP – the LGP does all of the work for you and uses a lot less system resources than the Elgato when recording on the PC. I don’t use a top of the line laptop to record and with the Elgato I had to record at a max of 720p at the lowest quality settings in order to not get frame drops. Using the exact same laptop and the LGP I am able to record at 60fps and at the highest quality settings without frame drops or lag. The Elgato has a very noticeable lag from the game monitor to what you are seeing in the preview window of the software on your PC. If you are not careful and don’t wait for the system to catch up, you can lose a couple of seconds of your recording and cut off the end of your commentary.

    The LGP does not have the lag issues, probably because the capture device does all the conversion right there before it hits your PC. With the Elgato, you have to wait for the system to convert the video and if your system isn’t very powerful, you will have to wait for the conversion to finish before you record again or risk frame drops and messed up audio sync. With the LGP, what goes to your computer is the finished video, no waiting for conversion and no drain on system resources.

    A couple of other things which make the LGP a better device:

    You have the choice of recording your commentary as a separate audio file. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, if you decide your commentary wasn’t that great and that you would rather just put up the gameplay video, you will have to re-record or spend a lot of time editing out your commentary in another piece of software. With the LGP, you just throw away the commentary file and use the video without having to do any more work. That’s a real win! If you don’t want to do the commentary as a separate file with the LGP you also have the option to go ahead and record it as one file, just like the Elgato does. The big difference is that you have a choice as to how you want to record your commentary. You don’t risk having to re-record or spend time editing out bad commentary.

    PC-free recording is a huge advantage, especially if you either don’t have a pc near your gaming station or if you just want to take the device to a friend’s house to do some recording. Add to all of that the fact that you can put the device on your PC and record to you SD card without using system resources while PC gaming and you just have another plus that the Elgato can’t match.

    For me, the LGP is the superior device. It gives me more options as to how I am going to record. It allows me to record PC-Free, even if I am gaming on the PC itself, which allows me to save system resources. The LGP fixed the black screen issue and the software that does the recording on your PC gives you more options as to how to record your commentary. IMHO the LGP is the device to get.

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  2. 101 of 112 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Sleek & Powerful, March 31, 2013
    By 
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    This review is from: AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable, Full HD 1080p Recording Without PC Directly to SD Card, Ultra Low Latency, H.264 Hardware Encoding, USB 2.0, High Definition Game Capture, Recorder, Streaming (C875) (Personal Computers)
    This is a very nice capture card. I have been using Avermedia capture cards for over a year now and this card is the newest and best capture device they have to offer when it comes to capturing gameplay. I Post gaming footage every day on my youtube channel and this card, along with the Live Gamer HD, have proven themselves to be real workhorses. With the new Rec Central software you have the option to scale the bitrate so you can choose between small file sizes or extreme quality.

    On a rare occasion maybe once out of 50 recordings the audio will desync or just not be there and the TS video format does not load audio in Sony Vegas. Often vegas will not recognize the correct frame rate of the video file which is easily corrected by checking “disable resample” but it would be nice if I didn’t have to do this. Minus 1 star for those reasons.

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  3. 95 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Live Gamer HD – From a Gamer, June 1, 2012
    By 
    Reason (Tennessee) –

    Hey – just to give you a brief background. I have been a Youtube Commentator & Streamer for a few years now. For the last several months I have been using the Hauppauge HD PVR for my capture device. I was interested in the Live Gamer HD because of its ability to deliver 1080P through HDMI. The PVR used component cables and could only output 720P.

    So far this is the best recorder I have ever used. I am no techie, but I got the capture card installed and running with no problem. The quality is outstanding and I LOVE the Easy Button that allows you to start & stop recordings painlessly. The recordings are easily managed and the output is MP4 in 1 file – no matching files together like you have to when using FRAPS.

    The capture software is sufficient and will allow you to record gameplay & stream. I tested the streaming through Recentral & XSplit and both worked flawlessly, however I recommend that serious streamers use Xsplit for the added feature of scenes.

    Avermedia is promoting Low CPU & help with dropped frames.

    My PC Specs Are: Intel i7-2700k 3.50 GHz |8 Gig Ram |NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 – It is a newer computer so it is hard to tell just how beneficial this is to me, but I can tell you that CPU usage stays low while using the program. I also had no issues with dropped frames on TwitchTV.

    I read other reviews that mentioned they were having trouble with Audio Sync and other issues. I can confirm that these issues WERE happening when the device was released, but Avermedia was pretty quick to upgrade firmware and push out updates to correct these problems. I wanted to mention that because I think it is important to recognize a company that keeps its users up-to-date with information and fixes issues promptly.

    I can tell you that the latest build is running great on my system.

    I created an in-depth Review & Walkthrough of what all is included and a quick tutorial of how to hookup your Live Gamer HD to Console & PC. I also demonstrate a quality test with 1080P HD Xbox360 & 1080P PC gameplay.

    Enjoy!
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