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AverMedia Live Gamer HD 1080p Video Capture PCI-E Interface w/ DVI HDMI

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Part #: MTVLIVGHD-C985

SKU: 71523
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 2 Months


Offloads the cpu usage that streaming software monitor capture uses.
Compatible with Xsplit and Open Broadcaster Software
Easy to install.
Very nice retail packaging.
The included software is crap, but you really don't need it.
This little card has increased my in-game FPS when streaming CS:GO, SC2, and WoW, by eliminating the high cpu usage that monitor capture in streaming software like OBS and Xsplit requires.

It also works perfectly when I want to hookup my WiiU to stream or record some gameplay. I originally bought the card when I purchased a WiiU so that I could fool around with that on Twitch. When I also found out that it made streaming my normal PC games better, I was hooked! Likely will buy a second one so I don't have to move cables around when I decide I want to switch from WiiU to PC streaming.

This should also work flawlessly with other consoles, as long as you're using HDMI input =)

Experience: 3 Months


Works as advertized.
Hot button is a great feature.
Setup requires some minor tweaking but the company website is a bit tricky to navigate for details.
Overall I'm extremely satisfied with this card. Unlike software capture solutions, there is no noticeable reduction in performance when using the card. The hot button means you never have to worry about overlapping hotkeys for start/stop record and other in-game functions. The card also eliminates headaches due to incompatibilities between your recording software and any particular game/application.

The only criticism I have is that it took some hunting to find troubleshooting tips and general setup information for the card. It wasn't difficult to get the card set up and working, but it did require some tweaking and that process could have been made easier by a centralized article with all the pertinent details.

Experience: 1 Days


Shiped with in 1 day of me ordering it. Compreses videos well recording make a 10 min video at full 1080p 4gbs. Must buy.
None so fair
This is a good buy its easy to use and can record and stream consoles

Experience: 4 Months


great quality
easy to set up
make sure you have lots of HDD/SSD space
I replaced my Hapauge gamer HD with this what a world of difference. This excels at keeping frame rates constant, while delivering a clear and sharp looking recording, would recommend this to anyone looking at getting some game capture footage

Experience: 5 Days


- Records 1080p quality footage on the fly a 30FPS
- Virtually no performance hit due to built-in hardware/encoding engine
- Easy to Install, Configure and Use
- One touch button to activate while in game
- Comes with a 3 Month premium license for XSplit Broadcaster
- Price is a little steep
- Files are a tad more compressed then I would have liked.
Very nice solution for those looking to broadcast  gaming sessions be they intense/demanding FPS shooters or DOTA/LoL/Star Craft cast ing. Love this little thing.

Experience: 3 Months


Ease of use.
Drivers are not perfect.
The AverMedia Live Gamer HD works as advertised, assuming that it doesn't conflict with your GPU drivers.

The interface is fairly intuitive and it allows you to quickly hook up a game console or other device and record from it directly.

Experience: 45 Days


Concept is great
Works mostly
Driver dev team has no clue
So, this card. The concept is AWESOME. It works decently enough...but using any industry leading editor on the video files and the audio sync goes out. They claim they are trying to fix this but apparently this has been a problem since this card was created EARLY 2012.

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With PS4’s HDCP Disabled, Use AVerMedia’s Capture Devices to Enhance Gameplay Sharing

Taipei, Taiwan—May 28, 2014        

Sony has announced on their PlayStation Blog a system software update  to the PlayStation 4 that can disable High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Eliminating an elaborate pass-through to capture video will appeal to gamers who enjoy sharing their content with others. Now, record gameplay directly from PS4 with the upgraded firmware 1.7 using any AVerMedia HDMI capture devices, including AVerMedia’s CV710 ExtremeCap U3, C875Live Gamer Portable (LGP), GL310 LGP Lite, C285 Game Capture HD II, C985 Live Gamer HD, and the upcoming EzRecorder 130.


With PS4, the HDCP toggle is all or nothing: once HDCP is turned off, then that feature applies for all apps on the console. Unlike the component cables previously required, gamers can record directly off any of the four AVerMedia capture devices. The 1.7 update  that includes the HDCP off feature landed globally on April 30, 2014. 

Disabling HDCP empowers gamers to showcase a staggering range of new footage via the AVerMedia capture devices. In particular, this change benefits YouTube gamers and online audiences, whose numbers may likely grow with the surge of new materials. Using the HDMI or component inputs, save content directly onto an SD card PC-free via LGP or onto a PC via LGP Lite. For gamers with USB 3.0 ports, use ExtremeCap U3 to record and stream 1080p 60fps gameplay. Alternatively, use Game Capture HD II to preserve gameplay in pristine HD quality before editing and sharing directly to YouTube.

PS4’s disabling option for HDCP – coupled with AVerMedia’s leading capture devices: ExtremeCap U3, Live Gamer Portable (LGP), LGP Lite, Game Capture HD II, Live Gamer HD, Live Gamer HD Lite, and the upcoming EzRecorder 130. – are bound to add vitality, depth, and enhanced sharing to the gaming experience.

Please visit AVerMedia's website for more product information. gamerzone.avermedia.com

About AVerMedia Technologies

The AVerMedia Technologies (https://www.avermedia.com) is the preeminent name in designing, manufacturing and marketing multimedia products. Alongside a full-line of TV tuner and personal video recorder, AVerMedia provides high quality video capture, converting and streaming devices for consumer, corporate and industrial markets. AVerMedia Technologies is committed to enriching entertainment experiences and promoting effective communication between people. Founded in 1990, AVerMedia became a public company in 2000. AVerMedia adheres to the latest green manufacturing standards in delivering the highest quality products.



H.264 Hardware Compression
The Live Gamer HD is your best mate for tracking every in-game activity. It can capture your local PC gameplay without draining system resources. Now you don’t need to set up another PC just for recording game footages. With the Live Gamer HD, your game machine is also the gameplay library.

HDMI & DVI Connectors
With the special gaming oriented hardware design, the Live Gamer HD can work with a wide range of graphics card. The pass-thru function brings you a zero-delay video capture while gaming in real-time. Plus, it supports various graphics card resolution up to 1080p at 60 fps to guarantee a perfect recording.

PCI-Express Interface
The fabulous combat is fleeting. The Live Gamer HD adopts the high speed PCI-Express interface to offer a smooth and fast data transmission.

Dedicated Record Button
No more hotkey conflict! The accompanying Hot Button helps you fire up the Live Gamer HD timely and preserve the most exciting in-game moments precisely.



Intuitive Configurations for Everyone
No matter what knowledge background you have, the RECentral can guide you to finish the initial configurations for different game platforms. It even provides auto-configuration for newbies.

Profile select ion & Overview
Set up and forget it. Besides the painless configuration, RECentral can keep multiple recording profiles and lets you select  from the drop  box when needed. What’s more, you can even import those profiles after migrating to another PC.

Record Voice Commentary with Gameplay
Sometimes gameplays cannot explain themselves. The RECentral allows you to record your voice commentary along with the in-game footages to make your walkthrough video more impressive. Even better, you can record your voice whenever you want to regardless of the gameplay recording.

Stream Your Live Gameplay over the Internet
The RECentral stops your steps of searching a compatible streaming software. It can help you broadcast  your live gameplay on TwitchTV and receive applause from the whole world.

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Input & Recorded Video Quality Table


Input Video

Recorded Video

640 x 480 (60p)

640 x 480 (60p)

720 x 480 (60p)

720 x 480 (60p)

720 x 576 (50p)

720 x 576 (50p)

800 x 600 (60p)

800 x 600 (60p)

1024 x 768 (60p)

1024 x 768 (60p)

1280 x 720p (50p)

1280 x 720p (50p)

1280 x 720p (60p)

1280 x 720p (60p)

1280 x 768 (60p)

1280 x 768 (60p)

1280 x 800 (60p)

1280 x 800 (60p)

1280 x 1024 (60p)

1280 x 1024 (30p)

1360 x 768 (60p)

1360 x 768 (50p)

1440 x 900 (60p)

1440 x 900 (30p)

1680 x 1050 (60p)

1680 x 1050 (30p)

1920 x 1080 (50i)

1920 x 1080 (25p)

1920 x 1080 (60i)

1920 x 1080 (30p)

1920 x 1080 (24p)

1920 x 1080 (24p)

1920 x 1080 (25p)

1920 x 1080 (25p)

1920 x 1080 (30p)

1920 x 1080 (30p)

1920 x 1080 (50p)

1920 x 1080 (25p)

1920 x 1080 (60p)

1920 x 1080 (30p)

  • Capture 1080p@60 HD Gameplay
  • Super Low CPU Consumption
  • Graphics Card Resolution Support
  • Dedicated Record Button Included
  • Record Commentary with Gameplay
  • Stream Your Live Gameplay on TwitchTV
  • Screenshot
  • Input Signal:
    • HDMI/DVI
    • 3.5mm Audio
  • Output Signal:
    • HDMI/DVI
    • 3.5mm Audio

*The maximum recording quality is 1080p at 30fps.

  • CPU
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • AMD Athlon™ 64X2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
  • VGA card with support for DirectX 9.0c or above*
  • 512 MB RAM
  • PCI-E Slot
  • Sound Card
  • Windows® 7/ Vista™SP2 (32/64-Bit)

* Standalone graphics card is recommended for HD video capturing.

  • Live Gamer HD (Weight: 102.5g)
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Hot Button
  • DVI to HDMI Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • HDMI to DVI Cable
  • 3.5mm Audio Cable

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