This guide’s main purpose is to introduce a device that will aid in recording HDMI output from whichever sources you have. This is particularly helpful for recording 1080p footage from say the Playstation 3 (PS3). The “only” way to record PS3 footage is through component cables and while that provides pretty good 1080i quality, it is not exactly the full 1080p that we want. There are also many other reasons why HDMI is preferred over component (from the recorder’s point of view); in my case, my PC monitors do not support component input and thus requiring converters to get the output displayed. There are several different types of devices that will help you but here is one of the most readily available one out there.
I have already written a guide covering the topic on using the Colossus to record your PC footage. This time around, I will be sharing with you how to record your PS3 (or any other game consoles, apply accordingly) footage. It is fairly straightforward but there are still some things that you will have to take note of. Again if you don’t like reading, I’ve made a video that show you the different steps to get your recording up and running. Read on for the written and video guide. Continue reading
After learning how to record your PC footage, we will now touch on the topic of recording live commentary. Recording commentary is simple. Get whatever footage recorded first and then record your commentary. You will then place your commentary over the audio of your footage using whatever software that you are comfortable with. Live commentary can be as simple. However, it will require a bit more tweaking and additional tools over a normal commentary. Read on for some viable methods for recording live commentary. Continue reading
Previously in my review of Hauppauge Colossus, I mentioned about having a series of How Tos that revolve around using the colossus for recording footages etc. To start of this particular series, I will first be demonstrating the different possibilities of recording PC footage. Yes the colossus can capture your desktop display as well. It works like a screen capture software and if you’re using it to record gameplay footages, it works something like Fraps. Read on for the video or written guide. Continue reading
Hauppauge Colossus is an internal PCI Express HD-PVR. In simpler terms, it is an internal card that is fixed within your computer that records high-definition footage from a video source. As such, the name HD-PVR stands for, High Definition Personal Video Recorder. I am mainly using the Colossus to record gameplay footage from my PS3 as well as my PC. This review will thus revolve around mainly my experience in using the Colossus for gameplay recording rather than other types of recording such as TV footage and others. If you’re in the market looking for a new capture card, read on for my review and some test footages of the Colossus. Continue reading