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With PS4’s HDCP Disabled, Use AVerMedia’s Capture Devices to Enhance Gameplay
Taiwan—May 28, 2014
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
Gamer Portable (LGP), GL310 LGP
Lite, C285 Game
Capture HD II, C985 Live
and the upcoming EzRecorder
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.
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.
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
AVerMedia's website for more product information. gamerzone.avermedia.com
About AVerMedia Technologies
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.
| Performance |
| With the advanced H.264 hardware encoding technology, Live Gamer Portable takes care of the HD video processing and avoids CPU overload. The hardware encoder also guarantees stable frame rates when you game, record or even stream. The Live Gamer Portable certainly brings smooth gaming and viewing experiences without frame dropping or choppy games. |
| Efficiency |
| Live Gamer Portable requires low CPU usage, which lets your PC focus on the game without being distracted by video-processing tasks. The MP4/H.264 format generates smaller files even for 1080p footages, and is super easy to work with mainstream post-editing software. It no longer takes a long time to upload or transcode the footage you want to share. |
| Ultra Portable |
| The Live Gamer Portable provides the option of "PC-Free Mode", allowing you to record the gameplay without a PC. Just flip the switch, insert a SD card, and you are ready to go! Under PC-Free Mode, Live Gamer Portable can be powered by your game platform via USB, with no additional power outlet needed. Live Gamer Portable sets you free from any possible hindrances when you game on the go! |
| Instantly Share |
| For those who love to share, Live Gamer Portable generates sharp footages that are ready to be posted to social networks. In addition, AVerMedia's exclusive RECentral software provides intuitive settings for live streaming and quick connection to popular streaming platforms. It is capable of broadcasting live gameplay to TwitchTV and Ustream directly with your own account, and even allows custom RTMP settings! |
| Voice Commentary |
| The RECentral software preserves not only your epic gameplay, but also the live commentary. It lets you trigger the voice commentary with a simple hotkey or a push-to-talk option. The voice file can be saved separately for post-production, or be streamed out with live gameplay over the Internet. Plus RECentral's convenient connection to streaming platforms, Live Gamer Portable surely makes voicing yourself easier than ever. |
| Hot Button |
| & LED Indicator |
| Sharing your gameplay with Live Gamer Portable cannot be easier. With just one press on the Hot Button, the recording or streaming starts in no time. The Hot Button also serves as an on-board LED indicator, the color of illumination and the lighting frequency help you know the working status with a single glance. |
| TimeShift |
| With the TimeShift function, you can easily jump back to any footage where you want to start recording. Missing outstanding footage will not happen again. |
| XSplit Supported |
| For those looking for advanced streaming functionalities, Live Gamer Portable is fully compatible with XSplit Broadcaster! XSplit Broadcaster lets you add different types of media to the stream, such like webcam, graphics and other video inputs. You can even customize scenes to meet different streaming purposes. |
| Connections || |
| Interface || USB 2.0 |
| Video Input || Digital: HDMI |
| || Analog: Component Video |
| Audio Input || Digital: HDMI |
| || Analog: RCA L/R, 3.5mm Audio |
| Video Output || Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from Component and HDMI Input) |
| Audio Output || Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input) |
| || Analog: 3.5mm Stereo (Pass-through from HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Input) |
| Other || SD Card Slot |
| Standards || |
| Resolution || Input/ Pass-through: |
| || 640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (60p), 1360 x 768 (60p), 1440 x 900 (60p), 1680 x 1050 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (60p) |
| || |
| || Capture: |
| || 640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (30p), 1360 x 768 (50p), 1440 x 900 (30p), 1680 x 1050 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p) |
| || |
| || Note: Upscaling is not supported |
| Chroma Subsampling || Input/ Pass-through: YUV 4:4:4 |
| || Capture: YUV 4:2:2 |
| Audio Format || Input: |
| || HDMI: PCM Stereo |
| || RCA L/R, 3.5mm Audio: Stereo |
| || |
| || Capture: |
| || AAC Stereo |
| Hardware Extra || |
| Codec || Hardware H.264 encoder |
| User Interface || On-board Hot Botton for one-click recording/ streaming |
| || LED indicator for working status |
| Dimensions || 70 (d) x 22 (h) x 131 (w) |
| Weight || 117g |
| Applications || |
| Software || AVerMedia RECentral, XSPLIT Broadcaster (3 months Premium License included) |
| Record Quality || Maximum: 60Mbps@1080p30 |
| Operating System || Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit) |
| CPU || Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.8GHz |
| || AMD Athlon™ 64X2 Dual Core 3.0GHz |
| Memory || 4 GB RAM |
| Graphics Card || VGA card with support for DirectX 10.0c or above |
| Power Requirement || USB Power |
| PC Free Mode || |
| Storage Media || SD Card: SDHC Class 10 is the minimum requirement |
| Resolution || Input/ Pass-through: |
| || 720 x 480 (30p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (30p), 720 x 576 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p) |
| || |
| || Capture: |
| || 720 x 480 (30p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (30p), 720 x 576 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p) |
| || |
| || Note: Upscaling is not supported |
| Record Quality || Maximum: 10Mbps@720p60 |
| Power Requirement || USB Power (5V/1A) |
| Package Includes || |
| Device || Live Gamer Portable |
| Cable || HDMI Cable |
| || Component Video / Stereo Audio Dongle Cable |
| || Mini USB Cable |
| || 3.5mm Audio Cable |
| || PlayStation 3 Cable |
| Accessory || Protective Bag |
| Others || Quick Installation Guide |
| || Installation CD |
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Experience: 3 Weeks
| Verified Owner
Small, Portable, comes with all cables, Captures 1080p, Onboard/standalone capture.
challenge to set up if you want to stream. Web forum support is limited
I bought this specifically to stream PS3 gameplay, and initially had a challenging time setting it up. In terms of capturing gameplay, the software works fine. In terms of streaming, you have to install another program which can be a challenge to configure within Xsplit or OBS. None the less, I did get it work after around 3 hours of following limited online instructions on the Avermedia web forum. There are limited official instructions for configuring this.
Experience: 4 Weeks
-Compact, stylish looking & easy to setup and use.
-The bundled RECentral software is clean and simple to use.
-Takes up literally no CPU & system resources.
-Excellent capturing quality with everything 1080p b30fps.
-Able to save your voice over as a separate mp3 file. Making it easy for editing.
-A great value product with the on Sale price. Consider the kind of features it packs within the package.
Nearly none..... but wait…
It does not record older consoles with composite video output. e.g. SNES,Game Cube, SEGA Saturn, Dreamcast and the Atari system!??
Minor one is that it requires a restart of your computer after each time you disconnect & reconnect the USB power on to the device in order to have the sound working properly.
And really really really to pick on another one is, it didn’t come with a 16GB Class10 SD card in the box! haha =)
I was originally looking at the Hauppauge PVR 2 Gaming Edition capturing device; as it costs less than the AVerMedia LGP and does the same job (maybe even slightly better image quality but only situational). However, after seeing a few review videos of the Live Gamer Portable; knowing how compact this thing is (it can fit into your Jeans’ pocket) and able to record directly on to a SD card, AVerMedia had me convinced to pay a little extra for what they are offering in the package.
Check out the unboxing video here:
Sample Capturing Video:
Chivalry Medieval Warfare Gameplay
This review was modfied by poster @ 09-06-13 08:18 AM
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