Roxio Game Capture focuses specifically on video game capture. It provides a good balance between ease of use, quality and design. The hardware isn't particularly difficult to set up or use. It comes with software to edit videos and quickly upload them to the internet.
Roxio records audio and video footage of your gameplay from any Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 or PS4. The application captures games on your PC while you continue to play in full HD on your TV. It can capture the video recordings in up to 1080p. Just remember that 1080p video can take up a lot of storage space.
This video game recorder does not come with all of the necessary cables to begin recording. The only cable in the packaging is the USB cable that connects the device to your computer. You'll have to purchase other cables separately. In the case of the PS3, you'll need special component cables that are compatible with the PS2 and PS3. You can't record PS3 video over HDMI using Roxio because it's secured with HDCP technology.
In addition to capturing the streaming audio from your game console, Roxio has the ability to record audio from a microphone. This comes in handy when you want to add a voice-over or tutorial to your recordings. You can also create a voice-over when you are doing a live stream.
This game capture device has powerful and plentiful editing tools. Once you capture games, the game recorder gives you the tools you need to perform basic video editing such as cutting, splicing, focusing attention and zooming. You can also split your audio and video files, creating two different files, or you can join your audio and video files to create a single file. The video editor is fairly easy to use and saves your projects automatically.
The application also comes with advanced features, including a 32-track timeline editor that allows you to create a picture-in-picture or video-in-video file. The application also offers green-screen editing, animated credits and motion effects that allow you to slow down or speed up your footage. Once the gaming footage is complete, you can upload the files directly to YouTube, Facebook or WeGame.
The software is only available on the disk that comes with your HD game capture device. You can't download the software from Roxio's website or anywhere else. This creates a major problem if you lose your disk or if your computer doesn't have a built-in optical drive.
Help resources are easy to access from within the game recorder's software. The menu bar gives you access to file functions, viewing options, tools and help resources. You also have access to a variety of useful resources through the Roxio website.
Roxio offers all of the support options you'll find with the best game capture devices. You can contact the support team through email or by phone. You can browse the knowledgebase, manuals, tutorials and user forums. All of these options combined should be enough to solve any problems you encounter.
Roxio Game Capture is easy to install and use, and it has plenty of features and tools. The hardware and software combination focuses specifically on game recording to ensure your game highlights come out looking good.