AVerMedia isn't the first company to launch 4K capture cards that are perfect for the Xbox One X, but they might just be the best. The Live Gamer 4K and Live Gamer Ultra are now officially available for $300 and $250 respectively.
Sure, they capture 4K video, but the bigger story here is what else they both do: HDR.
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., a leader in digital video and audio, today launched the Live Gamer 4K and Live Gamer ULTRA 4K UHD game capture cards, unleashing the power of 4K HDR game capture and streaming for today's PC and console gaming. The top of the line Live Gamer 4K (MSRP $299.99) is an internal PCIe card capable of capturing 4K HDR at 60 frames per second, the first consumer card capable of capturing 4K HDR footage. The high performance, laptop-friendly Live Gamer ULTRA (MSRP $249.99) is a driverless external card capable of capturing up to 4Kp30 with full 4K HDR passthrough and onboard video processing.
This is a pretty big deal, since to date none of the competing consumer grade capture cards have allowed 4K HDR video capture. While the Live Gamer Ultra only allows for HDR passthrough, the Live Gamer 4K PCIe card will capture in HDR at up to 4K resolution at 60 FPS. If you're a PC gamer looking for high frame rates, the Live Gamer 4K will also allow capture at up to 120 FPS at 1440p and 240 FPS at 1080p.
The Live Gamer Ultra being a USB 3.1 Type C capture card isn't quite as potent, but still has the legs on other external options. It can capture video at 4K at 30 FPS, 1440p at 60 FPS or 1080p at 120 FPS. It also allows HDR passthrough, something else you won't find on other external capture cards.
Both cards will work with a range of popular streaming software, including XSplit and OBS, and with HDMI 2.0 on board, your 120Hz Xbox One X should also pass through just fine. AVerMedia also has its own RECentral app which is compatible with both.
Until now, Elgato has pretty much had the 4K capture market for gamers on lockdown, but the AVerMedia cards are both cheaper and in the case of the Live Gamer 4K, better equipped. Whether the specs translate to a better overall experience or not we'll save for a review, and we're hoping to have one soon.
You can start ordering from today, however, by hitting the link below.
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