- Category: Diamond Multimedia GC1000 Video Capture Device
- Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 03:29
- Written by Super User
These days I don't play so many console games; I am a computer hardware reviewer so many times I play games which I use as benchmarks. However I do have Wii which I like to play with friends, and today I have included some of Mario in the review. However I have taken it a step further and recorded things that the GC1000 wasn't meant to record. Let's say I am very pleased with this little device, it has brought back all the fun of recording.
Now the GC1000's packaging is heavily set towards gamers, it would easily catch your eye, and is decorated like a typical DMM(Diamond Multi Media) box.
A thing a really like is how all the available inputs are displayed.
Now the back carries a lot of information, so save the box. When I was trying to hook up the Wii with composite input I noticed that the GC1000 is only set up for component, however further inspection of the box will reveal that it also takes composite, and it shows exactly what input to use, it worked very well. It really is a versatile device, however it should also advertise that it can easily capture any PC's output, granted your video card has HDMI output.
The actual device is very lightweight and has a nice soft rubber finish.
The accessory package is pretty complete. You have the USB cable for connecting to a computer, a CDROM from software, and sets of component cables. However one thing is missing and that is an HDMI cable. I had my own, however if you need one then you will need to buy one.
The inputs and outputs are very well labeled. The light on the top of the box turns blue when the device is on.
The outputs, notice that they are a mirror image of the inputs.
USB to computer, what is nice is that they didn't use a proprietary connector, so you can use any printer USB cable if you lose yours. The USB cable provided is pretty long though.