Hauppauge have been creating a plethora of TV oriented products now for many years and today we are looking at their Colossus video recording card which can capture real time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. Is this ideal for capturing video console footage?
Hauppauge currently make several products that can record video such as their USB based HD PVR, an external device which compliments the PCIe card we are testing today.
The bundle is extensive. It contains a software disc (with Arcsoft ShowBiz and WinTV V7), remote controller with batteries, two sets of component cable adapters, component cables, IR blaster and receiver cable. This IR blaster can let the end user change channels on a set top box directly via the Colossus.
The card has an HDMI port, A/V Input, A/V Output, Optical Input, Optical Output and IR Blaster output. It is worth mentioning that the HDMI input will not work with encrypted video sources. For those interested, the card can record 5.1 surround sound.
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