Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: AVerMedia Live Gamer HD 2-PCIe Internal Game Capture Card, Record and Stream in 1080p 60 with Multi-Card Support, Low-Latency Pass-Through on Xbox Series x/s, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 (GC570)
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Bought this because its cheaper than Elfato and still offers 1080p 60fps streaming output but gives me 4k gaming experience, for half the price of an elgato...and bought it for the party chat feature for streaming, but I don't need to use it as it's better to buy a seperate mic for ingame party chat and use OBS Studios to stream out all audio from the game, which includes party chart. It's a great entry product for new streamers, but watch a youtube clip on how to vest set it up with obs.
This is quite an annoying product - whilst it has great sound when your mouth is directly over it, you literally have to be right on it for the other person to hear. I bought this together with the Avermedia 2+ and its been a nightmare to get it all working. I ended up giving up and selling the microphone and the capture card and getting another brand!
The Avermedia LGP is now quite an old product and I have frequently seen reports on the Internet about problems people are having getting PC Free mode to work. This is most frequently due to the end-user trying to use a more modern SD card format than the LGP can handle. Save your money and don't experiment with expensive high capacity SD cards - they will not work.
Please note the following comments are exclusively for the LGP C875 model and are probably not directly applicable to more recent products such as the LGP 2 or later. I use a Windows 10 Pro laptop and the Avermedia provided RECentral software and drivers. Don't try to use later versions from the website which are meant for more up-to-date products. Just use the latest versions available for the C875 model on avermedia.com. I can't comment on Mac usage or problems.
1. The SD card MUST be FAT32 formatted. The LGP won't work if the SD card is NTFS or exFAT formatted. 2. The SD card must be Class 10 to be fast enough for 1080 capture. Note in PC free mode the maximum capture frame rate is 30fps, while in PC mode it is 60 fps. I successfully use U3 cards, but I haven't tried a U1 card. 3. The SD card ***MUST*** be SDHC and NOT SDXC. This limits you to a maximum SD card size of 32GB which is a limitation of the FAT32 format.. The card suggested below comes pre-formatted as FAT32, but the Windows 10 format utility can be used with it to reformat it as FAT32 afresh. 4. In PC Free mode the maximum file size that can be saved on the SD card is 4GB. When the capture reaches this size a new capture file is opened and so on and so forth. until you stop the capture or you run out of SD card space. These files are saved in .ts format which can be problematic for some popular video editors. I use TMPGenc Smart Video Render v5 which reads and converts these files directly. If saved to .mp4 format the converted files contain "openGOP" which means some video players cannot handle them. Instead I convert my combined .ts files to a final .mkv format rather than mp4. There is a .ts to .mp4 conversion utility for your PC Free clips provided by Avermedia - look in C:\Program Files (x86)\AVerMedia\TS-to-MP4 Utility. 5. It is possible to adjust the PC Free capture settings using a utility on your PC. It is not well publicised. Find the utility in C:\Program Files (x86)\AVerMedia\AVerMedia PC-Free Utility. Connect the LGP to your PC, run the utility, then set up the LGP for PC Free mode. 6. You cannot capture an HDCP copy protected stream with an LGP alone. The maximum resolution of an LGP capture is 1080 - you need a later device to capture 4K or UHD. 7. I cannot quote the URL for Avermedia here but technical information is available there. 8. I have successfully used this SD card with the LGP C875 : SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC Memory Card up to 90MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30.
One of my favourite streamers uses one of these AverMedia capture cards so judging from his stream quality I expected AverMedia to far surpass Elgato's quality. This LGX2 has USB 3.0, which supports instant gameview, as in you can see your gameplay live on your PC recording screen without pretty much any lag (of course, there's always going to be a little bit, no matter what card you get).
Well, this worked really well on my high-end Alienware laptop for about a week, then it became super glitchy. So I decided to upgrade my main desktop PC to one with USB 3.0 ports, which it has many of and the card apparently is connected, but when I try to launch OBS or the AverMedia recording software itself the card doesn't show as connected. No matter what drivers I install, uninstall, etc. it doesn't connect.
So I had to return it and went for an Elgato HD60 Pro, which is an internal card. I was afraid it'd be hard to install, but it was as simple as gently sticking it into the appropriate PCIe port on my motherboard and removing some of the shielding so the I/O is accessible at the back end of my PC. It works perfectly, with literally zero problems when recording and streaming.
My advice: If you're serious about streaming, get an internal Elgato capture card. You'll only need the HD60 Pro, since streaming is limited to 1080p60.
If you're afraid to install it yourself, leave your PC and the card with your local PC repair expert. Shouldn't cost much for him to install, because it's very easy.
The Good: It allows PC-Free recording. As I bought it for recording my Raspberry Pi terminal, it is perfect for me. USB Powered: just connect it to a computer or any USB port and it works. It is very small, thus, you can take it anywhere. The Bad: Its instruction is deplorable. I got a red light. What does it mean? After researching on the web the conclusion was that the micro sdcard was slow. And yes, that was the issue. But how would you know with just a red light? Its Mac-software worth nothing. For recording the screen only you have the PC-free mode. For recording Screen+Camera is deplorable (remember, I'm not recording a game, just a Raspberry PI console), the screen records so slow. Beside that it hangs a lot, consume too much CPU. Their website is deplorable as well, no easy to understand or to be confident of how to use it. The Ugly: USB 2.0, it is not USB 3.0
Conclusion: With a one third of the price you get the same conclusion. I swear I was about to return it.
UPDATE: Had to remove 1 more star as many times it doesn't record the screen, only the audio, therefore you might need to record everything again and again. Very disappointed.
I brought this to capture my Switch for streaming / recording.
On my old MSI Leopard it worked a treat, however since upgrading to a new computer it hasnt worked once. I've used new cables, different docks - all of the online solutions. The capture card indicates that the device is connected and has input, but will not pass it through to the screen.
I wouldn't recommend buying this at the price point, it works far too inconsistently.