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    Best and cheapest Capture card for the xbox 360

    Basically the title please,

    It will be used for making a COD montage and I would like it to be the best value for money,

    Do any of you have one and a review maybe ?

    Cheers
    James

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    I'm after one of these too ... Only place I've seen cheap ones are eBay, will be interested in what people reccomend

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    Mike___;7794923

    I'm after one of these too ... Only place I've seen cheap ones are eBay, … I'm after one of these too ... Only place I've seen cheap ones are eBay, will be interested in what people reccomend



    Lets hope someone can help then mate :thumbsup:

    What one you been looking at ?

    To record in HD or SD?

    For SD, you can get a Dazzle. (£30-70)
    Dazzle: amazon.co.uk/Pin…-11
    Dazzle Platinum: amazon.co.uk/Pin…-13

    For HD, you're looking for a Blitzbox, Hauppauge HD-PVR or something similiar. (£100+)

    Blitzbox: limexb360.co.uk/man…tml
    Hauppauge: amazon.co.uk/Hau…8-1
    Something else: amazon.co.uk/Hau…8-7
    Something else (random search): amazon.co.uk/Ave…8-3

    We have a Hauppauge and it's great although we haven't used it a lot because we don't have a PC (apart from mine) with fast enough USB and good enough specs to run it and record the footage. It's a bit of a pain to setup (with various updates required for all the software) but does record excellent quality when you finally get it working.

    The Blitzbox has a version with a wireless transmitter (useful if the TV isn't near the PC).

    Here's a tiny clip we recorded in 720p and quickly uploaded (didn't really edit it much, or do any colour correction etc, again due to a lack of appropriate hardware): youtube.com/wat…9yU but it does record lovely.

    On the lookout for a decent quad core to record and edit with.

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    DragonChris;7796025

    To record in HD or SD?For SD, you can get a Dazzle. (£30-70)Dazzle: … To record in HD or SD?For SD, you can get a Dazzle. (£30-70)Dazzle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pinnacle-Systems-8230-10063-01-Dazzle-Recorder/dp/B001918NLC/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1265735255&sr=8-11Dazzle Platinum: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pinnacle-Dazzle-Video-Creator-Platinum/dp/B00191BHT2/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1265735255&sr=8-13For HD, you're looking for a Blitzbox, Hauppauge HD-PVR or something similiar. (£100+)Blitzbox: http://www.limexb360.co.uk/manufacturer/BlitzBox,i.htmlHauppauge: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hauppauge-Capture-Definition-Hardware-Encoders/dp/B001M0MY10/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265735255&sr=8-1Something else: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hauppauge-WinTV-HVR4000-Analogue-Satellite/dp/B000N4NKAK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265735255&sr=8-7Something else (random search): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avertv-727-Capture-Hd-Card/dp/B002MRROO4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265735255&sr=8-3We have a Hauppauge and it's great although we haven't used it a lot because we don't have a PC (apart from mine) with fast enough USB and good enough specs to run it and record the footage. It's a bit of a pain to setup (with various updates required for all the software) but does record excellent quality when you finally get it working.The Blitzbox has a version with a wireless transmitter (useful if the TV isn't near the PC).



    Thanks for that mate, which would you recommend most for the 360 and a price range of around £50 ?

    Cheers

    james_lfc;7796148

    Thanks for that mate, which would you recommend most for the 360 and a … Thanks for that mate, which would you recommend most for the 360 and a price range of around £50 ? Cheers



    If you can only afford £50, then Dazzle is the only way to go really unless you can find an HD cap card (that works) for that price.

    If you could stretch the budget it might be worth trying the Blitzbox or the "Something else" link.

    But are you wanting to record on standard def or high def?

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    DragonChris;7796257

    If you can only afford £50, then Dazzle is the only way to go really … If you can only afford £50, then Dazzle is the only way to go really unless you can find an HD cap card (that works) for that price.If you could stretch the budget it might be worth trying the Blitzbox or the "Something else" link.But are you wanting to record on standard def or high def?



    SD its only going to be for fun and a few youtube vids

    Im a complete noob with all this, dont even know that if i get the dazzle for £30 would it come with everything id need to get up and running with it ?

    james_lfc;7796360

    SD its only going to be for fun and a few youtube vids Im a complete … SD its only going to be for fun and a few youtube vids Im a complete noob with all this, dont even know that if i get the dazzle for £30 would it come with everything id need to get up and running with it ?



    Dazzle can be a pain to set up as well.

    You'll need an RCA lead and 3 splitters:

    Spitters: amazon.co.uk/gp/…294
    Lead (can get from 1m-15+m): amazon.co.uk/Tri…e_2

    You'll also need to download AmCap to take the recording I think (free download, Google it). I never actually got Dazzle working here (my brothers friend brought his one day and I gave up after an hour or so), but hopefully you'd have better luck

    *Edit* I was new to it as well, but had to learn fast Did a lot of research into it (even though I had 0 interest, bah!)

    You'll also need some video editing software (don't know if Dazzle has some bundled in) but windows movie maker would do for now

    Original Poster

    DragonChris;7798617

    Dazzle can be a pain to set up as well.You'll need an RCA lead and 3 … Dazzle can be a pain to set up as well.You'll need an RCA lead and 3 splitters:Spitters: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000L980MU/ref=s9_simi_gw_p65_t2?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1PJKYW06J272EEBQ78D4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294Lead (can get from 1m-15+m): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triple-Cable-Phono-Audio-Video/dp/B00136X2YG/ref=pd_cp_ce_2You'll also need to download AmCap to take the recording I think (free download, Google it). I never actually got Dazzle working here (my brothers friend brought his one day and I gave up after an hour or so), but hopefully you'd have better luck :)*Edit* I was new to it as well, but had to learn fast Did a lot of research into it (even though I had 0 interest, bah!)You'll also need some video editing software (don't know if Dazzle has some bundled in) but windows movie maker would do for now



    REPPED MATE, thanks alot i will take a look
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