- Category: Diamond Multimedia GC1000 Video Capture Device
- Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 03:29
- Written by Super User
Using the Device:
1. Use it to record game play
2. Use it to record anything on your TV(like a DVR)
3. Use it to record anything from your computer's HDMI output(you have to have an HDMI output from your PC to make this work)
Hooking it up was very simple:
If you have component, HDMI, or S-Video then it is extremely straight forward, however if you have composite, then you need to take a look at the box or manual.
The software gives you a real time view; however it does have a short 1 second delay, so you might want to mute your computer. That also means that you need to use the throughput with HDMI b/c the sound is also carried through the cable.
I found the software very easy to use, it is basic however very feature full, and completes the package.
I uploaded the videos directly to YouTube, many are in HD.
Here are some of the videos:
Here is Mario Cart recorded with composite(This is what the GC100 was meant to do):
Here is me recording the UEFI BIOS of a GIGABYTE board I did a review on. I made an OC guide with extremely high quality HDMI recording of the UEFI:
Now the GC1000 isn?t meant to record from the PC, but as you have already seen it can record the UEFI, which can only be one with a capture device. Many computer hardware reviewers used to use capture cards on another PC or devices such as this to get screenshots of older BIOSes which didn't allow users to take screenshots.
Now with this PC I set my GPU to output the same video to both DVI and HDMI, and thus the GC100 records anything HDMI, so I was able to record me playing Battlefield Bad Company 2:
You will notice there is no sound, that is because HDMI will become a sound output(I also didn't use the GC1000's throughput because my monitor isn't HDMI otherwise i would have had sound), and the PC can only give output to HDMI or your on-board sound codec for your PC, so you have to choose with the PC, and thus that is one reason this device isn?t meant for PC. Of course you can send the sound to HDMI and then just play mute, or if you have a composite output of your PC then you can record that, or if your monitor uses HDMI then you are in luck because you can use it just like as if it was a TV.