Wii U Video Capture?

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  1. Jiehfeng
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    Is there any way to capture Wii U Gameplay without having a laptop beside it? And a fairly cheap way too.
     


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    i believe the only way would be to use a capture card
     
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    The Avermedia Live Gamer Portable can capture video to an SD card without needing to be connected to a computer
     
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    But how good is it, the reviews? I mean, is it pretty decent?
     
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    How does it work?
     
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    There's are some video reviews, it pretty much writes to an SD card at 720p 30 fps
     
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    AVI Format? Like how big is a 30min vid recorded by the card? Cause SD cards have a pretty low capacity.
     
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    MP4 is one format they use, and .TS format or something, here's the review I saw about it
     
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    I have to wonder about compression efficiency when you let standalone device to encode rather than computer to do it.

    From what I heard Live Gamer Portable has good video quality, but I wonder about the file size.
     
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    It allows for 60 mbps max when captured through PC from what the reviewer says, 720 60 fps or 1080 at 30 fps (as if people need to upload 60 fps to YouTube). File size, he didn't say, but it uses MP4.
     
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    Wow. Amazing, I gotta get that card. It's around $150 with shipping on ebay, I'll see if I can get it.
     
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    You mean maximum bitrate of encoded video file is 60 Mbps you say? That's very high for HD H.264 file. If it really encodes files with such high bitrate, the file will be humongous, close to H.264 in lossless format.
     
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    Right, but you don't have to record that high, you have the option to.
     
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    sorry for not knowing more than just the title though hopefully it can meet the needs and expectations of the op.
     
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    Might order it today. Once I get it, I'll post here on how good is it.
    But does anyone know how long does it take to convert a vid in .TS format to a youtube compatible format?

    Oh oh, and is this, like, genuine?
    Cause all the avermedia live gamer portable copies have a red outline around the device.

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    Nvm, figured it out, the black outline is for those without the SD Slot. The red one has it.
    But it's damn expensive. I guess I can't get this. ;-;
     
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    That link seems legit. An alternative for your purpose is the Game Capture HD II. It'll let oyu record to an HDD rather than an SD card: http://gamerzone.avermedia.com//game_capture/game_capture_hd_2

    How long it takes to convert depends on a variety of factors like container, format, resolution, bitrate, anything added (if any), computer power, software used, etc. You'd have to do some benchmarking on your machine to know the answer to that. Video processing takes much more power than gaming
     
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    One major drawback from that it seems you have to remove the HDD and hook it up to the PC.
     
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    Isn't that the same with the portable one? You have to remove the SD right?
     
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    Well, I'm talking about an actual hard drive, not SD card; according to some of the reviews, there's no way to actually transfer the movie files aside from removing the device's HDD and somehow connecting it. I don't know all the details or much about PVRs.
     
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    Well. That's what the front USB-port is for? ;)