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Let’s say you’re playing your favorite video game on a console, and you just did something incredible. You’ll probably never be able to pull of this amazing feat again, and none of your friends will ever believe that you did it in it the first place. If you only you had some way to record your gaming sessions so you can show off the awesomeness that takes place while you play.

Well, what if I told you that you can? With the Elgato Game Capture HD, you can record gameplay from every video game console from the old school stuff all the way to the Xbox One. Best of all, we went out and purchased a unit to test, and now we are giving one away to a lucky reader. Whether you want to record your gameplay to make edits later on, or you want to stream it live on Twitch, this device has you covered.

Introducing the Elgato Game Capture HD

Streaming and recording video games has become a huge market. So huge, in fact, that both Sony and Microsoft have decided to add streaming on a system level in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That takes some of the usefulness away from the Elgato in the newest consoles, but if you are looking to capture large amounts of high-quality video, it’s still a useful device.

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As far as competition goes, it’s a pretty busy market out there for game capture devices. The three main competitors are theRoxio Game Capture HD PRO (which we reviewed Roxio Game Capture HD Pro Review and Giveaway Roxio Game Capture HD Pro Review and Giveaway Sharing your game playing sessions is all the rage nowadays, as the rise of Twitch.TV has shown. Every moment of the day, there are literally millions of people just watching other people play - it's... Read More ),AVerMedia – C875 Live Gamer Portable and the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition. Roxio offers the cheapest model with an recommended retail price of $149, while the AVerMedia and Hauppauge HD PVR 2 cost $179 and $199 respectively. The Elgato Game Capture HD falls right in the middle with its $179 price tag, so from a price standpoint, it’s very competitive. Keep in mind these are all recommended prices, and you will often be able to find these devices discounted from sites like Amazon.

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First Impressions

Upon opening the box, you will notice that the device comes with two inputs, an A/V and a HDMI. The A/V input is for consoles without HDMI and the PS3, and even though it uses component cables, it will work with composite outputs from retro consoles like the NES, Genesis, SNES, and many others. The HDMI works with all of your modern consoles except the PS3, and is, of course, the easiest way to hook everything up.

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The included HDMI cable is rather short, and the USB is of average length, so you will need to have your consoles relatively close to the computer in order to capture. If you need a little more distance, other cables will be required.

Aside from the short cables, the device itself makes a good first impression. It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket, so you can bring it with you to a friend’s house. It’s slick with a glossy black exterior, and it only has four small ports — two in, one out, and a USB — so it’s not cluttered up with excessive ports, maintaining the streamlined look and feel.

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Specifications

The device uses USB 2.0 for data transfer. I never saw any performance issues as far capturing data is concerned, even with the lack of USB 3.0. It is able to capture video at resolutions up to 1080p with a pass through frame rate of 60 FPS to the TV and 30 FPS in the capture video, which is quite solid, and pretty standard. Of course, it also captures lower resolutions, going all the way down to 240p for those retro consoles.

I mentioned previously that the Elgato Game Capture HD is very small and can be easily carried around. Allow me to back that claim up with some numbers: it’s 2.9 inches wide, 4.3 inches long, and 1 inch deep. You’ll find it about the same size as an older iPhone, only thicker. Of course, you will need to bring some cables with you, which cuts down the portability slightly, but it’s not something to complain about. And it really is nice to have the option to bring this with you when playing away from home, especially if you are involved in recording gameplay at events for the media.

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An important claim in the specs is the HDMI pass through, which Elgato promises to deliver no lag, so you don’t have to worry about being slightly behind when playing games like shooters, where twitch reflexes are the difference between winning and losing. Does it live up to these claims? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

Included Software

Elgato includes a pretty solid software package that will work for basic video capture and streaming. It’s incredibly easy to use, which is perfect for people new to recording gaming videos. It even comes with some pretty barebones editing features for trimming your clips. Of course, you are going to need some dedicated video editing software like Premier or Final Cut to make professional videos, but for really basic stuff, it will do the job.

It has one-click streaming to Twitch and YouTube, but it doesn’t offer the flexibility to put overlays and fine adjustments that you get with other solutions like OBS and XSplit 3 Game Capture Software Solutions Tested 3 Game Capture Software Solutions Tested Gaming is awesome: but sharing that with the world is even better. To do that, you'll need some way of recording your antics. In today's video, I'll show the best way to record from a... Read More , so if you want to get serious with your streaming, you are definitely going to want to switch over to one of those programs as long as you have a PC. You also cannot add an image of yourself from a webcam, which is generally a staple of most popular gaming YouTubers and Twitch streamers. It does let you mix in a voice over, and it even has a cool feature that will automatically duck the in-game sound effects when you speak, which can make for a better viewing experience, depending on the type of game.

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If you have a Mac, your options are limited, and you will probably find that Elgato’s software is as good as it’s going to get. Xsplit and OBS, two of the most popular offerings are not available on the platform. Hopefully that will change, but since streaming is something that really started with the PC gaming scene, support for Mac is slower to arrive. Thankfully, the Elgato software works, otherwise it would be hard to even recommend this device to Mac users at all.

It’s easy to tweak the settings depending on what kind of system you are capturing from. You simply choose HDMI, component, or composite, and then pick the resolution. The software will automatically do the rest, and within seconds, your TV will display what’s on your computer’s screen, albeit with a delay.

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Compared to most other capture cards we’ve seen, Elgato has far superior software. It’s not as good as some of the dedicated streaming solutions on the market, but it will do the job quite well for the new streamer or someone who only wants to record their video to be edited into something more professional after the fact. The fact that it comes free with the device is a huge bonus, and it’s definitely worth a download when you get your Elgato.

Recording On Modern Consoles

Recording on modern consoles is one of the easiest processes you will encounter. It’s simply a matter of connecting the console’s HDMI out to the Elgato’s HDMI in, hooking the Elgato’s HDMI out port to the TV, and connecting the USB port to the computer with which you intend to capture to. From there, the video will show up on your TV as it would normally, and it will also feed into the capture software, whether you are using the bundled option or a third-party solution of your choosing.

One of the best features of the Elgato is that it doesn’t require a dedicated power supply. This means the process of hooking it to your console is substantially easier, as you do not need to find a power outlet. The electricity required to power it comes right from the USB port that is hooked up to your computer. It might not sound like a big deal, but the less time you have to spend behind the TV fishing for outlets and cables is a good thing, and the Elgato delivers in this regard.

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When dealing with a PlayStation 3, you may find that you need a component splitter in order to get the images to display on a TV. This seems to be especially true of Samsung displays, which have a handshake issue with the HDMI pass through when the original signal doesn’t originate from HDMI. The devices required to solve the problem is relatively cheap, so it’s not a huge issue, but it is something to keep in mind. Unfortunately, the PS3 cannot be used with the Elgato through HDMI due to security measures used in the console. On my Panasonic television, I had no issues, but as we will get to soon, I did have some serious problems when it came to my game room, where I keep all of my retro consoles hooked up to a Samsung LCD TV.

Overall, there is really nothing negative that I can say about streaming and capturing games with the Elgato on a modern console. It takes a couple of seconds to hook up the device, and then you are ready to capture the magic. Additionally, the quality of recordings is top notch, which is obviously critical in the world of high-definition gaming. If you want to show off how good a game looks, the last thing you want is for your video to come out looking like something from the PS2 generation.

Recording on Retro Consoles

That handshaking issue I mentioned earlier came to the forefront when I went to capture from retro consoles. My Samsung TV refused to display the image when routed through the Elgato Game Capture HD. My first thought was to simply view the game through the capture software display, but the delay induced made it impossible. So I had to order a splitter, which was not expensive, but still kind of a pain, especially considering I currently have 14 consoles hooked up to the TV through a series of switcher boxes. It made for a little bit of extra work, but it was worth it in the end.

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Once the splitter was in place, everything worked perfectly. The yellow video cable from the composite output plugs into the red port of component, and the audio plug into their respective ports, and it was good to go. Simply changing the settings in the capture software to composite displayed the image in the software, and clicking the record button stored everything as you would expect. It even has settings that allow you to choose whether you want the 4:3 image stretched to widescreen, or if you prefer to keep the original aspect ratio.

The only consoles you will not be able to capture using the Elgato Game Capture HD are those that connect through coaxial. Obviously, these use a different type of signal, so your Atari 2600s and Intellivisions will not be able to join the party this time. Still, when you consider the list of the consoles it does support, it’s quite impressive, and it’s really fantastic to have one device that can handle all of the capture you want, and it can do it at a relatively reasonable price.

Wrapping Up

All in all, I love the Elgato Game Capture HD. In spite of the weird issue it had with my Samsung TV, there was a cheap and easy fix for it. It can capture and record almost every game console you could ever imagine, and the fact that it comes with decent software that makes it easy for anyone to record or stream their gameplay sessions is quite impressive. I have no problem recommending the Game Capture HD to anyone looking to share their love of video games with the world. Who knows, you might just be the next PewDiePie waiting to be discovered.

Our verdict of the Elgato Game Capture HD:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.
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The Winner

Congratulations, Ryan Moss! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before May 22 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. Stephan H
    April 12, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I don't record them. :-)

  2. Morrison
    April 12, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Composite output from TV, used with USB device into a PC

  3. Johnna Rhodus
    April 12, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Twitch software at the moment,but if I had an Elgato I would use that!

  4. Casey W
    April 12, 2014 at 3:20 am

    My choice would be the Elgato! Unfortunately, I do not have the capability to record my game play... unless I use the video function on my cell! That may be a little complicated...

  5. Nikola Todoric
    April 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Xbox one recording mode

  6. Mile Z
    April 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I've never try to record

  7. Stoja T
    April 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I didn't record my gaming sesion

  8. Anna Marie Marigomen
    April 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I don't play games. But my hubby does.

  9. Tate S
    April 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I haven't recorded a gameplay of mine yet

  10. Laraib
    April 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    fall in love wth this mob....

  11. Mike Bisceglia
    April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I use Razer Game Booster for recording, and OBS for streaming on PC.

  12. Nick palmitessa
    April 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    currently i am limited to PC using Fraps, but i was looking to branch out to consoles with the elgato game capture HD

  13. Peter
    April 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Get your mate to record whilst you play, can't go wrong. Thanks

  14. brian z
    April 6, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I'm a ps3 trickshotter, and hdpvr2 recently got screwed up, i am in deperate need for an elgato, and would REALLY apreciate if you made me a winner, thank you regardless of whether or not you pick me :)?

  15. Michael B
    April 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My method of choice for the time being is the built in sharing features of the next gen consoles; however, those can be fairly limiting

  16. Stephen
    April 5, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I've only ever recorded a few times, but everywhere I go, I hear elgato is the best, so I would definitely use that in the future.

  17. Laraib
    April 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    i rly wnt it bt cant afford it....plzzzz gve it tooo meeee

  18. Neil John Ocampo
    April 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I don't try it yet.

  19. Louis Smith
    April 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I have never used or owned a game capture device due to the fact that my business is based on consumer electronics and accessories. But, winning this giveaway would help us increase and be able to give back to the community that makes our videos possible.

  20. D-J Russell
    April 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I haven't ever recorded a gaming session.

  21. Alexander
    April 3, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I have only used the PS4 and Bandicam

  22. Endracion
    April 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I've only ever tried FRAPS!

  23. Laraib
    April 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    hey plzzzz choose me as a winner i really love it bt cnt afford
    its my big desire to hve urs company mobile...plzzz choose me its will b ur greatnessss

  24. Norbert G
    April 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

    WOT save's replayes natively :)

  25. Carolyn B
    April 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I don't record right now but I will try if I win this.

  26. Sam K
    April 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I haven't recorded any gaming session yet.

  27. Igor S
    April 1, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I don`t record them.

  28. Alessio A
    March 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I do not have a console from the days of the PSX.

  29. Alex K
    March 31, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I use capture software like Fraps or Dxtory.

  30. Bill
    March 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I use MSI Afterburner software.

  31. Ajay S Rooprai
    March 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Alright listen, i have really wanted to start a gaming channel. This is a device i've wanted for a while now, but i can't afford it. I think its a great way to record my retro consoles all the way up to my new PS4. I'd like to get into YouTube through my channel "GamesBreeze", and this is a device that will help me do so.

  32. Bogdan
    March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I don't have my own method.

  33. Antonio R
    March 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I've not recorded any game session yet, but it would be nice to use this ElGato.

  34. Scott Luker
    March 31, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I don't record games but if i was to i would use dxtory or this depending if I'm playing from a console or not.

  35. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    March 31, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Honestly, I never experienced recording anything over the internet. Hopefully If I won this one, I can try it. :)

  36. Serg
    March 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I dont have a preference for recording equipment yet

  37. Colleen B
    March 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I don't record them.

  38. Shashank Kadia
    March 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I record my game plays through TAKSI.

  39. Victor Obizuyk
    March 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I dont have a preference for recording equipment yet

  40. Mukola Obizuyk
    March 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I dont have a preference for recording equipment yet

  41. Rory L
    March 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I dont have a preference for recording equipment yet

  42. Frank Walker
    March 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I have never recorded video game output. My teen son is a gamer and youtuber and would LOVE a device like this! I would love to see the look on his face when I hand it to him!

  43. Nero T
    March 30, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I use softwares like Fraps & Movavi.

  44. Aimee C
    March 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I've never recorded my game play, but that'd be a fun thing to get into. Cool device! :)

  45. Mark Hansen
    March 30, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Currently, I don't.

  46. Tom W
    March 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    At the moment I play most games on PC, so I record using Fraps.

  47. Beh H
    March 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Fraps..

  48. Paul W
    March 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I've been using Bandicam

  49. Juan Saavedra
    March 29, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    So far I use fraps, but it drops the framerate sooo bad.

  50. Paul H
    March 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    never tried

  51. nikki robak
    March 29, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I don't use anything

  52. Jurek
    March 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Fraps. I've looked into DXtory though. Unfortunately neither of them can capture console games.

  53. Radite P
    March 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I've never recorded gaming sessions because not knowing gadgets that can do that until I read the reviews Elgato Game Capture.

  54. Steven A
    March 29, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Screen recording, if it's a low-framerate computer game. For higher framerates, and anything console-based, I haven't done anything yet.

  55. David
    March 29, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Never used a capture device before for gaming. Only once on my mac and it just seemed a bit too laggy.

  56. Andrew
    March 29, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I haven't done any game recording before.

  57. tony garza
    March 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I like the multi line in for different items.....

  58. blake
    March 28, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    ive only used fraps

  59. Sreeraj R
    March 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Not recorded a game yet..

  60. Denis K
    March 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I've never recorded game before

  61. carniemechanic
    March 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I never recorded a game before, so if I did, I guess this thing would be how I would do it.

  62. Kilgore T
    March 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Super8 film

  63. Al Sam
    March 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Never recorded game sessions.

  64. Jonathan S
    March 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    On PC I use a screen capture software like Movavi and for gaming consoles I have my LogiLink Video Grabber.

  65. Alex
    March 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Never done it before. -_-

  66. E. Arnaud
    March 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    My choice on recording a gameplay is the weirdest and stupidest one... I put the tripod on my camera and record it from the TV. It is gross... ;)

  67. Joe W
    March 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I haven't recording a gaming session since I snapped a Poloroid of the end scene in Super Mario Bros 2.

  68. west
    March 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    the last time i did it i used fraps

  69. Nicholas S
    March 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I'd surely welcome a device to record my gaming sessions since I haven't been able to do so yet.

  70. Mai T
    March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Roxio & Fraps

  71. Ron A
    March 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I'd probably use my camera to record video of my gaming on the TV.

  72. david
    March 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I'd be cool to record console footage.. i generally use Bandicam the rest of the time though

  73. James
    March 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I always prefer the Elgato Game Capture. Its the best and most popular

  74. zaid Merchant
    March 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    would Like to try it!!

  75. Milos D
    March 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I didn't use yet.

  76. Rick
    March 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I have never recorded my gameplay but this looks like a great way to get started.

  77. Prabhath K
    March 28, 2014 at 8:53 am

    have not done,
    it want to.

  78. Csanad SZOVERFI
    March 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I have never recorded any gaming sessions...I'm very eager to try this!

  79. Damien C
    March 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    have not done it want to.

  80. Edmund S
    March 28, 2014 at 6:34 am

    FRAPS for PC gaming because it's just software. For capturing console, I used to use an ATI All in Wonder! LOL

  81. Ruven
    March 28, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Fraps for the most part. Would like something a little bit more plug and play.

  82. Laraib
    March 28, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I never record any game before.

  83. Sarah W
    March 28, 2014 at 4:26 am

    REcording games; what about copyrights thanks

  84. Cory Paquette
    March 28, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Haven`t tried it before, but I would definitely do it if had one of these!!!

  85. Amanda G
    March 28, 2014 at 3:58 am

    After reading previous comments I dont feel so out of place that I ve never recorded a game before either

  86. Vic L
    March 28, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I never record any game before.

  87. Youssef B
    March 28, 2014 at 2:52 am

    never tried to record games before

  88. Adly A
    March 28, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Never done it before.

  89. Taylor Kothe
    March 28, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Fraps is what I use to record right now.

  90. Bill Fleet
    March 28, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I haven't recorded the games I play

  91. TawndaM
    March 28, 2014 at 12:25 am

    simple... If there is no 'in game' capture option... we don't...

  92. Robert
    March 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I have never tried to record a game before, but it looks like something that I would love to try and do.

  93. Andy B
    March 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I'm primarily a PC gamer, so my preferred method of recording my gaming sessions is either OBS, nvidia's ShadowPlay, or a combination of the two, depending on the situation.

  94. Jo-anne P
    March 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    big gamer here and my son is even bigger. He has been driving me nuts to set up so he can record and this is just what I need. Sadly we have a 54 inch Samsung lol so I will need to know the cheap and easy fix should I win. Either way this is going on my must have list... dang long list too. Thanks for another stellar review, I expect no less.

  95. M P
    March 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Currently all I do is record MC, GarrysMod, etc. on the PC as I cannot afford an ElGato. I did record funny party chats, gameplay, etc. using a dazzle, but it broke around 2 months ago.

  96. John D
    March 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    webcam

  97. Keith W
    March 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I don't record gaming sessions.

  98. Julian
    March 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Record game sessions? Haven't done that before...

  99. Kyle S
    March 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Webcam unless I win this :)

  100. Brady W
    March 27, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I used to use a webcam, but the quality is terrible so I haven't did any live broadcast or recordings in several years.

  101. Vc N
    March 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I've been looking at getting into game recording. Even with the PS4 and Xbox One being able to capture and stream natively I've heard that there are some FPS caps that an external device may sidestep.

  102. Dany B
    March 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I usually dont record gaming session, but if I win I will record them.

  103. Charlita M
    March 27, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    So far no recording going on here. Hoping to win this so I can start.

  104. Dave W
    March 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Elgato Game Capture HD would be my method of choice.

  105. Isaac C
    March 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I don't record yet but will do it if I win

  106. moorandro
    March 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Haven't recorded... yet...

  107. Giuseppe P
    March 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I did't recordered anything

  108. Dan D
    March 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I used to use a video camera when I was a kid but haven't recorded or used anything lately. I might try the PS4 share thing if I ever wanted to record my video game achievements.

  109. Va D
    March 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    PS4 Share

  110. Carol O
    March 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I have never tried to record any games, but am interested in trying this.

  111. Austin Beatty
    March 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    No mention of Linux ANYWHERE. Just the dumb generic term "PC" that applies to every computer out there. Does this support Linux? I currently have a cheap Diamond SD capture card and it works alright, but the software is buggy and only works in Windows, and has no passthrough so you need to find splitters to use it well. I'd like to get something HD and with Linux support, ideally.

  112. Bjørnar B
    March 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    dont record yet, but if i win i will do :)

  113. Nicholas Vettese
    March 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I have not recorded anything yet, but my son is always asking about getting a device to do this. Winning this would make for a great little gift.

  114. Darrell Bowman
    March 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    We have one Elgato for our Xbox 360 and my son uses it every day. Now have another 360, so could use another. I've also wondered about hooking the Elgato to my DVR to record shows off that I would like to move from the DVR.

  115. Fabian Moore
    March 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I just use stream through Twitch using Open Broadcaster Software.

  116. Logan M
    March 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I dont record, YET

  117. Ahmed Kazim
    March 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Currently fraps, hate the ultra-large size and it's impact on frames :/

  118. Mandip D
    March 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Fraps!

  119. Gord M
    March 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I don't record, takes up too much space.

  120. Nikhil N
    March 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Honestly I haven't recorded any of my game sessions yet .

  121. Daniel V
    March 27, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I don't have a device to record games, so I really have no choice. My computer's a piece of crap so I can't use programs like Fraps or Bandicam to record either.

  122. Will
    March 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    For PC i reckon it would be recording with the Elgato, but i do not have it (hint hint).

  123. Alex D
    March 27, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I have setup a recording device for my Gamecube and N64: an older version of a Dazzle.

  124. DJ
    March 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Right now, I'm using the built in console solutions, but this gives way more flexibility, and would love to have one.

  125. Rob M
    March 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    My son records his PC sessions. This would enable him to record his console.

  126. Mike
    March 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I record with Open Broadcaster Software. Winning this would allow me to try streaming on my console.

  127. Brent Sensenig
    March 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Don't have any method of recording right now, but would love for this to be my first.

  128. maida
    March 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    great prize <3

  129. Srivatsan V
    March 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    When I do NES/SNES recordings, as much as I regret it, I have to downsize to a camcorder LP as I don't have a good way to connect both to the TV as well as to something else to record.

    Plus, seeing a CRT screen on a video doesn't look that great so... Oh well. NTSC filters in emulators were made for a reason.

  130. Beau Kraus
    March 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Shadow Play from Nvidia

  131. Harish A
    March 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I used to use the software fraps as i only play pc but then the sizes were huge and also the files would get corrupt sometimes, then i switched to mirillis action which provided good features but still had audio issues, I'm currently using nvidia's built in shadow play software but i can see some lag with any recorder I've been doing gameplays for a while and this could be a boon to me for recording videos effortlessly and upload them with ease!

  132. Jamie D
    March 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    For pc gaming it's Bandicam. I don't have a way of recording Xbox 360 gameplay yet. That's why I'm entering this!!

  133. Eric
    March 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I don't record

  134. JeffC
    March 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Not a big gamer, so I don't record games. I do know people who are big gamers so if I win it goes to the highest bidder!

  135. MikeB
    March 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I don't have one.

  136. Kim M
    March 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I don't, this will be for my son.

  137. Bruce
    March 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I don't currently have a method.

  138. Elisabetta S
    March 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I've recorded with Open Broadcasters.

  139. Dakoda
    March 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Fraps is good, but I prefer Playclaw for PC recording

  140. S Howard
    March 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I've never recorded a gaming session.

  141. Tomas P
    March 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Gaming on PC, Fraps

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