AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder

AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder

AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder

B&H # AVC875 MFR # C875
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Product Highlights

  • Provides Flexible Connectivity
  • H.264 Hardware Encoding Technology
  • Quickly Uploads and Transcodes Footage
  • PC-Free Mode
  • Push-to-Talk Option
  • Hot Button and LED Indicator
  • TimeShift Function
  • XSplit Supported
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AVerMedia C875 overview

  • 1Description

The Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder from AVerMedia is a USB box that records and streams your gameplay up to 1080p. Designed specifically for game lovers, this pocket-size game capture device features an on-board H.264 hardware encoder, which guarantees lower CPU usage and smaller file size even for full HD footage. Moreover, the file format is extremely easy to work with for post-editing and uploading. Live Gamer Portable supports a wide range of resolutions; it adopts HDMI and component connections for different gaming platforms. The HDMI pass-through function guarantees smooth HD gaming experience even while recording the gameplay. In addition, the gamer can be directly connected to streaming platforms; you can even add live commentary when streaming up.

Live Gamer Portable adopts a USB interface and works perfectly with a tower PC or laptop. With support for a wide range of resolutions and its HDMI and component inputs, Gamer Portable provides flexible connectivity for various gaming platforms. It also allows you to record or stream the game footages of your Xbox360, PlayStation3, Wii U and gaming PC.
With the advanced H.264 hardware encoding technology, Live Gamer Portable takes care of the HD video processing and avoids CPU overload. The hardware encoder also guarantees stable frame rates when you game, record or even stream.
The device requires low CPU usage, which lets your PC focus on the game without being distracted by video-processing tasks. The MP4/H.264 format generates smaller files even for 1080p footage and is super easy to work with mainstream post-editing software. It no longer takes a long time to upload or transcode the footage you want to share.
Ultra Portable
The Gamer Portable provides the option of "PC-Free Mode," allowing you to record video games without a PC. Just flip the switch, insert an SD card and you are ready to go. Under PC-Free Mode, the device can be powered by your game platform via USB, with no additional power outlet needed.
Instant Sharing
The Gamer Portable generates sharp footage that's ready to be posted to social networks. In addition, AVerMedia's exclusive RECentral software provides intuitive settings for live streaming and quick connection to popular streaming platforms. It is capable of broadcasting live gameplay to TwitchTV and Ustream directly with your account and even allows custom RTMP settings.
Voice Commentary
The RECentral software preserves not only your epic gameplay but also the live commentary. It lets you trigger the voice commentary with a simple hot key or a push-to-talk option. The voice file can be saved separately for post-production or be streamed out with live gameplay over the Internet.
Hot Button and LED Indicator
Game recording or streaming starts in no time with just one press on the Hot Button. The Hot Button also serves as an on-board LED indicator, the color of illumination and the lighting frequency help you know the working status with a single glance.
With the TimeShift function, you can easily jump back to any footage where you want to start recording.
XSplit Supported
For those looking for advanced streaming functionalities, Live Gamer Portable is fully compatible with XSplit Broadcaster. XSplit Broadcaster lets you add different types of media to the stream, such as webcam, graphics and other video inputs. You can even customize scenes to meet different streaming purposes.
UPC: 795522964175
In the Box
AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder
  • HDMI Cable
  • Component Video / Stereo Audio Dongle Cable
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • PlayStation 3 Cable
  • Protective Bag
  • 3-Month Premium Software License
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    AVerMedia C875 specs

    Input 1 x HDMI
    1 x RCA Component
    1 x RCA Audio L/R
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone
    Host Connection USB 2.0 Type-A
    Output 1 x HDMI
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone
    Supported Capture Resolutions 1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30
    1680 x 1050p at 30
    1440 x 900p at 30
    1360 x 768p at 50
    1280 x 1024p at 30
    1280 x 800p at 60
    1280 x 768p at 60
    1280 x 720p at 50/60
    1024 x 768p at 60
    800 x 600p at 60
    720 x 576p at 50
    720 x 480p at 60
    640 x 480p at 60
    Supported Pass-Through Resolutions 1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60
    1920 x 1080i at 50/60
    1680 x 1050p at 60
    1440 x 900p at 60
    1360 x 768p at 60
    1280 x 1024p at 60
    1280 x 800p at 60
    1280 x 768p at 60
    1280 x 720p at 50/60
    1024 x 768p at 60
    800 x 600p at 60
    720 x 576p at 50
    720 x 480p at 60
    640 x 480p at 60
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC
    System Requirements
    CPU 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    3.0 GHz AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Power Requirement Bus-Powered USB Port
    Dimensions 5.1 x 0.8 x 2.7" / 131.0 x 22.0 x 70.0 mm
    Weight 4.1 oz / 117.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 4.1 x 3.2"

    AVerMedia C875 reviews

    Live Gamer Portable 1080p Game Recorder is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Solid Device First, if you hope to use this device to stream with OBS and you use a laptop, PLEASE make sure your graphics isn't integrated (Intel HD Whatever) and that it *is* dedicated (ATI Radeon or nVidia). Otherwise, you're gonna find yourself making more backdoors and workarounds just to stream.I bought this device with ease at B&H and the first thing I did was use the PC-Free Mode on my SDHC SD card. The quality is amazing, and even though PC-Free mode from other reviewers stated the quality is noticeably lower due to the 16mbps, I didn't notice anything damaging. Yeah, I noticed artifacts, but not something that ruined the video.On PC, recording ACTUALLY does 60fps! I was very thoroughly impressed. The first thing I did was upgrade the firmware, so try to follow that before jumping into your device. I read reviews and tried to be very aware of the possibility of this thing working for a week and them malfunction. I did not encounter that since I upgraded first and made sure not to fool around too much to risk a faulty hardware.Overall, I will give this 5 stars because it's really great for Laptop users. People develop software to use this for streaming programs, so do a bit of research and get informed, because this product is really good once you use it.My only complaints are limited to my laptop, where the program lags and becomes unstable. But that's because my laptop cannot support DirectX10.
    Date published: 2013-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backup recording device for camera I used this device recently as an experiment recording the HDMI output of my Sony camera. Attached to the top of the camera, with an external battery and a 256gig sd card I recorded surprisingly good quality 'b' roll footage for almost 6 hours. The quality visually matched the HDV cf card camera recording, but it was in full HD. I am actually now considering this as an HD upgrade to my HDV camera, but will experiment some more before making a final decision. On a side note the sd card has to be formatted to fat32 for the card to be recognized by the device.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from impressive surprisingly light, love the SD card option
    Date published: 2014-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good picture quality 1080 picture quality is very good. I love that the voice on mic is saved as a separate mp3 file on pc mode. The HDMI cable included in the box is a little too short for my setup. It is about 15 inchs (40 cm). The protective bag is just fit to the body. As no space for cables, I feel it is almost useless. BTW, when you see black border aroud the captured image on PC mode, you need to open nVidia control panel and disable under-scan settings, or open ATI/AMD Catalyst control panel and adjust scaling option to 0%. Very good product.
    Date published: 2014-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this! It's perfect! The Avermedia lgp is amazing! I am using it with an older Mac with bare minimum specs and this capture device works flawless! The software works flawless and looks great! If you're running on an older computer that is pretty slow it works amazing! Just be sure to check the specs the Avermedia requires to run this. My mac only has 2gb of ram and I think the requirement is 4 but it still works! B&H photo has great prices and fast shipping!
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product this is a great product. it performed as advertised. the only reason i gave it four stars instead of five is the fact that most of the supporting software is written for windows platform, leaving us mac users out in the cold. Come on AverMedia have a heart, get cracking on those mac version software.
    Date published: 2017-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doesn't like every HDMI signal I've got only a little to complain about with this device. It works well as a standalone or combo streaming/recording device connected to my computers. But, there are a few annoying factors that keep me from giving five stars. For one, it simply won't record some HDMI signals, namely those that have HDCP signals, such as those coming from a gaming device or even from a Macbook Pro. This renders the device less than reliable in a professional setting, where you might be looking for more of a Swiss Army knife solution that can be applied without much concern at a moment's notice. Buyer beware - if you need to count on this thing, you might want to also look into an intermediate device that strips HDCP.Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, the included neoprene case would be a lot handier if it had some extra space for cables. Maybe they could have thrown in a similar bag for the included cables. That would be a nice touch, and one I'd be willing to fork over another $ to cover in this affordable product.Also, the Mac software leaves me wanting more. The PC version is more robust. They could also offer more informative video tutorials on their site about interconnections and use scenarios. They have quite a few, but they are super short, and do not contain anything but basic connections.
    Date published: 2014-08-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful recording performances This is the only game recorder I've ever had so I can't compare it's performance to others. The Live Gamer Portable's (LGP) compact size, advertised PC free recording and usage of sdhc cards for storage is what sold me to get this recorder over the others. As a pro videographer I have so many sdhc cards laying around it's really convenient that the LGP will be able to use them. Set up is easy. Not quite plug and play tho. You have to connect LGP to your computer then go to Avermedia's webpage to manually install all the drivers and firmware. It only takes a few minutes. RECentral is now on your computer. Connect your PS3 to the Live Gamer portable then Click on the new RECentral icon on your desktop. Once you see your PS3 screen in RECentral you're ready to go. The RECentral software is disappointing. It's only good for adjusting pre-recording settings (resolution, bitrate, fps, color etc). You cant use RECentral to edit a recorded video. This is the reason I took 1 star off this rating. Also, this included hdmi cable is really short. I couldn't use it on my wall mounted TV without the LPG looking ridiculous dangling in the air. Fortunenatly I had longer spare 6ft cable that works well and looks much better on my setup. I repeat you DO NOT have to use their shrimpy hdmi cable to get this unit working. Any longer hdmi cable will work. Overall I'm very very happy with my purchase. I've only had the LGP for 10 days but have recorded many online fight games and wrestling matches from my PS3 with 0 issues at all. Fortunately PC free recording quality look awesome enough for me to avoid the hassle of using my PC for recordings. NOTE: It's worth noting that with this or any PS3 component cable you can only go up to 720p recording resolution. For those that want 1080p you would need to connect the PS3 via hdmi
    Date published: 2014-01-21
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