Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro First Impression – Wii U

By Michael On 16 Feb, 2013 At 11:43 AM | Categorized As Wii U, Wii U News | With 0 Comment

Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro First Impression – Wii U

If you looking for an affordable recording device to capture your amazing gameplay? Then the Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro might be viable option. Retailing for around $150, Roxio Game Capture HD Pro is one of the cheapest HD gaming capture device in the market.

For all the mii-gamers out there, Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro is compatible with the Wii U. The setup is very easy. Similarly to the 360 setup, you have a hdmi cord connected to the tv to the device and another hdmi connected from the device to the Wii U. Very simple. Two wires – so no tangled mess. The device is powered by usb cord, so there are no power cords – fortunately Roxio kept everything simple and easy.

Please for Pete’s sake. Read the manual and watch all the tutorial videos before you start touching the device. I encountered several problem setting up – issues kept stacking up. Any false moves during setup problems can cause serious headaches. My problem is the manual was not concise enough. Roxio support team is far from perfect. Perhaps the worst customer service I have to deal with. To reach the technical support you need enter your support code. But my problem, I did not receive one when I registered my product. I applied to get a new code but I did not get a reply at all. My other option was to purchase buy a support code. This in my opinion is ridiculous. You can go to the support group but all they will tell you is to run repair.

On the negative, in my experience the capture software is very unstable. My laptop is more than sufficient to capture the highest quality, but at times the software can crash unexpectedly. Sometimes when opening the software you will get a blank window. Problem can extend to missing sound on the TV or no picture at all. The software is sporadic it can work perfectly one day and be a frustrating mess the next. The software works it  just need more fine tuning to fix the bugs.

Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro also includes video editing software. I have to be honest I did not fiddle with the video editor. I stayed within my comfort and used Sony Vegas Pro.

The Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro, can capture up to 1080i. The video quality is superb. Although I don’t own the other competitors – I have heard the quality is on par with the more expensive PVR’s.

You don’t have take my word for it –just check out the video I recorded myself. With the Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro you can also live stream but I did not use it- so I cannot give an opinion on that.

Overall Roxio Game Capture Hd Pro is a solid product. After I spend  more time with the product I will give you a full review.

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