1 – Happaugue HD PVR 2
Happaugue HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is the sequel to the widely used Happaugue HD PVR which was used by many Youtube greats, such as Seananners. It can record Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Playstation 3. It also captures PC gameplay! It comes with an easy capture button on the top, just press it and your recording begins. It is efficient and colorfully designed. There are multiple iterations of the product as well which are as follows;
- Gaming Edition
- Gaming Edition plus Surround Sound
- High Definition PVR
- High Definition PVR plus Surround Sound,
- Portable Stand Alone Capture Device
If you are trying to capture gameplay stick with the first two, if for other uses evaluate the other options. As a bonus, the gaming edition comes with all cables and is priced at $140.98 for the Gaming Edition. This is a great capture card with similar price to the Elgato HD.
2 – Roxio Game Capture HD Pro
Roxio Game Capture HD Pro is another great capture card. I personally use this and the quality is great and can be hooked up to both standard (with a little google searching) and HDTV’s. The best part is the price of $99 for the entire package. You get editing software, the capture card, instant sharing to YouTube, and the ability to live stream through Twitch TV. It is a great all together beginner package or even one that can be used by experts. It is a great device with HDMI or component connectivity. It is easy to set up and start capturing gameplay. This capture card is a great device at a great price and easy for anyone from children to adults to take advantage. It supports Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and PC. One negative thing is that you do need to buy extra cables.
3 – Elgato Game Capture HD
This sleekly designed capture card is top of the line. Recording in 1080p, this is one of the best game capture devices you can buy. You do need HDMI cables though, to which a link will be posted below. You can capture gameplay on the following;
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Playstation 3
It is priced at $154.99, so it is one of the more expensive cards but for good reason. It also contains flashback recording in which you can return in time to record previous gameplay which means that you can use the game capture software to record play without hitting record beforehand.